(8-3, 4-2 Patriot)
(4-7, 4-2 Patriot)
12:30 PM ET, November 21, 2009
Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem, PA
Passing: R. Curley (LAF) - 300 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: J. Rudolph (LAF) - 11 CAR, 58 YDS
Receiving: J. Drwal (LEH) - 7 REC, 100 YDS
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Al Pierce intercepted Rob Curley in overtime and Lehigh defeated Lafayette 27-21 on Saturday.
Alex Wojdowski caught an 8-yard pass from JB Clark in overtime as the country's oldest rivalry -- 145 games since 1897 -- went into extra periods for just the second time.
The Mountain Hawks (4-7, 4-2 Patriot League) came up big on defense with three interceptions, a fumble return for a TD and a fourth-down stop at their 2-yard line in the fourth quarter.
Bryan Andrews had Lehigh's second interception resulting in an 80-yard TD drive. James Flynn capped the drive on a 2-yard TD catch from Clark for a 7-7 tie with 28 seconds left in the first half.
John Veniero returned a fumble on a Leopards' punt return to tie the score at 14 with 8:31 left in the third quarter.
Curley finished with 300 yards and two TDs on 21-of-28 passing for Lafayette (8-3, 4-2).