Oct. 19, 2009
Center Valley, Pa. - The rest of the season will almost exclusively feature Patriot League play, and the first full weekend of League games will begin to sort out the jumbled standings. No. 17 Colgate visits No. 22 Holy Cross in a matchup of teams without a League loss, and the same scenario happens in Lewisburg as Lehigh goes to Bucknell. Lafayette puts its unblemished League mark on the line at home against Fordham, which is trying to get into the race after dropping its first League game.
Patriot League Football Release - 10.19.09
Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week
John Skelton, Fordham Sr., QB, 6'5, 258, El Paso, Texas/Burges
Skelton receives the Offensivre Player of the Week award for the second time in the past three weeks, and fourth in his career, after throwing for a school-record 420 yards and tossing five touchdown passes while running for another in Fordham's 39-27 win at Cornell on Saturday. He completed 20-of-27 passes in the game and threw four touchdown passes of 50 yards or more. Skelton threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns in the first half alone. He tied a Patriot League record for longest scoring pass with a 98-yarder to Asa Lucas in the second quarter, and connected nine times for 245 yards and four touchdowns with Jason Caldwell. It was Skelton's second-career 400-yard game, and he is up to at least seventh in Patriot League history in completions, yards, touchdowns, attempts, total offense and touchdowns responsible for. Skelton is second in the country to only Holy Cross' Dominic Randolph in passing yards and total offense per game this season, and directs a Fordham offense that leads the FCS in total offense per game.
Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week
Isa Abdul El-Quddus, Fordham Jr., DB, 6'1, 200, Union, N.J./Union
El-Quddus tied the Fordham record with three interceptions and also shared for the team lead with six tackles in the Rams' 39-27 victory at Cornell on Saturday. He totaled 81 return yards on the three interceptions, including a 37-yard run back on his final pick that set up Fordham's last touchdown. El-Quddus had five solo stops and a pass breakup in the game and earns his first Defensive Player of the Week honor.
Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week
Evan Colborne, Colgate Fr., K, 5'11, 180, Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough
Colborne had a career-high seven points in Colgate's 31-14 win over Georgetown on Saturday, including a 30-yard field goal that gave the Raiders a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter. He converted all four of his extra point attempts and had a career-high six kickoffs.
Patriot League Rookie of the Week
Michael Colvin, Lehigh Fr., QB, 6'3, 215, Morristown, N.J./Morristown
Colvin earns his second straight Rookie of the Week award after leading the Mountain Hawks with 64 rushing yards in a 7-0 loss to Yale on Saturday. He averaged 5.3 yards on 12 carries with a long rush of 13 yards. Colvin is Lehigh's second-leading rusher with 225 yards on 33 carries this season, and leads the team with a 6.8 yards per carry average.
Honorable Mention Performances Last Week
Jason Caldwell, Fordham
Sr., WR, 5'11, 180, Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's
Caldwell caught nine passes for 245 yards and tied a Patriot League record with four receiving touchdowns in a 39-27 win at Cornell on Saturday.
Dominic Randolph, Holy Cross
Sr., QB, 6'3, 223, Amelia, Ohio/St. Xavier
Randolph completed 26-of-36 passes for 264 yards and three touchdowns in Holy Cross' 34-14 win over Dartmouth on Saturday. He matched an FCS record by throwing for a touchdown in his 36th straight game.
Pat Simonds, Colgate
Sr., WR, 6'6, 223, Sidney, N.Y./Sidney
Simonds caught a career-high 12 passes for 111 yards and the eventual game-winning touchdown in a 31-14 win at Georgetown on Saturday.
DeAndre Morrow, Lafayette
Sr., RB, 5'10, 180, Hilton Head, S.C./Hilton Head
Morrow carried 11 times for 85 yards and two touchdowns and also caught four passes for 54 yards in Lafayette's 35-18 win at Harvard.
Devin Greene, Lehigh
So., LB, 6'0, 215, Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley
Greene tallied career highs with 13 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss and also recorded his first career interception as the Lehigh defense did not allow any points in a 7-0 loss to Yale.
Michael Schmidlein, Lafayette
Jr., LB, 6'1, 206, Chester, N.Y./Chester Academy
Schmidlein had 10 tackles and his first career interception to set up a first-quarter touchdown in Lafayette's 35-18 win at Harvard on Saturday.
