12:30 PM ET, November 15, 2003
Fitton Field, WORCESTER, MA
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Joe McCourt rushed for 186 yards and four touchdowns to lead Lafayette past Holy Cross 41-13 on Saturday.
It was the second straight week McCourt rushed for four TDs for Lafayette (5-5, 2-4 Patriot League), which handed Holy Cross (1-10, 1-5) its ninth straight loss. McCourt is now within one touchdown of the school record for touchdowns in a season.
The Leopards gained 481 yards of total offense, and jumped ahead 21-0 late in the second quarter as McCourt ran for three scores. He opened the scoring with a 40-yard TD run with 13:41 left in the first quarter, punched in another score on a 1-yard TD run and capped a 13-play, 76 yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown to put Lafayette ahead 21-0 with 4:22 left in the first half.
McCourt's last touchdown came with 9:14 left in the third quarter and gave the Leopards a 27-6 lead.
John O'Neill threw for 296 yards and a pair of TDs on 24 of 44 passing to lead the Crusaders. Ari Confesor caught one of O'Neill's touchdown passes, setting a school record with 19 career TD receptions.
Marko Glavic threw for 175 yards and a touchdown, and also scored on a 9-yard run early in the foruth quarter to put Lafayette ahead 34-13.
|3rd Down Conversions||9-15||6-14|
|4th Down Conversions||0-3||1-3|
|TD||13:41||JOE MCCOURT 40 YD RUN (MICHAEL BEATRICE KICK)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 53 yards.
|TD||9:17||JOE MCCOURT 1 YD RUN (MICHAEL BEATRICE KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 48 yards.
|TD||4:22||JOE MCCOURT 3 YD RUN (MICHAEL BEATRICE KICK)|
Drive info: 13 plays, 76 yards.
|TD||1:08||SEAN GRUBER 21 YD PASS FROM JOHN O'NEILL (FAILED 2PT PASS)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 76 yards.
|TD||9:14||JOE MCCOURT 25 YD RUN (MISSED KICK)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 76 yards.
|TD||1:47||ARI CONFESOR 3 YD PASS FROM JOHN O'NEILL (MICHAEL DESANTIS KICK)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 65 yards.
|TD||13:42||MARKO GLAVIC 9 YD RUN (MICHAEL BEATRICE KICK)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 26 yards.
|TD||12:19||JOSHUA KEISTER 1 YD PASS FROM MARKO GLAVIC (MICHAEL BEATRICE KICK)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 30 yards.