Scores

Final

Holy Cross 20

(3-8, 1-3 Patriot)

Lehigh 34

(7-2, 2-1 Patriot)

12:30 PM ET, November 9, 2013

Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem, PA

1 2 3 4 T
HC 7 6 7 020
LEH 7 20 7 034

Top Performers

Passing: P. Pujals (HC) - 269 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Sherman (LEH) - 20 CAR, 166 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Fess (HC) - 8 REC, 62 YDS, 1 TD

Lehigh beats Holy Cross 34-20

Associated Press

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Freshman Nick Shafnisky threw two touchdowns and rushed for another as Lehigh beat Holy Cross 34-20 on Saturday.

Shafnisky replaced starting QB Matt McHale midway through the second quarter and played the remainder of the game. He was 11-of-12 for 136 yards and rushed for 55 yards on 13 carries. Leading rusher Keith Sherman had 17 carries for 141 yards and three touchdowns.

Shafnisky threw his first NCAA career touchdown pass with 13 seconds left in the half, a 19-yarder to Keith Sherman, to put the halftime score at 27-13. Another Shafnisky to Sherman TD pass in the third gave the Mountain Hawks (7-2, 2-1 Patriot) a comfortable 34-13 lead.

The Crusaders' lone touchdown pass came late in the third on a 24-yard toss from QB Peter Pujals to wide receiver Mike Fess.

The Mountain Hawks held the Crusaders (3-8, 1-3) to 67 yards of offense in the fourth quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HC
LEH
1st Downs2126
Total Yards360448
Passing269188
Rushing91260
Penalties5-335-38
3rd Down Conversions5-125-11
4th Down Conversions1-20-1
Turnovers20
Possession28:5731:03

Passing Leaders

Holy CrossC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pujals30/422696.411
LehighC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Shafnisky11/1213611.320

Rushing Leaders

Holy CrossCARYDSAVGTDLG
Guild8607.5248
Pujals14231.6013
LehighCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sherman201668.3160
Shafnisky13554.2113

Receiving Leaders

Holy CrossRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stanley79012.9026
Fess8627.8124
LehighRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kurfis57414.8027
Gaul33311.0018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHCLEH
TD10:50Matt McHale 2 Yd Run (Ryan Pandy Kick) 07
TD03:07Gabe Guild 48 Yd Run (Connor Fitzgerald Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERHCLEH
TD12:37Keith Sherman 60 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 713
TD07:07Gabe Guild 2 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1313
TD02:26Nick Shafnisky 5 Yd Run (Ryan Pandy Kick) 1320
TD00:13Keith Sherman 19 Yd Pass From Nick Shafnisky (Ryan Pandy Kick) 1327
THIRD QUARTERHCLEH
TD05:21Keith Sherman 11 Yd Pass From Nick Shafnisky (Ryan Pandy Kick) 1334
TD03:25Mike Fess 24 Yd Pass From Peter Pujals (John Macomber Kick) 2034