NCAAF Game Recap - Holy Cross at Lehigh
Sat Nov 2, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

Wof
14
Clem
59
F
UGA
24
Fla
17
F
Oreg
56
USC
24
F
Utah
33
Wash
28
F
Miss
14
Aub
20
F
WVU
14
Bayl
17
F
Mich
38
MD
7
F
SMU
48
Mem
54
F
VaTec
20
ND
21
F
Cin
46
ECU
43
F
GaSo
24
App
21
F
Boise
52
SJSU
42
F
K St
38
Kans
10
F
NCSt
10
Wake
44
F
Navy
56
UConn
10
F
Buff
43
E Mi
14
F
NIU
10
C Mi
48
F
Hou
29
UCF
44
F
UTSA
14
TxAM
45
F
BC
58
Syr
27
F
Neb
27
Purd
31
F
Lib
63
UMass
21
F
OD
17
FLInt
24
F
Akr
6
BGSU
35
F
Troy
35
CoCar
36
F
ArkSt
48
ULMon
41
F
UNLV
17
ColSt
37
F
Army
13
AF
17
F
Marsh
20
Rice
7
F
TCU
27
OkSt
34
F
UTEP
26
NorTx
52
F
Rut
10
Ill
38
F
MiaFL
27
FlaSt
10
F
MidTN
20
Char
34
F
Tuls
26
Tul
38
F
FlAtl
35
W Ky
24
F
MisSt
54
Ark
24
F
Pitt
20
GATec
10
F
OreSt
56
Ariz
38
F
TxSt
3
ULLaf
31
F
UAB
7
Tenn
30
F
NW
3
Ind
34
F
Vand
7
SCar
24
F
UVA
38
UNC
31
F
Colo
14
UCLA
31
F
BYU
42
UtSt
14
F
NM
10
Nev
21
F
Fres
41
Hawaii
38
F

Holy Cross 24, Lehigh 17

Nov 2, 2019, 12:30 PM EDT

Final

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Holy Cross (5-4)

7

10

7

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24

Lehigh (4-4)

0

7

7

3

17

Holy Cross holds off Lehigh 24-17 for Patriot League lead
Sat Nov 2, 2019 4:21 PM

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) Connor Degenhardt threw for one touchdown and ran for another and Holy Cross held on for a 24-17 win over Lehigh in a battle of Patriot League leaders on Saturday.

The Crusaders (5-4, 3-0) led 23-7 after Degenhardt his Tenio Ayeni for a 14-yard touchdown early in the third quarter. The Mountain Hawks (4-4, 3-1) got back into the game, but Chris Riley picked off a Tyler Monaco pass at the Holy Cross 5-yard line with 49 seconds left to seal the game.

Lehigh had won four straight, with all three league games decided on the final play.

Degenhardt capped a 91-yard drive with a 1-yard plunge midway through the first quarter, a score set up by Domenic Cozier's career-long 88-yard run. Cozier finished with 190 yards on 22 carries.

The Crusaders led 17-7 at the half and on the first play of the third quarter Terrell Prince forced a fumble and Kendrick Knight recovered on the Lehigh 33. Degenhardt cashed in with his touchdown pass six plays later.

Tyler Monaco cut the deficit to 10 on a 33-yard hookup with Devon Bibbens after an interception, and a field goal with 6:41 to play provided the final points. Monaco was 26 of 39 for 282 yards.

Holy Cross had a 388-319 yard advantage in total offense, with a 266-37 difference in rushing. Both teams had two turnovers, but Holy Cross had four sacks.

Passing

HolyC Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Degenhardt 22 10 45.5 1 122 38 2 40.3
Leh Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Monaco 39 26 66.7 1 282 34 1 85.6

Rushing

HolyC Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Cozier 22 190 8.6 88 0
P. Oliver 8 45 5.6 29 1
Leh Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
R. Allen 10 56 5.6 12 0
Z. Hill 4 9 2.3 3 1

Receiving

HolyC Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Ayeni 3 62 20.7 38 1
A. Asante 5 52 10.4 22 0
Leh Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Bibbens 6 102 17.0 33 1
J. Portorreal 7 67 9.6 19 0

Fumbles

Returning

HolyC KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Asante 4 23.8 0 29 0 - 0 0
Leh KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Floyd 2 20.0 0 21 0 - 0 0
N. Hope II 1 22.0 0 22 0 - 0 0

Punting

HolyC Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Wilkinson 3 91 30.3 39
Leh Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Henning 5 188 37.6 49

Takeaways

HolyC Int Yds InTD
C. Riley 1 0 0
Leh Int Yds InTD
P. Haffner 2 11 0

Team Stats Comparison

HolyC Leh
Points For 24 17
Total Yards 388 319
Rushing Yards 266 37
Passing Yards 122 282
Passing Completions / Attempts 10/22 26/39
Turnovers 2 2
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/1
First Downs 18 16
Penalties - Yards 6/43 6/55
Time Of Possession 36:36 24:24
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/15 6/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 3/30 5/38

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter HolyC Leh
HolyC 7:30 TD Connor Degenhardt 1 yd run (Derek Ng kick) 7 0
2nd Quarter HolyC Leh
HolyC 5:33 TD Peter Oliver 1 yd run (Derek Ng kick) 14 0
Leh 10:05 TD Zaythan Hill 1 yd run (Austin Henning kick) 14 7
HolyC 14:01 FG Derek Ng 37 yd FG 17 7
3rd Quarter HolyC Leh
HolyC 3:21 TD Tenio Ayeni 14 yd pass from Connor Degenhardt (Derek Ng kick) 24 7
Leh 5:58 TD Devon Bibbens 33 yd pass from Tyler Monaco (Austin Henning kick) 24 14
4th Quarter HolyC Leh
Leh 8:19 FG Austin Henning 38 yd FG 24 17

Game Information

Stadium: Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 4,545
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