Lafayette's Comeback Falls Short, Loses to Colgate, 28-24

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

Nov. 09, 2013

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EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Drew Reed was 19 of 25 for 271 yards and two touchdowns for the Leopards, but Colgate held on to win, 28-24.

Demetrius Russell ran for three first-half touchdowns on Saturday and Colgate held Lafayette scoreless in the fourth quarter.

Quarterback Gavin McCarney and Russell ran the ball well in the first half. The Raiders (4-6, 3-1 Patriot League) ran for 172 yards and four touchdowns by the intermission.

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.

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