Scores

Final

Holy Cross 27

(7-4, 5-1 Patriot)

Colgate 28

(9-2, 5-0 Patriot)

1:06 PM ET, November 22, 2008

Andy Kerr Stadium, Hamilton, NY

1 2 3 4 T
HC 14 10 3 027
COLG 7 7 7 728

Top Performers

Passing: D. Randolph (HC) - 316 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: N. Eachus (COLG) - 21 CAR, 118 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: P. Simonds (COLG) - 4 REC, 94 YDS, 2 TD

Colgate 28, Holy Cross 27

Associated Press

HAMILTON, N.Y. -- Nate Eachus ran for 118 yards and scored one touchdown as Colgate rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit and beat Holy Cross 28-27 on Saturday.

Receiver Pat Simonds scored two touchdowns for the Raiders, who won the Patriot League title and get an automatic bid in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision tournament. Greg Sullivan completed eight of 12 passes for 129 yards with no interceptions.

Receiver Jon Brock opened the scoring for Holy Cross (7-4, 5-1) at 14:01 in the 1st quarter on a 75-yard pass from Dom Randolph, who completed 16 of his 27 passes for 316 yards and had one interception. A touchdown by Brett McDermott and a 36-yard field goal kick by Matt Partain in the second quarter helped lift Holy Cross to a 24-14 lead at halftime.

The teams traded points in the third quarter, and Holy Cross held a 27-21 lead going into the fourth.

Eachus tied it at 13:05 in the fourth, scoring a touchdown on a 5-yard run. Jacob Stein kicked the extra point, giving Colgate (9-2, 5-0) a one-point edge it would not relinquish.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HC
COLG
1st Downs1526
Total Yards335412
Passing316129
Rushing19283
Penalties3-213-45
3rd Down Conversions1-510-16
4th Down Conversions0-03-4
Turnovers10
Possession17:3342:27

Passing Leaders

Holy CrossC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Randolph16/2731611.731
ColgateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sullivan8/1212910.820

Rushing Leaders

Holy CrossCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kielt6254.209
Randolph4-6-1.503
ColgateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Eachus211185.6117
Scott22823.7112

Receiving Leaders

Holy CrossRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brock411829.5175
McDermott66310.5116
ColgateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Simonds49423.5250
Rosnick22713.5018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHCCOLG
TD14:01Jon Brock 75 Yd Pass From Dominic Randolph (Matt Partain Kick) 70
TD08:28Pat Simonds 50 Yd Pass From Greg Sullivan (Jacob Stein Kick) 77
TD07:06Bill Edger 42 Yd Pass From Dominic Randolph (Matt Partain Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERHCCOLG
TD14:30Jordan Scott 1 Yd Run (Jacob Stein Kick) 1414
TD12:34Brett McDermott 7 Yd Pass From Dominic Randolph (Matt Partain Kick) 2114
FG00:17Matt Partain 36 Yd 2414
THIRD QUARTERHCCOLG
TD04:51Pat Simonds 10 Yd Pass From Greg Sullivan (Jacob Stein Kick) 2421
FG03:06Matt Partain 37 Yd 2721
FOURTH QUARTERHCCOLG
TD13:05Nate Eachus 5 Yd Run (Jacob Stein Kick) 2728