Yale 37

(2-1, 2-0 away)

Lafayette 34

(2-3, 0-2 home)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

1:00 PM ET, September 30, 2006

Fisher Stadium, Easton, PA

1 2 3 4 T
YALE 9 7 14 737
LAF 0 7 7 2034

Top Performers

Passing: B. Maurer (LAF) - 282 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. McLeod (YALE) - 30 CAR, 172 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: A. Wright (YALE) - 4 REC, 151 YDS, 1 TD

Yale 37, Lafayette 34

EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- Yale built a 16-point lead after three quarters and withstood a furious rally by Lafayette in a wild 37-34 win on Saturday.

Yale (2-1) got 172 yards rushing and three touchdowns from Mike McLeod and a big game from receiver Ashley Wright, but Lafayette scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to make a game of it. The Leopards got their final touchdown with 30 seconds left, but couldn't recover the onside kick, preserving the win for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs led 30-14 after three quarters thanks to two touchdown runs from McLeod, a 63-yard touchdown pass from Matt Polhemus to Wright and a 28-yard run by Polhemus. Polhemus threw for 196 yards -- most of them to Wright, who finished with four catches for 151 yards.

Lafayette (2-3) came back in the fourth when Joe Russo scored his second touchdown of the game and quarterback Brad Maurer scored on a 27-yard run. McLeod scored for the third time on a 45-yard run to give Yale a 37-27 lead with 4:04 left, but the Leopards were still in the game when Maurer threw his second touchdown pass of the game with 30 seconds left. Lafayette was unable to come away with the onside kick, however, and Yale ran out the clock.

Maurer threw for 282 yards and two scores on 28-for-43 passing and added 62 yards on the ground to lead the Leopards. Travis Hutson and Adam Gill were on the receiving end of Maurer's scoring passes.

Alan Kimball booted a 36-yard field goal in the first quarter for the Bulldogs, who were outgained 425-414 for the game but forced four turnovers -- three fumbles and one interception.