Lafayette 23, Lehigh 19
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- Backup quarterback Pat Davis came off the
bench Saturday and tossed a pair of touchdown passes -- including
the game-winner in the final minute -- to lead Lafayette to a 23-19
win over Lehigh in the 141st meeting between the two schools.
With the Leopards facing fourth-and-10, Davis threw a 37-yard
touchdown pass to Jonathan Hurt with 38 seconds left to give
Lafayette its 74th win in the series. Davis, playing in relief of
injured starter Brad Maurer, drove the Leopards (8-3, 5-1 Patriot
League) 88 yards in just 1:26 for the winning score.
Davis opened the scoring with a 5-yard TD pass to Archie Fisher,
but Lehigh (8-3, 4-2) used four field goals by Jason Leo and a
79-yard touchdown pass by Sedale Threatt to take a 19-10 lead with
10:25 left in the final quarter.
The Leopards responded with a 65-yard drive capped by a 1-yard
plunge by Hurt that cut the margin to 19-17. Lafayette recovered a
fumble on the ensuing possession, but turned the ball over on
downs. Lehigh had a chance to run out the clock, but Lafayette
forced a punt to set up the game-winning drive.
Davis finished 15-for-36 for 178 yards and threw two
interceptions to go along with his two TD passes. Hurt carried 18
times for 125 yards to lead all rushers and Rick Ziska booted a
45-yard field goal for the Leopards in the second quarter.
Maurer left on Lafayette's first series with a separated
Threatt threw for 232 yards and tossed the long scoring pass to
Lafayette now holds a 74-62-5 edge in the series.
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