WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Mark Borda's five touchdown passes,
including four in the first half, led Lehigh over Holy Cross 42-14
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
Holy Cross linebacker Kyle Trodden intercepted Borda's pass and
returned it 20 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter, making
Borda's fifth touchdown pass was an 18-yarder to Bergen.