Scores

Final

Bucknell 19

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Marist 17

(1-1, 0-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 8, 2012

Tenney Stadium, Poughkeepsie, NY

1 2 3 4 T
BUCK 7 9 0 319
MRST 7 3 0 717

Top Performers

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

Bucknell 19, Marist 17

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUCK
MRST
1st Downs1819
Total Yards332366
Passing190309
Rushing14257
Penalties5-355-31
3rd Down Conversions7-136-15
4th Down Conversions0-00-2
Turnovers22
Possession32:4927:11

Passing Leaders

BucknellC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wesley20/271907.021
MaristC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Looney25/393097.921

Rushing Leaders

BucknellCARYDSAVGTDLG
Young21713.409
Wesley6294.8016
MaristCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCoy12403.3014
Jacques3103.305

Receiving Leaders

BucknellRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker68113.5033
Friend4256.317
MaristRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rios58216.4032
Tralli77610.9019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBUCKMRST
TD03:45Travis Friend 6 Yd Pass From Brandon Wesley (Sean Cobelli Kick) 70
TD00:53Calvin McCoy 1 Yd Pass From Chuckie Looney (Jason Myers Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERBUCKMRST
FG10:37Sean Cobelli 22 Yd 107
TD05:48Jake Flaherty 7 Yd Pass From Brandon Wesley (Pat Blocked) 167
FG01:42Jason Myers 36 Yd 1610
FOURTH QUARTERBUCKMRST
FG04:50Sean Cobelli 36 Yd 1910
TD00:31Matt Tralli 11 Yd Pass From Chuckie Looney (Jason Myers Kick) 1917