Scores

Final

Fordham 34

(6-2, 4-0 Patriot)

Lafayette 23

(4-3, 1-1 Patriot)

1:00 PM ET, October 20, 2007

Fisher Stadium, Easton, PA

1 2 3 4 T
FOR 0 21 13 034
LAF 6 0 10 723

Top Performers

Passing: J. Skelton (FOR) - 323 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: X. Martin (FOR) - 13 CAR, 43 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: S. Clarke (FOR) - 6 REC, 99 YDS, 1 TD

Fordham 34, Lafayette 23

Associated Press

EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- John Skelton threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score and freshman Xavier Martin rushed for two more touchdowns as Fordham beat Lafayette 34-23 on Saturday to remain undefeated in the Patriot League.

Trailing 6-0 after one period, Fordham broke the game open with a 21-point second quarter. Skelton pushed in from a yard out and Martin followed with scoring runs of 1 and 5 yards as the Rams (6-2, 4-0 Patriot League) carried a 21-6 lead into halftime.

Lafayette (4-3, 1-1) got back into contention in the third quarter when Adam Gill caught a 24-yard scoring pass from Michael DiPaola and freshman Davis Rodriguez kicked a 36-yard field goal to pull the Leopards within 21-16.

Fordham moved ahead to stay later in the quarter as Sylvester Clarke grabbed a 37-yard scoring pass and David Moore caught a 51-yard TD pass. Skelton finished 19-for-26 for 323 yards.

Lafayette closed to the final 11-point margin in the final minute when Kevin Logan caught an 11-yard scoring pass from Rob Curley.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FOR
LAF
1st Downs1926
Total Yards408449
Passing323273
Rushing85176
Penalties6-556-32
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers22
Possession25:2934:31

Passing Leaders

FordhamC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Skelton19/2632312.420
LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
DiPaola16/341664.911

Rushing Leaders

FordhamCARYDSAVGTDLG
Martin13433.320
Coven14412.900
LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morrow16674.200
DiPaola13382.900

Receiving Leaders

FordhamRECYDSAVGTDLG
Clarke69916.510
Rayborn36521.700
LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roeder66010.000
Adair6579.500

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFORLAF
TD03:31Brandon Mitchell 21 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 06
SECOND QUARTERFORLAF
TD14:57John Skelton 1 Yd Run (Adam Danko Kick) 76
TD08:08Xavier Martin 1 Yd Run (Adam Danko Kick) 146
TD02:07Xavier Martin 5 Yd Run (Adam Danko Kick) 216
THIRD QUARTERFORLAF
TD09:44Adam Gill 24 Yd Pass From Mike Dipaola (Davis Rodriguez Kick) 2113
FG05:22Davis Rodriguez 36 Yd 2116
TD04:21Sylvester Clarke 37 Yd Pass From John Skelton (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 2716
TD02:47David Moore 51 Yd Pass From John Skelton (Adam Danko Kick) 3416
FOURTH QUARTERFORLAF
TD00:33Kevin Logan 11 Yd Pass From Robert Curley (Davis Rodriguez Kick) 3423