Colgate (2-5, 1-0 Patriot) trailed 24-14 entering the fourth quarter before cutting the deficit to 3 on a short touchdown run by Ed Pavalko. Holy Cross (3-5, 1-1) then drove to the Colgate 5-yard line but the drive ended with Mike Armiento intercepting a pass from Peter Pujals in the endzone.
McCarney then led the Raiders down the field for the game-winning score. McCarney finished with 241 yards passing and two touchdowns. McCarney also ran for 71 yards and a score.
Pujals' interception was the second turnover by Holy Cross deep in Colgate territory. In the first quarter, Elad Covaliu fumbled at the Colgate 1.
Pujals threw for 232 yards and a touchdown and ran for 55 yards and a score.
The silence from LSU's administration this week about Miles' job status spoke volumes, but not as loudly as the support Tigers fans showed on Saturday. It's been a strange week in Baton Rouge.
Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine combine for 267 rushing yards and four touchdowns in Oklahoma's 58-23 victory over Oklahoma State that captured the Big 12 title for the Sooners.
Paul Harris ran 27 times for 166 yards and a touchdown to help Hawaii snap an eight-game losing streak on Saturday night, 28-26 over Louisiana-Monroe.
Check out the top plays from Week 13 of the college football season, including highlights from Baylor's loss to TCU, Ohio State beating Michigan and Les Miles' emotional win at Tiger Stadium.
The Capital One Cup Impact Performances of the Week include Stanford QB Kevin Hogan, Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott, Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield and Alabama RB Derrick Henry.
Donnel Pumphrey and Chase Price surpassed 100 yards rushing on Saturday night, and San Diego State completed an undefeated conference season with a 31-14 win over Nevada.