Scores

Final

Lehigh 10

(9-2, 5-1 Patriot)

Lafayette 24

(8-3, 5-1 Patriot)

12:30 PM ET, November 20, 2004

Fisher Field, 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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LEH
LAF
1st Downs1325
Total Yards200387
Passing117108
Rushing83279
Penalties2-155-24
3rd Down Conversions7-134-12
4th Down Conversions1-14-5
Turnovers21
Possession22:5837:02

Passing Leaders

LehighC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Borda14/201175.900-
LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Maurer11/211085.101-

Rushing Leaders

LehighCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rath17744.4110
Thompson5122.403
LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Maurer201246.2126
McCourt23803.5111

Receiving Leaders

LehighRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bergen56513.0026
Zebluim33010.0022
LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lauver2189.0015
Walker2178.5010

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLEHLAF
TD7:10ERIC RATH 8 YD RUN (MATT MCNELIS KICK)
Drive info: 14 plays, 70 yards.
70
THIRD QUARTERLEHLAF
TD13:14BRAD MAURER 26 YD RUN (RICK ZISKA KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 66 yards.
77
FG4:02RICK ZISKA 25 YD FG
Drive info: 15 plays, 66 yards.
710
TD2:32BRANDON STANFORD 13 YD RUN (RICK ZISKA KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 34 yards.
717
FOURTH QUARTERLEHLAF
TD7:54JOE MCCOURT 2 YD RUN (RICK ZISKA KICK)
Drive info: 18 plays, 80 yards.
724
FG3:16MATT MCNELIS 27 YD FG
Drive info: 15 plays, 70 yards.
1024