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ColgateRaidersCOLG
4-6, 3-1 Conf
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LafayetteLeopardsLAF
3-6, 3-1 Conf

Colgate holds off Lafayette 28-24

EASTON, Pa. -- Demetrius Russell ran for three first-half touchdowns on Saturday and Colgate held Lafayette scoreless in the fourth quarter to hang on 28-24.

Quarterback Gavin McCarney and Russell were almost unstoppable running the ball in the first half. The Raiders (4-6, 3-1 Patriot League) ran for 172 yards and four touchdowns by the intermission to go ahead 28-10 and compel some Lafayette fans to leave the stadium.

The Leopards (3-6, 3-1), however, shut out Colgate the rest of the way and scored 14 unanswered third quarter points to be in position with three fourth-quarter drives to win and clinch at least a share of the Patriot League title.

The Raiders stopped them each time and Russell finished with 92 yards for a victory that keeps Colgate, with Lafayette, in the title hunt.

Drew Reed was 19 of 25 for 271 yards and two touchdowns for the Leopards.

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2015 Patriot League Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Colgate6-09-4
Fordham5-19-3
Lehigh4-26-5
Holy Cross3-36-5
Georgetown2-44-7
Bucknell1-54-7
Lafayette0-61-10