Lehigh 42

(4-1, 1-0 Patriot)

Holy Cross 14

(0-5, 0-2 Patriot)

1:00 PM ET, October 9, 2004

Fitton Field, Worcester, MA

1 2 3 4 T
LEH 14 21 0 742
HC 0 7 0 714

Top Performers

Passing: M. Borda (LEH) - 288 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: E. Rath (LEH) - 19 CAR, 88 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: G. Walker (LEH) - 5 REC, 71 YDS, 1 TD

Lehigh 42, Holy Cross 14

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Mark Borda's five touchdown passes, including four in the first half, led Lehigh over Holy Cross 42-14 on Saturday.

Lehigh (4-1, 1-0 Patriot League) rolled up a 35-7 halftime lead. The Mountain Hawks struck quickly, scoring touchdowns on their first two possessions.

Holy Cross (0-4, 0-2), lost quarterback John O'Neil to an injury in the first half. He was 12-for-16 with one interception.

On Lehigh's fourth offensive play, Borda found Kevin Zebluim in the back of the end zone for a 9-yard score.

Borda then engineered a three-play, 63-yard drive on Lehigh's next possession, connecting with running back Marques Thompson on a 32-yard screen pass for another score.

Tight end Adam Bergen then caught a 13-yard scoring pass over the middle, extending the lead to 21-0 with 13:25 left in first half. Bergen caught two touchdown passes.

Borda was 18-for-24 and 295 yards for the day.

Holy Cross got on the board when Steven Silva, culminating an 11-play, 76-yard drive, ran four yards to cut the lead to 21-7. An ensuing onside kick was recovered by Lehigh, and the Mountain Hawks marched 48 yards on eight plays. Eric Rath scored on a 4-yard run.

Borda connected with Gerran Walker for a 33-yard score before halftime.

Holy Cross linebacker Kyle Trodden intercepted Borda's pass and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter, making it 35-14.

Borda's fifth touchdown pass was an 18-yarder to Bergen.