Lehigh 10

(9-2, 5-1 Patriot)

Lafayette 24

(8-3, 5-1 Patriot)

12:30 PM ET, November 20, 2004

Fisher Stadium, Easton, PA

1 2 3 4 T
LEH 7 0 0 310
LAF 0 0 17 724

Top Performers

Passing: M. Borda (LEH) - 117 YDS

Rushing: B. Maurer (LAF) - 20 CAR, 124 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Ort (LAF) - 1 REC, 29 YDS

Lafayette 24, Lehigh 10

EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- Brad Maurer rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown to lead Lafayette to a 24-10 victory over Lehigh on Saturday as the Leopards secured a share of the Patriot League championship and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs.

Maurer also completed 11-of-21 passes for 108 yards as Lafayette (8-3, 5-1 Patriot League) amassed 387 yards of total offense while limiting Lehigh (9-2, 5-1) to just 200 yards of total offense. Maurice Bennett had 11 tackles and Justin Stovall had six tackles and forced two fumbles.

Lafayette scored three times in the third quarter on a 26-yard run by Maurer, a 25-yard field goal by Rick Ziska -- both capping 66-yard drives -- and Brandon Stanford's 13-yard scoring run.

Joe McCourt, who rushed for 80 yards, scored in the fourth quarter on a 2-yard run to cap an 80-yard drive that put Lafayette up 24-7 with 7:54 remaining.

Eric Rath scored on an 8-yard run that capped a 70-yard drive after the opening kickoff to give the Mountain Hawks an early lead. Matt McNelis kicked a 27-yard field goal for Lehigh in the final minutes to end the scoring.

Mark Borda was 14-for-20 for 117 yards for the Mountain Hawks, who managed only 76 yards in the second half.

The Leopards lead the all-time series in college football's most-played rivalry 73-62-5.