Scores

Final

Lafayette 24

(4-6, 2-3 Patriot)

Holy Cross 29

(5-5, 3-2 Patriot)

12:30 PM ET, November 12, 2011

Fitton Field, Worcester, MA

1 2 3 4 T
LAF 7 10 7 024
HC 10 13 0 629

Top Performers

Passing: R. Taggart (HC) - 225 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: E. Houghton (HC) - 17 CAR, 68 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Ross (LAF) - 8 REC, 102 YDS, 2 TD

Holy Cross 29, Lafayette 24

Associated Press

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Eddie Houghton ran for two touchdowns and Ryan Taggert threw for two more as Holy Cross beat Lafayette 29-24 on Saturday, snapping a two-game losing streak.

Houghton capped off a six-play, 65-yard opening drive with a 12-yard run to give the Crusaders an early 7-0 lead. Taggert then threw touchdowns to Alex Schneider from 2 yards out and Gerald Mistretta from 21 yards out to give Holy Cross (4-5, 2-2 Patriot League) a 23-10 lead with 3:06 to play in the first half.

Taggert finished with 225 yards on 23-of-32 passing and added 74 rushing yards.

Andrew Shoop attempted to rally Lafayette (4-5, 1-2), throwing two touchdowns to Mark Ross to help the Jaguars take a 24-23 lead with 9:08 left in the third quarter. But Houghton scored again, this time from 7 yards out, to cap off a 15-play drive that started at the Crusaders' own 3-yard line.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LAF
HC
1st Downs2124
Total Yards428360
Passing287225
Rushing141135
Penalties9-695-39
3rd Down Conversions10-176-12
4th Down Conversions3-42-3
Turnovers30
Possession29:4830:12

Passing Leaders

LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Shoop17/382526.623
Holy CrossC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Taggart23/322257.020

Rushing Leaders

LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Shoop8739.1017
Scheuerman15493.309
Holy CrossCARYDSAVGTDLG
Houghton17684.0212
Taggart12524.3013

Receiving Leaders

LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hayes511523.0035
Ross810212.8221
Holy CrossRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mistretta68414.0125
Smith4379.3014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLAFHC
TD12:12Eddie Houghton 12 Yd Run (John Macomber Kick) 07
FG05:34John Macomber 28 Yd 010
TD03:16Mark Ross 10 Yd Pass From Andrew Shoop (Austin O'Brien Kick) 710
SECOND QUARTERLAFHC
TD13:08Alex Schneider 2 Yd Pass From Ryan Taggart (Pat Failed) 716
FG07:14Austin O'Brien 32 Yd 1016
TD03:06Gerald Mistretta 21 Yd Pass From Ryan Taggart (John Macomber Kick) 1023
TD00:05Greg Kessel 1 Yd Run (Austin O'Brien Kick) 1723
THIRD QUARTERLAFHC
TD09:08Mark Ross 20 Yd Pass From Andrew Shoop (Austin O'Brien Kick) 2423
FOURTH QUARTERLAFHC
TD01:06Eddie Houghton 7 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2429