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.
Pat Fitzgerald is making even more history with his alma mater.The former Northwestern linebacker and current coach continues to add to his impressive list of accomplishments with the program, once again putting his mark on the record book by playing a prominent role in a 10-win season.
Jacoby Brissett run for 12 yds to the NCSt 41 for a 1ST down
Postgame interview with USC interim HC Clay Helton
Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave scanned for his receiver in the left flat and delivered a screen pass that was promptly intercepted and returned for a touchdown by Minnesota defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun.
Nick Weiler 38 yd FG GOOD
Alvin Kamara run for 13 yds to the Tenn 47 for a 1ST down