Colgate (2-5, 1-0 Patriot) trailed 24-14 entering the fourth quarter before cutting the deficit to 3 on a short touchdown run by Ed Pavalko. Holy Cross (3-5, 1-1) then drove to the Colgate 5-yard line but the drive ended with Mike Armiento intercepting a pass from Peter Pujals in the endzone.
McCarney then led the Raiders down the field for the game-winning score. McCarney finished with 241 yards passing and two touchdowns. McCarney also ran for 71 yards and a score.
Pujals' interception was the second turnover by Holy Cross deep in Colgate territory. In the first quarter, Elad Covaliu fumbled at the Colgate 1.
Pujals threw for 232 yards and a touchdown and ran for 55 yards and a score.
With spring ball a month away, we'll be ranking the position groups in the Big 12 over the next two weeks, starting with the quarterbacks.
Former South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier joins The Paul Finebaum Show to discuss the state of SEC football.
On The Paul Finebaum Show, former South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier discusses his transition out of the Gamecocks' football program.
Terrel Hunt missed 18 games the last two seasons due to injury.
Former Oregon quarterback Morgan Mahalak has transferred to Towson and is expected to compete for the starting job next season.
Ryan Burns and Keller Chryst will have a chance to win Stanford's QB job this fall. Recruit K.J. Costello is the long-term future at the position.