Scores

Final

Fordham 24

(5-4, 2-4 away)

Bucknell 27

(2-7, 0-4 Patriot)

1:00 PM ET, November 3, 2012

Mathewson-Memorial Stadium, LEWISBURG, PA

1 2 3 4 T
FOR 6 15 0 324
BUCK 7 0 10 1027

Top Performers

Passing: R. Higgins (FOR) - 267 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: T. Smith (BUCK) - 29 CAR, 179 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Koonce (FOR) - 7 REC, 56 YDS

Bucknell 27, Fordham 24

Associated Press

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Tyler Smith scored three touchdowns, including a pair in the second half, as Bucknell snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 27-24 victory over Fordham Saturday in a matchup of Patriot League foes.

The win helped the Bison (2-7) avoid their first eight-game losing streak since 1957-58.

Bucknell fell in a 21-7 hole at the half, but two second-half field goals by Sean Corbelli paired with a 26-yard TD reception and 14-yard TD run by Smith lifted the Bison to a 27-21 advantage with 9:04 to play.

Smith also ran in a 76-yard score in the first quarter, and finished with 179 yards on 29 carries.

For Fordham (5-4), Carlton Koonce ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries, and Patrick Murray connected for three field goals.

The game did not count toward either team's conference record due to Fordham's use of merit aide scholarships for football.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FOR
BUCK
1st Downs2317
Total Yards404317
Passing267100
Rushing137217
Penalties10-974-43
3rd Down Conversions4-137-15
4th Down Conversions1-30-1
Turnovers31
Possession30:4229:18

Passing Leaders

FordhamC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Higgins23/402676.702
BucknellC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wesley10/221004.510

Rushing Leaders

FordhamCARYDSAVGTDLG
Koonce291164.0220
Higgins8212.6018
BucknellCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith291796.2276
Wesley7355.0024

Receiving Leaders

FordhamRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson46215.5021
Wetzel55911.8025
BucknellRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith3299.7126
Sullivan22311.5012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFORBUCK
FG13:59Patrick Murray 41 Yd 30
FG09:34Patrick Murray 22 Yd 60
TD09:16Tyler Smith 76 Yd Run (Sean Cobelli Kick) 67
SECOND QUARTERFORBUCK
TD13:04Carlton Koonce 14 Yd Run (Patrick Murray Kick) 137
TD02:13Carlton Koonce 15 Yd Run (Blake Wayne Pass To Nick Talbert For Two-Point Conversion) 217
THIRD QUARTERFORBUCK
FG10:04Sean Cobelli 22 Yd 2110
TD03:33Tyler Smith 26 Yd Pass From Brandon Wesley (Sean Cobelli Kick) 2117
FOURTH QUARTERFORBUCK
TD13:07Tyler Smith 14 Yd Run (Sean Cobelli Kick) 2124
FG09:04Sean Cobelli 28 Yd 2127
FG06:10Patrick Murray 39 Yd 2427