Scores

Final

Lafayette 50

(5-6, 4-1 Patriot)

Lehigh 28

(8-3, 3-2 Patriot)

12:30 PM ET, November 23, 2013

Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem, PA

1 2 3 4 T
LAF 14 7 15 1450
LEH 0 14 0 1428

Top Performers

Passing: D. Reed (LAF) - 378 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: K. Sherman (LEH) - 18 CAR, 141 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Ross (LAF) - 6 REC, 127 YDS, 1 TD

Lafayette is Patriot champ by beating Lehigh 50-28

Associated Press

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Drew Reed threw for three touchdowns and had plenty of help as Lafayette won its first Patriot League title and FCS playoff berth since 2006 with a surprisingly easy 50-28 win over Lehigh on Saturday.

Reed, a freshman, completed 20 of 27 passes for a career-high 378 yards. Mark Ross and Demetrius Dixon each had a touchdown among their six receptions for 127 and 107 yards respectively. Ross Scheuerman ran for 106 yards and two touchdowns.

Ross and Scheuerman both surpassed 1,000 yards for the season, the second for Ross.

But it was the defense for the Leopards (5-6, 4-1) that made a difference in the winner-take-all game that ended a five-game losing streak in the country's longest-running rivalry.

The Mountain Hawks (8-3, 3-2) only had 307 yards and had three turnovers. Keith Sherman ran for 141 yards and a touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LAF
LEH
1st Downs2317
Total Yards498307
Passing378128
Rushing120179
Penalties6-555-45
3rd Down Conversions8-146-13
4th Down Conversions2-22-2
Turnovers03
Possession36:0323:57

Passing Leaders

LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reed20/2737814.030
LehighC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McHale11/20723.620

Rushing Leaders

LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scheuerman211065.0217
Irving12504.218
LehighCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sherman181417.8125
McHale14382.707

Receiving Leaders

LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ross612721.2135
Dixon610717.8168
LehighRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kurfis77911.3127
Coyle3258.3210

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLAFLEH
TD13:33Ross Scheuerman 1 Yd Run (Ryan Gralish Kick) 70
TD06:39Mark Ross 31 Yd Pass From Drew Reed (Ryan Gralish Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERLAFLEH
TD14:07Tyler Coyle 10 Yd Pass From Matt McHale (Ryan Pandy Kick) 147
TD12:22Justin Adams 4 Yd Pass From Drew Reed (Ryan Gralish Kick) 217
TD01:11Lee Kurfis 9 Yd Pass From Matt McHale (Ryan Pandy Kick) 2114
THIRD QUARTERLAFLEH
TD11:17Marcellus Irving 7 Yd Run (Ryan Gralish Kick) 2814
TD03:28Ross Scheuerman 1 Yd Run (Blake Searfoss Run For Two-Point Conversion) 3614
FOURTH QUARTERLAFLEH
TD14:56Tyler Coyle 7 Yd Pass From Nick Shafnisky (Ryan Pandy Kick) 3621
TD08:49Keith Sherman 13 Yd Run (Ryan Pandy Kick) 3628
TD08:29Demetrius Dixon 68 Yd Pass From Drew Reed (Ryan Gralish Kick) 4328
TD07:29James Coscia 40 Yd Fumble Return (Ryan Gralish Kick) 5028