Patrick O'Donnell, Georgetown
Jr., LB, 6'0, 215, Media, Pa./Penncrest
O'Donnell recorded a career-high 18 tackles, fifth on Georgetown's single-game list, in the Hoyas' 31-14 loss to Colgate.
Patriot League Notebook
All Patriot League Action on Weekend Slate
After six games were spread across the first seven weeks of the season, the Patriot League schedule takes over the rest of the way with every team that is in contention for the 2009 title playing only League games to complete the season. The six teams that play a Patriot League contest this weekend have a 6-1 League record between them, with Colgate at 2-0 followed by Bucknell, Holy Cross, Lafayette and Lehigh all at 1-0 and Fordham at 0-1. Saturday's slate offers an opportunity for each team to gain some separation, as No. 17 Colgate goes to No. 22 Holy Cross, Lehigh is at Bucknell and Fordham heads to Lafayette. Each game will kick off at 1 p.m. Each team except Fordham has already recorded a win over Georgetown this year, with Colgate claiming a 31-14 victory over the Hoyas on Saturday. Colgate beat Fordham, 20-12, in the only other matchup on Sept. 26.
Nationally-Ranked Matchup in Worcester
For the first time in five years, a Patriot League contest will feature a pair of nationally-ranked teams as No. 17 Colgate visits No. 22 Holy Cross on Saturday. The last-meeting between top 25 Patriot League teams occurred just less than five years ago, as No. 12 Lehigh posted a 21-14 win at home against No. 18 Colgate on Oct. 30, 2004. Colgate defeated Holy Cross, 28-27, in the final contest of the 2008 season to win the Patriot League title. The Raiders have won seven consecutive Patriot League games, while the Crusaders have seven wins in their last eight League games.
Lehigh Going For Longest Streak in League Series
Lehigh has endured an up-and-down season so far, but facing Bucknell has been good news for the Mountain Hawks for the past decade. Lehigh takes an 11-game win streak over the Bison into Saturday's matchup in Lewisburg, tied for the longest in Patriot League history with Holy Cross' run over Colgate from 1986-96. Lehigh has won all 11 meetings with Bucknell since 1998, scoring at least 21 points in every outing. The Bison will try to end the streak and get their first win over Lehigh since 1997.
Patriot League Wins Season Series with the Ivies
The Patriot League finished its 2009 matchups with the Ivy League on a high note on Saturday, as Lafayette, Fordham and Holy Cross all scored blowout victories to give the PL a 10-8 win in the season series between the leagues. It is the first time since 2004 that the Patriot League has claimed the season series after finishing with a 9-9 mark in each of the past two years. Lafayette jumped out to a 28-3 lead by halftime of a 35-18 win at Harvard, ending an eight-game losing streak against the Crimson. The Leopards also won four games against Ivy League foes for the first time in school history. Fordham held a 39-13 lead in an eventual 39-27 win at Cornell, while Holy Cross scored the first 34 points of a 34-14 triumph over Dartmouth. Lehigh was the only team to fall, as the Mountain Hawks lost a defensive struggle to Yale, 7-0. The three victories in four games also clinched a winning regular-season non-League record for the second year in a row. Patriot League teams are 18-14 in non-League action this year, with only three games for Georgetown left.
Colgate One of Four Remaining Undefeated Teams
Colgate pushed its record to 7-0 with the win at Georgetown, and is now one of only four undefeated teams left in the FCS. The Raiders share company with No. 1 Richmond, No. 2 Montana and Butler, and are the only team in the nation that has already recorded seven wins. Colgate's seven-game season-opening win streak is its longest since winning its first 15 games in 2003, and the Raiders are at 7-0 for just the fifth time in school history. Colgate's 15-game regular-season win streak is the longest in the nation.
Colgate, Holy Cross Move Up FCS Rankings
Colgate edged up just slightly in the FCS rankings on Monday, as the Raiders are up one spot to No. 17 in the FCS Coaches Poll. Colgate stayed at the No. 17 position in The Sports Network top 25. Holy Cross is at No. 22 in both polls, going up three spots in The Sports Network and two in the FCS Coaches. Lafayette again received votes in both polls.
Getting Hot at The Right Time
Colgate and Holy Cross boast the national rankings and have received most of the acclaim in the Patriot League this season, but they aren't the only teams playing well going into the bulk of League play. Lafayette has won four consecutive games and holds a 5-1 record heading into Saturday's matchup with Fordham, who has won three straight since an 0-3 start. Colgate's seven-game win streak is second to only the 15 of defending champion Richmond for overall games, while Lafayette's four-game streak is tied for the 10th-longest in the country and Fordham is tied for 15th-longest.
