(1-0, 1-0 away)
(1-1, 0-1 home)
6:00 PM ET, September 8, 2012
Tenney Stadium, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
Passing: C. Looney (MRST) - 309 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: J. Young (BUCK) - 21 CAR, 71 YDS
Receiving: V. Walker (BUCK) - 6 REC, 81 YDS
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Brandon Wesley threw two first-half touchdown passes as Bucknell opened its season by edging Marist 19-17 Saturday night.
The Bison, who were third in rushing defense last season in the Football Championship Subdivision, held the Red Foxes (1-1) to 57 rushing yards on 29 carries.
Wesley, who completed 20 of 27 passes for 190 yards with one interception, threw for scores of 6 yards to Travis Friend and 7 yards to Jake Flaherty, and Bucknell led 16-10 at halftime.
Sean Cobelli added a 36-yard fourth-quarter field goal for a 19-10 lead with 4:53 remaining after a 14-play Bucknell drive that took 7:29 off the clock.
Marist's Chuckie Looney, who completed 25 of 39 for 309 yards, threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Matt Tralli with 31 seconds left, but Bucknell recovered the ensuing onside kick.
The game started 68 minutes late after a thunderstorm delayed pregame warm-ups.