Scores

Final/OT

Fordham 21

(5-6, 1-5 Patriot)

Bucknell 24

(5-6, 2-4 Patriot)

1:00 PM ET, November 22, 2008

Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium, Lewisburg, PA

1 2 3 4 OT T
FOR 14 7 0 0 021
BUCK 0 7 0 14 324

Top Performers

Passing: C. Hopson (BUCK) - 229 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: X. Martin (FOR) - 36 CAR, 147 YDS

Receiving: S. Pasternak (BUCK) - 9 REC, 156 YDS, 1 TD

Bucknell 24, Fordham 21, OT

Associated Press

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Will Carney's 36-yard field goal in overtime lifted Bucknell to a 24-21 win over Fordham on Saturday in the final game of the season for both teams.

Bucknell (5-6, 2-4 Patriot League) forced overtime with a 9-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Hopson to Justin Pulgrano with four seconds left in the fourth quarter. Hopson also threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Shaun Pasternak as the Bison rallied from a 21-7 fourth-quarter deficit.

Carney got the chance to kick the game-winner after Adam Danko's 38-yard attempt on the first possession of overtime bounced off the left upright for the Rams (5-6, 1-5). It was Danko's third miss of the game.

Fordham built a two-touchdown lead in the first half thanks in large part to its defense as the Rams returned a pair of Hopson fumbles for touchdowns.

Nicholas Magiera had a 12-yard fumble return for a touchdown on the opening possession to give Fordham a 7-0 lead. Quasand Lewis scored on a 1-yard run as the Rams extended their lead to 14-0 after the first quarter.

After Hopson scored on a 1-yard run to cut Fordham's lead to 14-7, Ryan Darcey returned another fumble by Hopson 40 yards for a touchdown to give the Rams a 21-7 halftime lead.

Hopson was 18-for-28 for 229 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 58 yards for Bucknell. Pasternak added nine catches for 156 yards for the Bison.

Xavier Martin led Fordham with 147 yards rushing and John Skelton threw for 141 yards as the Rams were able to move the ball on offense but scored on just one of four trips inside the Bucknell 20-yard line.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FOR
BUCK
1st Downs1822
Total Yards314381
Passing141229
Rushing173152
Penalties4-450-0
3rd Down Conversions11-196-16
4th Down Conversions0-15-7
Turnovers14
Possession32:0028:00

Passing Leaders

FordhamC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Skelton16/311414.501
BucknellC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hopson18/282298.220

Rushing Leaders

FordhamCARYDSAVGTDLG
Martin361474.1026
Lewis6132.217
BucknellCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hopson23582.5128
Lair7304.3010

Receiving Leaders

FordhamRECYDSAVGTDLG
Arnold22211.0017
Rayborn3217.0010
BucknellRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pasternak915617.3140
Cadman3289.3010

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFORBUCK
TD14:46Nicholas Magiera 12 Yd Fumble Return. (Adam Danko Kick) 70
TD07:37Quasand Lewis 1 Yd Run. (Adam Danko Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERFORBUCK
TD14:23C.J. Hopson 1 Yd Run. (Will Carney Kick) 147
TD09:38Ryan Darcey 40 Yd Fumble Return. (Adam Danko Kick) 217
FOURTH QUARTERFORBUCK
TD06:42Shaun Pasternak 25 Yd Pass From C.J. Hopson. (Will Carney Kick) 2114
TD00:04Justin Pulgrano 9 Yd Pass From C.J. Hopson. (Will Carney Kick) 2121
OVERTIMEFORBUCK
FGWill Carney 36 Yd 2124