BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- Eric Rath rushed for 94 yards and a
go-ahead touchdown and Julian Austin picked off a pass at the goal
line to preserve a 21-14 Lehigh win over Colgate on Saturday.
With the game tied 14-14, Rath scored on a 2-yard run that was
set up by Kerrie Ford's interception to give Lehigh (7-1, 3-0
Patriot League) the lead with 3:39 to go in the third quarter.
Colgate (5-3, 3-1) got the ball back on its own 23-yard line
after Lehigh turned the ball over on downs with 4:11 remaining in
the game. The Raiders drove down to the Lehigh 12 but Chris Brown's
pass on 3rd and 1 was picked off by Austin at the goal line with
six seconds to go, allowing Lehigh to run out the clock.
Lehigh's Mark Borda finished 15-of-26 for 134 yards with a pair
of touchdown passes to Marques Thompson and also rushed for 91
yards on 12 carries.
The Mountain Hawks' defense held Colgate's Jamaal Branch to just
29 yards on the ground -- nearly 100 yards under his season average
-- and with just seven of those yards coming after halftime.
Brown finished 25-of-36 for 259 yards for the Raiders and threw
a 13-yard touchdown pass to DeWayne Long that tied the score at 7
early in the second quarter.
Lehigh and Colgate each missed field goal attempts in the first
half but neither team punted before halftime as Borda went 10-of-13
for 109 yards and two scores while Brown completed 14 passes for
159 yards and one score.