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Lafayette 41, Holy Cross 13

11/15/2003

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.