Albany 14

(1-4, 1-3 away)

Lehigh 44

(3-1, 2-1 home)

1:00 PM ET, October 2, 2004

Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem, PA

1 2 3 4 T
ALBY 0 14 0 014
LEH 17 6 7 1444

Top Performers

Passing: M. Borda (LEH) - 248 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: M. Thompson (LEH) - 19 CAR, 89 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: G. Walker (LEH) - 3 REC, 76 YDS, 1 TD

Lehigh 44, Albany 14

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- Mark Borda threw three first-half touchdown passes and Marques Thompson scored three times as Lehigh beat Albany 44-14 on Saturday.

Borda, who finished 13-for-20 for 248 yards, threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Thompson on the first possession for Lehigh (3-1). After a field goal by Justin Musiek extended the Mountain Hawks' lead to 10, Borda hooked up with Gerran Walker for a 73-yard touchdown to put Lehigh up 17-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Albany (1-4) responded with a 1-yard touchdown run by Eddi Unverzagt, but Borda threw another touchdown pass to Thompson -- this time from 10 yards out -- to give Lehigh a 23-7 lead.

Thompson added a 33-yard touchdown run at the start of the third quarter and finished with 89 yards on 19 carries and two catches for 45 yards and two touchdowns.

Receiver Mike Wall scored on a 21-yard reverse at the end of the first half to get Albany on the board, but Lehigh's defense held the Great Danes to just 131 yards in the second half. The Mountain Hawks' defense scored a touchdown on a 74-yard fumble return by Tom Alfsen early in the fourth.

Albany was led by quarterback Nicholas Bazan, who rushed for 84 yards on 21 carries and finished 9-for-15 for 86 yards and one interception.

Kyle Keating scored on a 1-yard touchdown run early in the fourth for Lehigh.

Lehigh rolled up a season-high 393 yards of total offense.