Scores

Final

Bucknell 21

(6-4, 3-2 Patriot)

Fordham 0

(1-9, 0-5 Patriot)

1:00 PM ET, November 12, 2011

Coffey Field, Bronx, NY

1 2 3 4 T
BUCK 14 0 0 721
FOR 0 0 0 00

Top Performers

Passing: R. Higgins (FOR) - 185 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: T. Smith (BUCK) - 28 CAR, 204 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: B. Wetzel (FOR) - 7 REC, 79 YDS

Bucknell 21, Fordham 0

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Tyler Smith rushed for 204 yards and two touchdowns as Bucknell defeated Fordham 21-0 on Saturday for the Bison's first shutout since 2001 and first six-win season in five years.

While Bucknell's defense forced four first-half turnovers, Smith and Jeremiah Young scored first-quarter touchdowns, Smith from 2 yards out and Young on a 1-yarder.

The Bison (6-4) did not score again until Smith's 2-yard touchdown with 5:49 to play.

Smith, who had 28 carries, has gained 416 yards in his last two games, setting a program record. He had 212 against Lafayette.

Bucknell, which has tied the largest win improvement in school history (plus-5), held Fordham (1-9) to 267 yards total offense. The Rams finished the game with four punts, three interceptions, two fumbles lost, two missed field goals and one turnover on downs.

Bryce Robertson's two interceptions gave him 12 for the season and broke a 41-year-old Bison mark.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUCK
FOR
1st Downs1416
Total Yards346267
Passing94216
Rushing25251
Penalties6-292-10
3rd Down Conversions4-125-13
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers05
Possession35:2724:33

Passing Leaders

BucknellC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wesley6/11807.300
FordhamC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Higgins19/291856.402

Rushing Leaders

BucknellCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith282047.3252
Young12635.3117
FordhamCARYDSAVGTDLG
Whiting15553.7019
Wayne252.505

Receiving Leaders

BucknellRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker13535.0035
DeNick22814.0014
FordhamRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wetzel77911.3030
Light45112.8026

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBUCKFOR
TD06:20Tyler Smith 2 Yd Run (Drew Orth Kick) 70
TD01:22Jeremiah Young 1 Yd Run (Drew Orth Kick) 140
FOURTH QUARTERBUCKFOR
TD05:49Tyler Smith 2 Yd Run (Drew Orth Kick) 210