Scores

Final

Bucknell 39

(5-4, 2-2 Patriot)

Lafayette 13

(3-5, 1-2 Patriot)

6:00 PM ET, October 29, 2011

Fisher Stadium, Easton, PA

1 2 3 4 T
BUCK 3 10 6 2039
LAF 6 0 0 713

Top Performers

Passing: B. Wesley (BUCK) - 48 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: T. Smith (BUCK) - 42 CAR, 212 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Ross (LAF) - 4 REC, 39 YDS, 2 TD

Bucknell 39, Lafayette 13

Associated Press

EASTON, Pa. -- Tyler Smith and Brandon Wesley led Bucknell to 26 second-half points en route to a 39-13 come-from-behind victory against Lafayette on Saturday night.

After Wesley connected with Josh Eden on a 5-yard touchdown pass, Sean Rafferty returned an interception 12 yards for a touchdown to give Bucknell (5-4, 2-2 Patriot League) a 19-6 third quarter lead.

Smith then scored from 2 yards out on the second play of the fourth quarter and again from 33 yards out to complete the scoring burst. Smith carried Bucknell all game, racking up 212 yards on 42 carries and adding two touchdowns. Smith is the first Bucknell runner to rush for more than 200 yards in a game since 2006.

Wesley scored from 2 yards late in the fourth quarter for the final margin.

The win snaps a three-game Bucknell losing streak and marks the first Bison win over Lafayette (3-5, 0-2) since 2001.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUCK
LAF
1st Downs1311
Total Yards299192
Passing64166
Rushing23526
Penalties8-853-40
3rd Down Conversions3-124-13
4th Down Conversions1-11-2
Turnovers17
Possession36:2423:36

Passing Leaders

BucknellC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wesley4/8486.010
LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Shoop7/201035.212

Rushing Leaders

BucknellCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith422125.0233
Wesley4143.519
LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hebron7182.608
Scheuerman5122.4012

Receiving Leaders

BucknellRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brake13030.0030
DeNick11616.0016
LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hayes37224.0043
Ross4399.8220

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBUCKLAF
TD08:39Mark Ross 20 Yd Pass From Andrew Shoop (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 06
FG03:18Drew Orth 20 Yd 36
SECOND QUARTERBUCKLAF
FG10:39Drew Orth 28 Yd 66
TD08:01Josh Eden 5 Yd Pass From Brandon Wesley (Drew Orth Kick) 136
THIRD QUARTERBUCKLAF
TD07:17Sean Rafferty 12 Yd Interception Return (Pat Failed) 196
FOURTH QUARTERBUCKLAF
TD13:58Tyler Smith 2 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 256
TD10:25Mark Ross 7 Yd Pass From Ryan O'Neil (Austin O'Brien Kick) 2513
TD07:31Tyler Smith 33 Yd Run (Drew Orth Kick) 3213
TD03:57Brandon Wesley 2 Yd Run (Drew Orth Kick) 3913