Scores

Final

Princeton 14

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Lehigh 17

(3-0, 2-0 home)

12:30 PM ET, September 15, 2012

Goodman Stadium, BETHLEHEM, PA

1 2 3 4 T
PRIN 0 0 0 1414
LEH 7 10 0 017

Top Performers

Passing: M. Colvin (LEH) - 276 YDS

Rushing: A. Sharp (PRIN) - 22 CAR, 79 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Spadola (LEH) - 7 REC, 102 YDS

Lehigh 17, Princeton 14

Associated Press

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Zach Barket and Keith Sherman capped off Lehigh drives with short touchdown runs to help the Mountain Hawks hold off Princeton 17-14 on Saturday and ruin yet another Tigers' season opener.

Lehigh dominated Princeton in the first half. Barket ran for five yards to score the first points of the game and Sherman's 2-yard run with 3:34 in the second quarter gave Lehigh a commanding 17-0 halftime lead.

Princeton, which has lost three straight season openers to Lehigh, rallied in the fourth quarter. The Tigers cut the lead to 17-14 with 4:54 to play on Akil Sharp's second rushing touchdown.

The Mountain Hawks' defense then stiffened, forcing a three-and-out on Princeton's next possession. Lehigh sealed the win, converting on third down-and-11 when quarterback Michael Colvin connected with Dylan Colgate for 27 yards.

Michael Colvin finished 21 of 34 for 276 yards passing for Lehigh (3-0).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PRIN
LEH
1st Downs1215
Total Yards206405
Passing109276
Rushing97129
Penalties1-108-66
3rd Down Conversions6-199-19
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers02
Possession26:4933:11

Passing Leaders

PrincetonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Michelsen14/301033.400
LehighC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Colvin21/342768.100

Rushing Leaders

PrincetonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sharp22793.6215
Wilson12323.0023
LehighCARYDSAVGTDLG
Colvin11575.2012
Sherman12463.8111

Receiving Leaders

PrincetonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson44010.0015
Costello3196.309
LehighRECYDSAVGTDLG
Spadola710214.6045
Kurfis47518.8037

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPRINLEH
TD04:29Zach Barket 5 Yd Run (Jake Peery Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERPRINLEH
FG07:51Jake Peery 23 Yd 010
TD03:34Keith Sherman 2 Yd Run (Jake Peery Kick) 017
FOURTH QUARTERPRINLEH
TD14:13Akil Sharp 13 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 617
TD04:54Akil Sharp 1 Yd Run (Connor Michelsen Pass To Roman Wilson For Two-Point Conversion) 1417