EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- Michael DiPaola threw two touchdown passes and Shaun Adair returned a punt for a score as Lafayette rolled over Marist 49-10 on Saturday night.
Lafayette (1-0) jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter, when Maurice White scored on a 5-yard run and the Leopards turned a fumble into an 8-yard touchdown pass from DiPaola to Kyle Roeder. Adair capped the quarter with a 78-yard punt return for a touchdown.
The Leopard defense dominated Marist (0-1), holding the Red Foxes to negative yardage on the ground, picking up five sacks and forcing two turnovers.
White scored his second touchdown on a 7-yard run to make it 28-0 before Marist got on the board with a field goal by Bradley Rowe. Anthony D'Urso responded for Lafayette, scoring on a 15-yard run to give the Leopards a 35-3 halftime lead.
Lafayette picked off Steve McGrath in the third quarter to set up DiPaola's second touchdown pass, a 12-yarder to Joe Russo to make it 42-3. McGrath threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Tim Keegan early in the fourth quarter for Marist's final points.
Brandon Mitchell capped the scoring with a 23-yard touchdown run with 11:32 to go in the game.
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