Scores

Final

Lafayette 20

(3-0, 1-0 Patriot)

Bucknell 14

(1-2, 0-1 Patriot)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

12:00 PM ET, September 22, 2012

Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium, Lewisburg, PA

1 2 3 4 T
LAF 7 10 0 320
BUCK 0 7 0 714

Top Performers

Passing: A. Shoop (LAF) - 278 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: B. Wesley (BUCK) - 14 CAR, 76 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Brake (BUCK) - 4 REC, 81 YDS

Lafayette 20, Bucknell 14

Associated Press

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Andrew Shoop passed for 278 yards and a touchdown and Ryan Gralish kicked two field goals in Lafayette's 20-14 victory over Bucknell Saturday in the Patriot League opener for both teams.

The Leopards (3-0, 1-0) led 17-7 at halftime and held Bucknell (1-2, 0-1) to a touchdown in each half. At 3-0, Lafayette is one win shy of last season's victory total.

Bucknell, which broke a nine-game losing streak to Lafayette in last year's 39-13 win in the snow, fared worse in fair weather. Quarterback Brandon Wesley passed for Bucknell's first touchdown and ran for the second. The Bison lost despite outrushing Lafayette 126-11.

Greg Kessel's 1-yard scoring run and Gralish's first field goal gave Lafayette a 10-0 lead. After Wesley hit Nick Gatto on a 12-yard touchdown pass, Shoop answered with an 8-yarder to Brandon Hall. Wesley's 12-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter wasn't enough.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LAF
BUCK
1st Downs1614
Total Yards289365
Passing278239
Rushing11126
Penalties6-458-70
3rd Down Conversions4-145-15
4th Down Conversions0-12-3
Turnovers03
Possession31:1828:42

Passing Leaders

LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Shoop22/342788.210
BucknellC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wesley18/332397.212

Rushing Leaders

LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hebron11252.3013
Kessel210.511
BucknellCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wesley14765.4145
Young14443.1012

Receiving Leaders

LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith67111.8030
Gould6559.2017
BucknellRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brake48120.3055
Flaherty6589.7025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLAFBUCK
TD07:48Greg Kessel 1 Yd Run (Ryan Gralish Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERLAFBUCK
FG09:46Ryan Gralish 46 Yd 100
TD05:20Nick Gatto 12 Yd Pass From Brandon Wesley (Sean Cobelli Kick) 107
TD01:32Brandon Hall 8 Yd Pass From Andrew Shoop (Ryan Gralish Kick) 177
FOURTH QUARTERLAFBUCK
FG06:44Ryan Gralish 26 Yd 207
TD02:34Brandon Wesley 12 Yd Run (Sean Cobelli Kick) 2014