There were many for the Crimson Tide. But let's start with the offensive line led by senior Ben Hank,who allowed the Tide to 273 yards on the ground and another 175 through the air. Other members were Dion Matthews, John Bosley, Bryan Flory and Vanyel Peterson.
Seth Lefever rushed for 154 yards,with 144 of those yards as quarterback. He also caught one pass for a score, added a one-point conversion, a two-point conversion and rushed for another.
Michael Burke caught six passes for 126 yards and two scores. Like Lefever, Burke also rushed for a score and added a two-point conversion.
Andrew Combs was steady with 77 yards on 14 carries and score.
On the other side
The Tide allowed the Knights, 133 yards on the ground and 75 through the air. Eastern had two big plays in the game, a 46-yard run and a 52-yard pass that both went for scores.
Tackle chart leaders were Flory with 13 stops, including two for losses and Matthews with nine, including two sacks.
Will Kreiser, with a fumble recovery and Daeshawn McIllwain with a pick, had the turnovers.
Odds and ends
Columbia was flagged five times for 45 yards. There was a female official used in the game in the critical position of umpire. The Knights were flagged eight times for 50 yards. The only area of advantage for the Knights was in the kick return area.
Columbia had scoring drives of 1, 2, 3, 11 and 12 plays. The Knights had drives of 7, 9 and 11 where they didn't score.
The game marked the debut of Richard Brubaker as Eastern coach. He replaced Jeff Shutter.