Bucknell 17

(3-4, 1-2 Patriot)

Lehigh 40

(6-1, 2-0 Patriot)

1:00 PM ET, October 23, 2004

Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem, PA

1 2 3 4 T
BUCK 0 3 7 717
LEH 0 20 7 1340

Top Performers

Passing: M. Borda (LEH) - 385 YDS, 5 TD

Rushing: E. Rath (LEH) - 24 CAR, 80 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Kovacs (LEH) - 4 REC, 108 YDS, 2 TD

Lehigh 40, Bucknell 17

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- Mark Borda threw for 385 yards and five touchdowns to lead Lehigh to a 40-17 win over Bucknell on Saturday.

Borda threw touchdown passes of 36 yards to Adam Kovacs and 23 yards to Greg Fay as the Mountain Hawks (6-1, 2-0 Patriot League) opened up an early 13-0 lead. After a Bucknell field goal, Borda, who threw for 286 yards in the first half, drove Lehigh 70 yards in eight plays in just 1:59, capping the drive with a 29-yard touchdown pass to Kovacs with 10 seconds to go in the half.

Bucknell (3-4, 1-2) was held to 58 total yards and two first downs in the first half and scored a 33-yard field goal only after recovering a fumble deep in Lehigh territory.

In the third quarter, Borda added to his stats with a 72-yard touchdown pass to Gerran Walker and hooked up with Adam Bergen for a 1-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter that made the score 40-10.

In the second half, John Henry Jackson threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Davis and the Bison capped the scoring with Peter Kaufman's 4-yard run with 2:40 to go.

Walker and Kovacs each went over the 100-yard mark, with Walker catching four passes for 123 yards and Kovacs catching four for 108. Eric Rath led the Mountain Hawks with 24 carries for 80 yards and scored on a 2-yard run.

Lehigh outgained Bucknell 495-253 in total offense.