Scores

Final

Holy Cross 7

(4-5, 2-2 Patriot)

Lehigh 14

(8-1, 4-0 Patriot)

12:30 PM ET, November 5, 2011

Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem, PA

1 2 3 4 T
HC 0 7 0 07
LEH 0 0 7 714

Top Performers

Passing: R. Taggart (HC) - 160 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: Z. Barket (LEH) - 24 CAR, 102 YDS

Receiving: K. Toulouse (HC) - 4 REC, 44 YDS, 1 TD

Lehigh 14, Holy Cross 7

Associated Press

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Matt Fitz rushed for two touchdowns as Lehigh controlled the clock and limited the Holy Cross offense in a 14-7 win on Saturday.

The Mountain Hawks (8-1, 4-0 Patriot League) rushed 43 times for 143 yards and held possession for 37:05 compared to 22:55 for Holy Cross. Zach Barket led the rushing attack for Lehigh with 102 yards. Chris Lum passed for 251 yards, despite throwing two interceptions and being sacked four times.

Mike Groome led the Lehigh defense with 13 tackles, a sack and an interception.

Lehigh, which has won seven games in a row, faces Georgetown at home on Saturday for the Patriot League title and an automatic bid to the Football Championship Subdivision tournament.

Ryan Taggart, who passed for 160 yards, hit Kyle Toulouse for a 5-yard touchdown in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead for Holy Cross (4-5, 2-2), which has lost two straight.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HC
LEH
1st Downs1223
Total Yards230394
Passing160251
Rushing70143
Penalties2-93-37
3rd Down Conversions2-139-17
4th Down Conversions0-30-0
Turnovers12
Possession22:5537:05

Passing Leaders

Holy CrossC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Taggart14/331604.811
LehighC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lum24/372516.802

Rushing Leaders

Holy CrossCARYDSAVGTDLG
Houghton15583.9014
Taggart8182.308
LehighCARYDSAVGTDLG
Barket241024.3020
Fitz8253.1212

Receiving Leaders

Holy CrossRECYDSAVGTDLG
Toulouse44411.0124
Smith22713.5025
LehighRECYDSAVGTDLG
Drwal66310.5023
Spadola45814.5027

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERHCLEH
TD10:54Kyle Toulouse 5 Yd Pass From Ryan Taggart (John Macomber Kick) 70
THIRD QUARTERHCLEH
TD03:03Matt Fitz 3 Yd Run (Tim Divers Kick) 77
FOURTH QUARTERHCLEH
TD08:57Matt Fitz 1 Yd Run (Tim Divers Kick) 714