Marist 10

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Lafayette 49

(1-0, 1-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 1, 2007

Fisher Stadium, Easton, PA

1 2 3 4 T
MRST 0 3 7 010
LAF 21 14 7 749

Top Performers

Passing: M. DiPaola (LAF) - 124 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. White (LAF) - 9 CAR, 55 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: S. Adair (LAF) - 4 REC, 73 YDS

Leopards 49, Red Foxes 10

Associated Press

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.