Scores

Final

Lehigh 36

(9-0, 3-0 Patriot)

Holy Cross 35

(1-8, 1-3 Patriot)

12:30 PM ET, November 3, 2012

Fitton Field, Worcester, MA

1 2 3 4 T
LEH 6 10 7 1336
HC 7 7 21 035

Top Performers

Passing: M. Colvin (LEH) - 362 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: R. Woods (HC) - 29 CAR, 139 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Spadola (LEH) - 8 REC, 202 YDS, 2 TD

Lehigh 36, Holy Cross 35

Associated Press

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Mike Colvin completed 24 of 34 passes for a career-high 362 yards and three touchdowns and ran for two more to lead unbeaten Lehigh to a 36-35 triumph over Holy Cross Saturday.

With 13 seconds to play, a 43-yard field goal attempt by John Macomber of Holy Cross sailed wide right and Lehigh (9-0, 3-0 Patriot League) escaped with its 18th consecutive regular-season victory. The Crusaders (1-8, 1-3) had 527 yards total offense but lost.

For Holy Cross, Steven Elder and Ryan Laughlin combined to complete 29 of 44 passes for 336 yards and four touchdowns -- two each to Mike Fess and Gerald Mistretta. But Colvin wouldn't let Lehigh lose.

Two of his touchdown passes went to Ryan Spadola, who missed the previous two games with mononucleosis. Spadola caught eight passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns -- the last a 33-yarder with 2 minutes left to win it.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LEH
HC
1st Downs2130
Total Yards494527
Passing362336
Rushing132191
Penalties1-103-18
3rd Down Conversions6-139-16
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Turnovers11
Possession28:4331:17

Passing Leaders

LehighC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Colvin24/3436210.630
Holy CrossC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Laughlin17/272037.520

Rushing Leaders

LehighCARYDSAVGTDLG
Colvin10595.9233
Barket15442.909
Holy CrossCARYDSAVGTDLG
Woods291394.8134
Houghton9323.605

Receiving Leaders

LehighRECYDSAVGTDLG
Spadola820225.3273
Fernandez-Soto77510.7018
Holy CrossRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mistretta810413.0225
Fess10909.0217

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLEHHC
TD13:18Mike Colvin 2 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 60
TD09:45Gerald Mistretta 11 Yd Pass From Steven Elder (John Macomber Kick) 67
SECOND QUARTERLEHHC
TD13:46Mike Fess 8 Yd Pass From Steven Elder (John Macomber Kick) 614
TD10:16Mike Colvin 33 Yd Run (Jake Peery Kick) 1314
FG00:38Jake Peery 20 Yd 1614
THIRD QUARTERLEHHC
TD13:31Ryan Spadola 73 Yd Pass From Mike Colvin (Jake Peery Kick) 2314
TD09:47Mike Fess 17 Yd Pass From Ryan Laughlin (John Macomber Kick) 2321
TD08:19Reggie Woods 3 Yd Run (John Macomber Kick) 2328
TD04:05Gerald Mistretta 15 Yd Pass From Ryan Laughlin (John Macomber Kick) 2335
FOURTH QUARTERLEHHC
TD13:34Zachary Hayden 1 Yd Pass From Mike Colvin (Jake Peery Kick) 3035
TD02:00Ryan Spadola 33 Yd Pass From Mike Colvin (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3635