Scores

Final

Lehigh 28

(2-0, 1-0 away)

Monmouth 25

(0-3, 0-1 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 14, 2013

Kessler Field, WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ

1 2 3 4 T
LEH 0 14 7 728
MONM 7 3 8 725

Top Performers

Passing: B. Bialkowski (LEH) - 375 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Asante (MONM) - 7 CAR, 103 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: L. Kurfis (LEH) - 10 REC, 211 YDS, 2 TD

Lehigh narrowly beats Monmouth 28-25

Associated Press

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- Brandon Bialkowski's final touchdown pass in the fourth quarter propelled Lehigh into a 28-25 victory over Monmouth Saturday.

Bialkowski threw three touchdown passes and was 24 of 40 for 375 yards. It was another impressive showing after throwing four touchdown passes in the season opener last week against Central Connecticut State that resulted in a 51-44 victory for Lehigh in double overtime.

Lee Kurfis caught the 40-yard touchdown pass that gave the lead back to the Mountain Hawks (2-0) after briefly trailing in the fourth. Kurfis had 10 receptions for 211 yards and two touchdowns.

Brandon Hill was 29 of 41 for 316 yards and one touchdown for Monmouth (0-3).

Julian Hayes and Kwabena Assante both rushed for over 100 yards for the Hawks. Asante's only touchdown at the beginning of the fourth gave Monmouth a short-winded 25-21 lead after playing catch-up throughout the second and third quarters.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LEH
MONM
1st Downs2723
Total Yards590517
Passing400316
Rushing190201
Penalties1-102-19
3rd Down Conversions4-138-16
4th Down Conversions2-20-3
Turnovers32
Possession26:1733:43

Passing Leaders

LehighC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bialkowski24/393759.631
MonmouthC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hill29/413167.711

Rushing Leaders

LehighCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sherman141077.6036
Hayden13737.0037
MonmouthCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hayes241064.4018
Asante710314.7134

Receiving Leaders

LehighRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kurfis1021121.1255
Fernandez-Soto69215.3127
MonmouthRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sterling131269.7164
Sumlin67111.8034

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLEHMONM
TD08:09Clark Coe 42 Yd Fumble Return (Eric Spillane Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERLEHMONM
TD13:25Lee Kurfis 55 Yd Pass From Brandon Bialkowski (Ryan Pandy Kick) 77
TD04:34Sean Farrell 6 Yd Run (Ryan Pandy Kick) 147
FG00:00Eric Spillane 35 Yd 1410
THIRD QUARTERLEHMONM
TD04:20Sergio Fernandez-Soto 5 Yd Pass From Brandon Bialkowski (Ryan Pandy Kick) 2110
TD02:43Neal Sterling 64 Yd Pass From Brandon Hill (Eric Sumlin Run For Two-Point Conversion) 2118
FOURTH QUARTERLEHMONM
TD12:20Kwabena Asante 21 Yd Run (Eric Spillane Kick) 2125
TD10:02Lee Kurfis 40 Yd Pass From Brandon Bialkowski (Ryan Pandy Kick) 2825