Nov. 9, 2009
EASTON, Pa. -
Following a 56-49 win over No. 20/18 Colgate on Saturday at Fisher Stadium, Lafayette has moved up in both major FCS top 25 polls. The Leopards jumped five places in the The Sports Network poll and four places in the FCS Coaches Poll and are now ranked No. 20 in both listings released on Monday.
Lafayette is 8-1 overall and 4-0 in the Patriot League for the first time since 1994. The Leopards' lone loss came to then No. 24 and current No. 16 Liberty (19-13) on Sept. 19. Lafayette has won seven straight since and is off to its best start since 1940 (9-0).
Saturday's matchup at No. 14/13 Holy Cross (8-1, 4-0) will decide the conference championship. Holy Cross eked out a 27-26 last-second win in the 2008 battle. The Leopards have won Patriot League titles in 1988, 1992, 1994, 2004, 2005 and 2006.