LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Peter Pujals had 378 yards total offense, throwing for three touchdowns and rushing for three more as Holy Cross pounded Bucknell 51-27 in Patriot League conference play Saturday.
Pujals was 19 of 29 for 298 yards and also led the Crusaders (3-4, 1-0 Patriot) in rushing with 80 yards on 13 carries. Holy Cross was able to score on 7 of 11 drives and was forced to punt the ball only once during the game. Kicker John Macomber contributed a first quarter field goal from 48 yards.
The Holy Cross defense forced four Bucknell turnovers including three interceptions of Bison QB RJ Nitti. The first just 8 plays into the game's opening drive as Crusaders defensive back Kyle Young picked off a Nitti pass for a 79-yard touchdown return. The Crusaders held the Bison (1-4, 0-2) -who have now lost four straight -to only six points in the second half.
Romello Ross scored four touchdowns and Central Michigan beat Eastern Michigan 35-28 on Friday.
Marquis Young run for 15 yds to the Buff 26 Marquis Young fumbled, forced by Ryan Williamson, recovered by Buff Boise Ross
Adam Mitcheson 22 yd FG GOOD
Kirk Ferentz Halftime Interview
Drew Brown 39 yd FG GOOD
Blake Frohnapfel pass intercepted Brandon Berry return for 13 yds to the UMass 27