Scores

Final/OT

Cent Conn St 44

(0-2, 0-2 away)

Lehigh 51

(1-0, 1-0 home)

12:30 PM ET, September 7, 2013

Goodman Stadium, BETHLEHEM, PA

1 2 3 4 OT T
CCSU 7 14 13 3 744
LEH 3 7 7 20 1451

Top Performers

Passing: B. Bialkowski (LEH) - 366 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: R. Hollomon (CCSU) - 35 CAR, 160 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: L. Kurfis (LEH) - 7 REC, 222 YDS, 2 TD

Lehigh wins in thriller over CCSU, 51-44 2OT

Associated Press

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Isaiah Campbell successfully defended a pass to clinch the decisive stop in Lehigh's thrilling 51-44 double overtime victory over Central Connecticut State on Saturday.

Campbell knocked the ball loose on a well-thrown pass that was in Scott Benzing's hands in the end zone. The textbook coverage epitomized a determined defense that got all the stops it needed to key the Mountain Hawks comeback.

Lehigh (1-0) trailed by 20 with 10:46 left in the game before quarterback Brandon Bialkowski led three scoring drives to tie the game.

Lehigh kicker Ryan Pandy missed an extra point to leave the score tied at 37 with 3:32 left.

CCSU (0-2) had the opportunity to win in regulation. The Blue Devils drove the ball 53 yards to set up a 39-yard field goal with 22 seconds to go. Steven Calitri missed the attempt and Lehigh kneeled down to send the game into overtime.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CCSU
LEH
1st Downs2519
Total Yards483471
Passing225366
Rushing258105
Penalties4-203-30
3rd Down Conversions10-216-12
4th Down Conversions2-30-0
Turnovers12
Possession39:1820:42

Passing Leaders

Central Connecticut StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
SanGiacomo20/322257.031
LehighC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bialkowski18/2936612.642

Rushing Leaders

Central Connecticut StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hollomon351604.6335
Lee17804.7016
LehighCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sherman18734.1112
Farrell6325.3211

Receiving Leaders

Central Connecticut StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Benzing37324.3149
Hollomon46917.3044
LehighRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kurfis722231.7277
Parris37224.0157

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCCSULEH
TD10:45Rob Hollomon 1 Yd Run. (Steven Calitri Kick) 70
FG03:54Ryan Pandy 20 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTERCCSULEH
TD14:20Scott Benzing 49 Yd Pass From Nick SanGiacomo. (Steven Calitri Kick) 143
TD09:57Keith Sherman 1 Yd Run. (Ryan Pandy Kick) 1410
TD00:12Denzell Jones 2 Yd Pass From Nick SanGiacomo. (Steven Calitri Kick) 2110
THIRD QUARTERCCSULEH
TD14:12Josh Parris 57 Yd Pass From Brandon Bialkowski. (Ryan Pandy Kick) 2117
TD08:34Rob Hollomon 17 Yd Run. (Steven Calitri Kick) 2817
TD07:06Rob Hollomon 13 Yd Run. (Pat Blocked) 3417
FOURTH QUARTERCCSULEH
FG10:46Steven Calitri 20 Yd 3717
TD10:00Keith Sherman 9 Yd Pass From Brandon Bialkowski. (Ryan Pandy Kick) 3724
TD08:12Lee Kurfis 62 Yd Pass From Brandon Bialkowski. (Ryan Pandy Kick) 3731
TD03:32Sean Farrell 2 Yd Run. (Pat Failed) 3737
OVERTIMECCSULEH
TDTyrell Holmes 4 Yd Pass From Nick SanGiacomo. (Steven Calitri Kick) 4437
TDLee Kurfis 25 Yd Pass From Brandon Bialkowski. (Ryan Pandy Kick) 4444
2ND OVERTIMECCSULEH
TDSean Farrell 11 Yd Run. (Ryan Pandy Kick) 4451