Scores

Final

Holy Cross 16

(4-3, 2-0 Patriot)

Bucknell 13

(4-4, 1-2 Patriot)

1:00 PM ET, October 22, 2011

Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium, Lewisburg, PA

1 2 3 4 T
HC 7 6 3 016
BUCK 3 3 7 013

Top Performers

Passing: R. Taggart (HC) - 380 YDS, 2 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: T. Smith (BUCK) - 22 CAR, 96 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: N. Stanley (HC) - 9 REC, 109 YDS

Holy Cross 16, Bucknell 13

Associated Press

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Ryan Taggert threw two touchdowns as Holy Cross edged Bucknell 16-13 Saturday.

Taggert connected with Gerald Mistretta from 5 yards out to give Holy Cross (4-3, 2-0 Patriot League) a 7-3 lead late in the first quarter. His second score came on another 5-yard pass, this time to Mike Fess, to help the Knights retake the lead 13-6.

Taggert finished with 380 yards on 32-of-58 attempts, and Nate Stanley grabbed nine of those passes for 109 yards.

John Macomber's 30 yard field goal gave Holy Cross a 16-13 lead.

The Holy Cross defense, led by cornerback Chandler Fenner, stymied Bucknell (4-4,1-2) all game, only allowing just 146 total yards and eight first downs, while recording six sacks. Fenner finished with eight tackles, a sack and a pass breakup.

Bucknell struggled to move the ball all day, gaining only 2.9 yards per play and converted only 3 of 17 third-down attempts.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HC
BUCK
1st Downs228
Total Yards364146
Passing38077
Rushing-1669
Penalties7-507-65
3rd Down Conversions8-193-17
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers60
Possession29:3930:21

Passing Leaders

Holy CrossC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Taggart32/583806.623
BucknellC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wesley7/27772.900

Rushing Leaders

Holy CrossCARYDSAVGTDLG
Houghton284.004
Auffant155.005
BucknellCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith22964.4112
Wesley14-27-1.906

Receiving Leaders

Holy CrossRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stanley910912.1040
Auffant69415.7035
BucknellRECYDSAVGTDLG
DeNick33913.0019
Walker12121.0021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHCBUCK
FG06:47Drew Orth 37 Yd 03
TD03:23Gerald Mistretta 5 Yd Pass From Ryan Taggart (John Macomber Kick) 73
SECOND QUARTERHCBUCK
FG03:58Drew Orth 25 Yd 76
TD01:20Mike Fess 5 Yd Pass From Ryan Taggart (Pat Blocked) 136
THIRD QUARTERHCBUCK
TD11:21Tyler Smith 1 Yd Run (Drew Orth Kick) 1313
FG06:27John Macomber 30 Yd 1613