Randolph Can Set Another FCS Mark on Saturday
Holy Cross quarterback Dominic Randolph put his name alongside the late Steve McNair in the Football Championship Subdivsion record book on Saturday, and can move ahead of the former Alcorn State (1991-94) and NFL star this weekend. Randolph threw a touchdown pass for the 36th consecutive game in the win over Dartmouth, matching McNair's all-time FCS record. The Holy Cross signal-caller will gain sole possession of the mark if he throws a touchdown on Saturday against Colgate. Randolph has thrown at least two touchdown passes in 15 consecutive games. Randolph has already shattered the mark for consecutive games with at least 200 yards passing, as his active streak of 35 games bested the previous mark of 28 held by McNair and former Portland State star Neil Lomax (1978-80). Randolph is also approaching two FCS career marks in major categories, as his 1,547 attempts are 133 shy of the record of 1,680 held by McNair and Cal St. Northridge's Marcus Brady (1998-01) and his 982 completions are 140 off the record of 1,122 held by New Hampshire's Ricky Santos (2004-07). Randolph is eighth in FCS history in passing yardage (11,640), ninth in passing touchdowns (101) and 10th in total offense (12,164). He leads the Patriot League in nine different career categories: completions, attempts, passing yards, passing touchdowns, total offense, touchdowns responsible for (113), 300-yard passing games (21), 400-yard passing games (seven) and 400-yard games of total offense (eight).
Fordham Sets Patriot League, School Records on Saturday
A huge offensive display on Saturday at Cornell left a mark in the school and Patriot League record books for multiple Fordham players. Senior quarterback John Skelton threw for a school-record 420 yards in the game, breaking the old mark of 413 set by Joe Moorhead in 1995. Skelton was also involved in a record-setting play in Patriot League annals, as his 98-yard scoring pass to Asa Lucas in the second quarter tied for the longest touchdown strike in League history. The only other 98-yard pass was completed by Lafayette's Frank Baur in 1988. Another Fordham receiver found a spot in the Patriot League record book, as Jason Caldwell became the seventh Patriot League player to catch four touchdown passes in a game. He was the first to pull off the feat since 2003 on a day where he caught nine passes for 245 yards, just one off the Fordham record.
Patriot League Teams, Individuals At Top of FCS Stats
Patriot League offenses have put on impressive displays in the 2009 season, and the impact is certainly being felt on the NCAA leaderboard. A pair of senior quarterbacks have carved out spots as the best in the country, as Holy Cross' Dominic Randolph and Fordham's John Skelton rank 1-2 in both passing yardage and total offense per game. The duo has been in the top two spots in total offense for five consecutive weeks. Each player is also in the top five in points responsible for. Largely due to Skelton's work, Fordham now leads the nation in total offense with 484.5 yards per game, with Holy Cross seventh. The Crusaders are second and the Rams third in passing yards per game. But no team leads more offensive categories than Colgate, which continues to lead the nation in rushing yardage at 273.7 yards per game as well as in time of possession and third-down conversion percentage.
Leopards and Raiders Own the Ivies
Lafayette and Colgate each had a perfect season against Ivy League opponents, with Lafayette going 4-0 for the first time and Colgate finishing at 3-0 against Ancient Eight foes. Holy Cross went 2-1 against Ivy League competition, while Fordham also recorded a win.
Home Sweet Home For Patriot League Teams
Patriot League teams have played 20 of their 32 non-League games at home, and have a 12-8 mark on their home field while carrying a 6-6 record on the turf of their opponents. Lehigh had four of its five non-League contests at home, while every other team except Bucknell played three non-League games at home.
Patriot League Teams Hit the Airwaves
Patriot League fans won't have to go far to keep track of the action in 2009, with 24 games scheduled for regional or national television. Colgate visited Princeton in a nationally-televised game on ESPNU on Oct. 8. Lafayette once again televises each of its contests through the Lafayette Sports Network. Lehigh has nine televised games, including each home game on Service Electric 2 Sports. Holy Cross and Colgate each have three televised home games.
Keep Track of the Patriot League Through Social Media
In addition to visiting www.patriotleague.org, League fans and followers have plenty of new ways to stay updated and involved during the 2009 season and beyond. The Patriot League has accounts on Facebook and Twitter, and has now started a blog to give more information on the action on the field. All three accounts are accessible through the multimedia link at the right-hand sidebar on the front page of www.patriotleague.org.
