Colgate (2-5, 1-0 Patriot) trailed 24-14 entering the fourth quarter before cutting the deficit to 3 on a short touchdown run by Ed Pavalko. Holy Cross (3-5, 1-1) then drove to the Colgate 5-yard line but the drive ended with Mike Armiento intercepting a pass from Peter Pujals in the endzone.
McCarney then led the Raiders down the field for the game-winning score. McCarney finished with 241 yards passing and two touchdowns. McCarney also ran for 71 yards and a score.
Pujals' interception was the second turnover by Holy Cross deep in Colgate territory. In the first quarter, Elad Covaliu fumbled at the Colgate 1.
Pujals threw for 232 yards and a touchdown and ran for 55 yards and a score.