Holy Cross 31

(1-8, 1-3 Patriot)

Bucknell 53

(5-4, 3-1 Patriot)

1:00 PM ET, November 1, 2003

Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium, Lewisburg, PA

1 2 3 4 T
HC 14 3 7 731
BUCK 8 10 14 2153

Bucknell 53, Holy Cross 31

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- John Jackson completed two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to help Bucknell pull away for a 53-31 win over Holy Cross on Saturday.

Jackson, who went 12-for-17 for 242 yards, hit Albert Marquardt with a 33-yard touchdown pass with 12:35 left in the fourth quarter to give Bucknell (5-4, 3-1 Patriot League) a 39-24 lead. Following a Holy Cross touchdown, he hit Ian Nutt with a 16-yard TD pass with 4:27 left to put the game away.

John O'Neill went 22-for-42 for 229 yards and one touchdown for Holy Cross (1-8, 1-3). O'Neill hit Ari Confesor with a 10-yard TD pass with 10 minutes left to draw Holy Cross to within eight at 39-31.

Blamah Sarnor carried 23 times for 102 yards and two TDs for Bucknell. Sarnor ran 5 yards for a TD in the third period and closed the scoring with a 1-yard run with 26 seconds left in the game.