This Week in the Patriot League
No. 17/17 Colgate (7-0, 2-0) at No. 22/22 Holy Cross (5-1, 1-0)
Fitton Field; Worcester, Mass. - Saturday, 1 p.m.
Series Holy Cross, 37-29-5 TV WCTR-TV 3
Streak Colgate, One Win Last Meeting Colgate, 28-27 (11.22.2008)
Last Holy Cross Win 27-20 (11.17.2007) Last Five Games Colgate, 4-1
Colgate Head Coach Dick Biddle, Duke, 1971
Career Record 111-49 (14th Season) Overall/Colgate; 64-16 Patriot League
Holy Cross Head Coach Tom Gilmore, Penn, 1986
Career Record 35-26 (Sixth Season) Overall/Holy Cross; 18-13 Patriot League
No. 17/17 Colgate travels to Worcester to face off with No. 22/22 Holy Cross in a key Patriot League matchup on Saturday...It is the first Patriot League matchup of ranked teams since No. 12 Lehigh defeated No. 18 Colgate, 21-14, on Oct. 30, 2004...The teams were picked in the top two spots in the Patriot League preseason poll, with Holy Cross coming in just ahead of the defending champion Raiders...Both teams swept through the rest of their Patriot League schedule last year, with Colgate claiming a 28-27 win over the Crusaders on the final day of the season in Hamilton to win the Patriot League title...Colgate has won seven of the last eight and 10 of the last 12 in the series, though Holy Cross did rally for a 27-20 win in the last meeting in Worcester in the 2007 season finale...Holy Cross leads the all-time series, 37-29-5, with a 13-10 advantage in Patriot League play...The Crusaders won the first 11 Patriot League matchups from 1986-96, still tied for the longest series streak in League history...Colgate is trying to go 3-0 in League play for the second year in a row, while Holy Cross shoots for a 2-0 mark for the fifth straight season.
Colgate Colgate remained unbeaten on the season and took over sole possession of first place in the Patriot League with a 31-14 win at Georgetown on Saturday...The Raiders are 7-0 overall for just the fifth time in school history, and first since winning their first 15 games in 2003...They are one of just four undefeated teams left in the country...They have opened Patriot League play with two wins for the second season in a row and sixth time in the last seven years...Colgate improved to 7-0 all-time against Georgetown, all coming in Patriot League games...The Raiders have won seven consecutive Patriot League games dating back to last season...Their 15-game regular-season winning streak is the longest in the FCS...Pat Simonds hauled in a career-high 12 receptions for 111 yards in the game, including the game-winning touchdown with 4:48 left in the third quarter...He caught 12 of the 13 completions from quarterback Greg Sullivan...Colgate ran for 313 yards in the game, increasing its FCS-leading rushing average to 273.7 yards per contest...Nate Eachus had 158 yards on the ground, while Jordan McCord tallied 94 and Sullivan had 62 and each of the three players reached the endzone...Colgate held a 40:36 to 19:24 edge in time of possesion, and continues to lead the nation in time of possession and third-down conversion percentage (50.0)...The Raiders are also in the top 20 nationally in total offense, total defense and scoring defense...Colgate returns home after its three-game road swing to take on Lehigh on Oct. 31.
Holy Cross The Crusaders got back on the winning track with a 34-14 win over Dartmouth on Saturday, their sixth straight triumph over the Big Green....Holy Cross closes its non-League schedule with a 4-1 record, including a 2-1 mark against the Ivy League...The Crusaders record a winning non-League record for the fourth time in the last five years, and the 4-1 mark was their best since going 6-0 against non-League foes during a perfect 11-0 season in 1991...The Crusaders also grabbed the all-time lead in the series with Dartmouth for the first time, jumping ahead, 35-34-4...It was the ninth straight win for a Patriot League team against the Big Green...Holy Cross scored the first 34 points of the game and never looked back...Dominic Randolph completed 26-of-36 passes for 264 yards and three touchdowns in the game, tying an FCS record by throwing for a score in his 36th consecutive game...He became only the ninth player in FCS history with 100 touchdown passes, and now has 101 in his career...Randolph already holds an FCS mark with an active streak of 35 consecutive 200-yard passing efforts...He leads the nation in passing yards and total offense per game this season, just ahead of Fordham's John Skelton in both categories...Matt Bellomo had 91 rushing yards on only 11 carries and caught seven passes for 46 yards...Michael Wright had an interception and four pass breakups, and now leads the nation with 2.0 passes defended per game (2 INT, 10 PBU)...Holy Cross begins a two-game Patriot League road trip next week when it visits Fordham.
