The Georgetown Hoyas lost their battle for the Lou Little Cup, falling to Columbia, 35-24, on Sept. 25, as Chuck Cox of the College Football America Yearbook staff covered the game in New York City.
Cox’s photo gallery is on our Facebook page and photos of the game could end up in the 2022 edition of the Yearbook. The photos may also be used by the American Football Coaches Association for its web site, social media and publications.
Georgetown and Columbia have only been playing the Lou Little Cup for the past seven years. The Cup was established in 2015 in the name of Little, who coached at both Georgetown and Columbia. Little coached at Georgetown from 1924-30 and went 41-12-13 in six seasons. His .759 winning percentage is still the highest among GU head coaches who have coached more than 20 games.
Little then took over at Columbia in 1930 and continued his Hall of Fame career until 1956. At Columbia, he posted 110 victories and his most notable win at Columbia came in the 1934 Rose Bowl, when the Lions defeated Stanford 7-0. Overall, his teams won 149 games, lost 122 and tied 11.
Little was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1960.
For Georgetown, Pierce Holley threw for 368 yards and scored a rushing touchdown, while Cameron Crayton had career highs of eight catches for 190 yards and a touchdown. Asante Das caught seven passes for 71 yards and a touchdown.
For Columbia, quarterback Ty Lenhart scored three rushing touchdowns to lead the Lions to the victory. Paul Akere had eight tackles, 2 1/2 tackles for loss and a sack for the Lions.
The College Football America 2021 Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.