Scores

Final

Monmouth 17

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Lehigh 27

(1-0, 1-0 home)

12:30 PM ET, September 1, 2012

Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem, PA

1 2 3 4 T
MONM 0 7 10 017
LEH 14 7 0 627

Top Performers

Passing: M. Colvin (LEH) - 221 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: K. Asante (MONM) - 11 CAR, 94 YDS

Receiving: R. Spadola (LEH) - 9 REC, 111 YDS

Lehigh 27, Monmouth (NJ) 17

Associated Press

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Michael Colvin passed for 221 yards and two touchdowns in his debut as Lehigh's starting quarterback and the Mountain Hawks defeated Monmouth (N.J.) 27-17 on Saturday in the teams' season opener.

Lehigh, which made it to the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals last season, took a 14-0 lead and led 21-7 at halftime before Monmouth battled back with 10 third-quarter points.

Monmouth drove to the Lehigh 10 in the fourth quarter, but the Mountain Hawks stopped Julian Hayes for no gain at their 7 and forced a fumble on fourth-and-1 with 7:12 remaining.

Lehigh, which has won its last 10 regular-season games, added a final touchdown on the last play when it recovered a Monmouth fumble after a completion and a couple of laterals.

Colvin, a senior, completed 17 of 32 for Lehigh with two interceptions. Ryan Spadola had nine catches for 111 yards after catching 96 passes a year ago.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONM
LEH
1st Downs2117
Total Yards333360
Passing151221
Rushing182139
Penalties3-156-48
3rd Down Conversions5-203-12
4th Down Conversions3-50-0
Turnovers43
Possession32:4327:17

Passing Leaders

MonmouthC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Frazier23/411513.712
LehighC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Colvin17/322216.922

Rushing Leaders

MonmouthCARYDSAVGTDLG
Asante11948.5016
Frazier11393.5018
LehighCARYDSAVGTDLG
Barket14614.4027
Colvin13564.3114

Receiving Leaders

MonmouthRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roberts7446.3017
Sterling33210.7115
LehighRECYDSAVGTDLG
Spadola911112.3039
Parris24221.0036

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMONMLEH
TD08:43Mike Colvin 5 Yd Run (Jake Peery Kick) 07
TD04:22Derek Knott 19 Yd Pass From Mike Colvin (Jake Peery Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERMONMLEH
TD09:13Julian Hayes 1 Yd Run (Eric Spillane Kick) 714
TD00:52Lee Kurfis 25 Yd Pass From Mike Colvin (Jake Peery Kick) 721
THIRD QUARTERMONMLEH
FG10:32Eric Spillane 39 Yd 1021
TD02:35Neal Sterling 15 Yd Pass From Kyle Frazier (Eric Spillane Kick) 1721
FOURTH QUARTERMONMLEH
TD00:00Jerard Gordon 6 Yd Fumble Return 1727