Lehigh (1-5, 1-0) at Bucknell (3-3, 1-0)
Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium; Lewisburg, Pa. - Saturday, 1 p.m.
Series Lehigh, 40-29-3
Streak Lehigh, 11 Wins Last Meeting Lehigh, 31-15 (11.15.2008)
Last Bucknell Win 21-14 (11.1.1997) Last Five Meetings Lehigh, 5-0
Lehigh Head Coach Andy Coen, Gettysburg, 1986
Career Record 17-22 (Fourth Season) Overall/Lehigh; 12-7 Patriot League
Bucknell Head Coach Tim Landis, Randolph-Macon, 1986
Career Record 84-94-1 (17th Season) Overall/31-42 (Seventh Season) at Bucknell; 15-23 PL
Lehigh and Bucknell each try to stay in the thick of the Patriot League race when they meet in Lewisburg on Saturday...Each squad has a 1-0 League mark and is tied in the loss column with three other teams...Lehigh has dominated the series, with an 11-game win streak over Bucknell that is tied for the longest in a series in Patriot League history...It is only matched by Holy Cross' 11-game streak over Colgate from 1986-96...The Mountain Hawks have scored at least 30 points in each of the last six meetings, and have tallied 21 or more in each of the 11 consecutive wins...None of those games was closer than seven points, which was the difference in 2000 and 2001...Bucknell's last triumph over Lehigh was a 21-14 win in Lewisburg in 1997...Lehigh leads the all-time series, 40-29-1, with a 16-6-1 edge in League games...Lehigh is trying to open Patriot League play at 2-0 for the first time since 2006, while Bucknell is attempting to pull it off for the first time since 2003.
Lehigh Lehigh fell to 1-5 on the season with a 7-0 loss at home against Yale on Saturday...The Mountain Hawks dropped all five of their non-League games for the first time as a Patriot League member...They were also shutout for the first time since 1986, a span of 263 games...The Mountain Hawks dropped all three of their games against Ivy League opponents...Lehigh has lost its last three meetings with Yale...A fake punt in the third quarter accounted for the only scoring...Lehigh limited Yale to 189 yards of total offense, and the Mountain Hawk defense did not allow a point for the second week in a row...The last touchdown allowed by the Lehigh defense was with 8:06 remaining in the third quarter against Harvard on Oct. 3, a span of more than 143 minutes...Devin Greene led the unit with 13 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one of Lehigh's three interceptions...The tackle and tackle for loss marks were career highs and the interception was his first...Lehigh ran for 137 yards in the game...The Mountain Hawks complete their two-game League road trip at Colgate on Oct. 31.
Bucknell The Bison are coming off their bye week with a 3-3 record and a 1-0 mark in the Patriot League...Bucknell completed its non-League schedule with a 21-3 loss at Penn on Oct. 10...The Bucknell defense recorded three interceptions in that game, and is fourth in the country with 12 INTs for the year...Bucknell has won all three of its home games this season, and has a four-game home winning streak dating back to last year...The four-game home win streak is the longest for the Bison since 2001...Bucknell will play its next three Patriot League games on the road, beginning with a trip to Lafayette on Oct. 31.
Fordham (3-3, 0-1) at Lafayette (5-1, 1-0)
Fisher Stadium; Easton, Pa. - Saturday, 1 p.m.
