Note from Gary Kusch: In the first quarter, NYU blocked a Columbia punt and recovered for what was at the time called a touchdown by referee William N. Morice. The lead held through the remainder of the game as Columbia scored a final period touchdown but had the extra point blocked for a final 7-6 score. This was a major upset as Columbia was heavily favored, and their coach was not even at the game, instead deciding to personally scout their next opponent. Three days later the referee said that he made an error in the call, that the blocked punt went into the crowd and should have been ruled a safety, and that Columbia "should have been" the winner by a 6-2 score. Football officials around the country were not in consensus: some ruled it was the "right and manly thing to do", while others said the referee's jurisdiction over the contest ended as soon as he left the field at the close of the game. Morice subsequently backtracked to a certain degree in a letter he wrote to the NYU coach where he suggested his statement was meant merely to admit his error rather than to change the outcome of the game. He added that he had passed the buck on to Walter Camp and E. K. Hall, then secretary and chairman of the Rules Committee, asking for an official ruling. But according to a web article I found on the game, no official ruling was made as to the final score. Of course, both schools claim the win.