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.