Series Lafayette, 19-7-1 TV Lafayette Sports Network
Streak Lafayette, One Win Last Meeting Lafayette, 48-13 (10.25.2008)
Last Fordham Win 36-27 (10.20.2007) Last Five Games Lafayette, 4-1
Fordham Head Coach Tom Masella, Wagner, 1981
Career Record 36-47 (Eighth Season) Overall/19-21 (Fourth Season) at Fordham; 7-12 PL
Lafayette Head Coach Frank Tavani, Lebanon Valley, 1976
Career Record 57-51 (10th Season) Overall/Lafayette; 32-26 Patriot League
Lafayette and Fordham meet in a key Patriot League matchup in Easton on Saturday, with the 1-0 Leopards trying to keep pace at the top of the standings and the 0-1 Rams attempting to climb into the race...The road team has won the last three meetings, including Lafayette's 48-13 win at Fordham last year...The Rams scored a 36-27 victory in Easton on their way to the 2007 Patriot League title...Lafayette has won four of the last five meetings overall, defeating Fordham in three straight years from 2004-06...The winning team has scored at least 27 points in 11 consecutive meetings, with Lafayette holding a 6-5 mark in that stretch...Fordham won four straight from 2000-03 before Lafayette's current stretch of four wins in five games...Lafayette has a 19-7-1 lead in the all-time series and a 12-6 edge in Patriot League games...Lafayette is trying to open 2-0 in the Patriot League for the second year in a row, while Fordham attempts to avoid a second straight 0-2 start in the League.
Fordham Fordham got its third straight win with an offensive explosion, beating Cornell, 39-27...It is the longest winning streak for the Rams since 2007...Quarterback John Skelton went 20-for-27 with a school-record 420 passing yards and five touchdowns, four of which went for 50 yards or more...He also ran for another score...He threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns in the first half alone...Skelton threw a 98-yard touchdown pass to Asa Lucas in the second quarter, which tied for the longest scoring pass in League history with a play by Lafayette in 1988...Jason Caldwell caught nine passes for 245 yards and the other four touchdowns in the game...The four receiving touchdowns tied six other players for the top single-game mark in Patriot League history, and was the highest mark since 2003...Caldwell caught touchdown passes of 50, 58 and 71 yards, and the 245 yards were one shy of the school record...Skelton is now in the top seven in Patriot League history in career completions, yards, touchdowns, attempts, total offense and touchdowns responsible for...He trails only Holy Cross quarterback Dominic Randolph in passing yards per game and total offense in the FCS this season...Isa Abdul El-Quddus had three interceptions in the game, and returned them for a total of 81 yards...Fordham had five interceptions in the game...The Rams built a 39-13 lead before Cornell scored the last two touchdowns...Fordham earned its first win over Cornell since 1927, as the teams were meeting for just the seventh time and first since 1999...The Rams closed the non-League portion of their schedule with a 3-2 record, posting a winning non-League mark for the third year in a row....The win improved Patriot League teams to 31-31-1 all-time against Cornell, and 2-1 this season...Fordham plays its three Patriot League home games in consecutive weeks, beginning with a matchup against Holy Cross on Oct. 31.
Lafayette The Leopards completed a four-game sweep of Ivy League opponents by winning at Harvard, 35-18, on Saturday...Lafayette has won four consecutive games for the first time since claiming its last four contests to win the 2006 Patriot League title...Lafayette finishes with four wins in a season against Ivy League foes for the first time in program history...The Leopards completed their non-League schedule with a 4-1 mark for the second season in a row...They finish with a winning non-League record for the third straight year...Lafayette snapped an eight-game losing streak against Harvard, beating the Crimson for the first time since 1996...The Leopards became the first Patriot League team to win at Harvard since Lehigh did it in 2005...Lafayette opened up a 28-3 lead by halftime behind a pair of rushing touchdowns from DeAndre Morrow...Harvard did not close to 28-10 until 6:05 remained in the game, and Rob Curley provided insurance with a six-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Cumming with 2:32 left in the game before Harvard scored a late TD...It was Lafayette's highest scoring output this season...Morrow ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns on only 11 carries, and also caught four passes for 54 yards...Curley was 21-of-31 for 210 yards and two scores...Michael Schmidlein led the Lafayette defense with 10 tackles and his first career interception...He led a defense that stopped Harvard on 14-of-16 third-down plays...Lafayette is in the top 15 nationally in rushing and scoring defense, and sixth in the country in time of possession...The Leopards continue their three-game League homestand against Bucknell on Oct. 31.
Georgetown (0-7, 0-5) The Hoyas have a bye this week, and return to action when they visit Old Dominion on Oct. 31...The Hoyas had an early lead and were tied into the third quarter but fell at home against Colgate, 31-14, on Saturday...Georgetown fell to 0-7 overall and 0-5 in the Patriot League, and has dropped its first seven games of the season for the first time since 2007...The Hoyas have lost 12 consecutive Patriot League games...Georgetown also fell to 0-7 in the all-time series against Colgate...Patrick O'Donnell led Georgetown with a career-high 18 tackles, the fifth-highest single-game effort in school history.