BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lafayette defeated Lehigh, 20-13, in the 156th meeting of “The Rivalry” and Fordham earned a 31-17 victory over Bucknell to conclude the regular season.
South Division champion Bucknell will host North Division champion Holy Cross in the 2020-21 Patriot League Spring Football Championship Game on Saturday, April 17 at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium in Lewisburg, Pa. Live coverage of the first Patriot League football championship game will begin at 2 p.m. on CBS Sports Network with Jason Knapp and Ross Tucker providing the call.
Spectator policies for the 2020-21 Patriot League Spring Championships will be determined by each game’s host institution. For Bucknell’s up-to-date spectator policy CLICK HERE.
2020-21 Patriot League Spring Football Standings
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! Clinched a berth in the Patriot League Championship Game
2020-21 Patriot League Spring Football Championship Game – Saturday April, 17
Holy Cross at Bucknell, 2 p.m. (CBSSN)
AT LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS (2-1 PL, 1-1 SOUTH) 20, LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS (0-2 PL, 0-1 SOUTH) 13
Fisher Stadium | Easton, Pa. ………………………………………Saturday, April 10, 12:30, ET (ESPN+/LSN)
EASTON, Pa. – Junior tight end Steven Stilianos was named the Lafayette-Lehigh game MVP after catching two touchdown passes to lead the Leopards to a 20-13 win over the Mountain Hawks in the 156th meeting of The Rivalry on Saturday at Fisher Stadium.
*Stilianos caught two passes for 64 yards and two touchdowns, while senior quarterback Cole Northrup completed 22-for-34 passes for 257 yards and two touchdown passes. Senior wide receiver Quinn Revere had a game-high 10 catches for 86 yards for the Leopards.
*Lafayette sophomore defensive lineman Damon Washington posted a career-high 4.0 sacks, while sophomore linebacker Marco Olivas had 12 tackles, 3.0 TFLs and 1.0 sack. Senior linebacker Major Jordan added 11 tackles, and junior defensive lineman Malik Hamm had five tackles and 1.0 sack.
*Leopards’ senior placekicker Jeffrey Kordenbrock went 2-for-2 on field-goal attempts and 2-for-2 on extra points. He booted a pair of 26-yard field goals in the second quarter.
*Lehigh sophomore quarterback Cross Wilkinson completed 21-of-34 pass attempts for 177 yards and a touchdown pass, and senior wide receiver Jorge Portorreal had five catches for 32 yards and a touchdown reception.
*Senior linebacker Pete Haffner led the Mountain Hawks with nine tackles, and senior linebacker Nate Norris had seven tackles and 1.5 TFLs.
*The Leopards took a 7-0 lead when Northrup found Stilianos for a 34-yard touchdown pass with 3:53 remaining in the first quarter.
*Trailing 10-0, Lehigh junior running back Rashawn Allen broke off a 49-yard touchdown run to bring the Mountain Hawks within four points, at 10-6 at the 9:37 mark in the second quarter.
*Kordenbrock’s 26-yard field goal with time expiring in the second quarter sent the Leopards into halftime with a 13-6 lead.
*Lehigh tied the score at 13 with 1:54 left in the third quarter as Wilkinson found Portorreal on a four-yard touchdown pass.
*Northrup and Stilianos connected again on a 30-yard touchdown pass at the 12:11 mark in the fourth quarter to put the Leopards back in front, 20-13.
RECAPS: LEHIGH | LAFAYETTE
FORDHAM RAMS (2-1 PL, 1-1 North) 31, AT BUCKNELL BISON (2-1 PL, 2-1 South) 17
Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium/Lewisburg, Pa……………..Saturday, April 10, 1 p.m., ET (ESPN+)
LEWISBURG, Pa. – Junior quarterback Tim DeMorat completed 32-for-42 pass attempts for 335 yards, and three touchdown passes to lead Fordham to a 31-17 victory at Bucknell on Saturday at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium.
*Rams’ junior wide receiver Fotis Kokosioulis caught nine passes for 149 yards and a touchdown, while sophomore wide receiver Dequece Carter had seven catches for 111 yards and a touchdown.
*Senior linebacker Glenn Cunningham had eight tackles, 2.0 TFLs, 1.0 sack and two interceptions. Freshman defensive back Mike Courtney had six tackles, 3.5 TFLs and returned an interception for a touchdown for the Fordham defense.
*Bucknell freshman running back Coleman Bennett rushed for 34 yards and had one catch for 24 yards. Senior wide receiver John McGuire had three catches for 41 yards and junior wide receiver Dominic Lyles had three catches for 40 yards for the Bison.
*Sophomore cornerback Gavin Pringle had a game-high nine tackles, and senior linebacker Rick Mottram had six tackles and an interception for the Bison.
*Senior safety Brandon Benson had seven tackles and a pass breakup. Senior linebackers Gerrit Van Itallie and Simeon Page each had four tackles. Van Itallie finished with 2.0 TFLs, and Page had 1.0 sack.
*The Bison and Rams traded field goals before DeMorat connected with sophomore wide receiver MJ Wright on a three-yard touchdown pass to take a 10-3 lead with 3:52 remaining in the second quarter.
*Senior linebacker Rick Mottram set up a late second-quarter Bucknell touchdown, intercepting a Fordham pass and returning it 36 yards to the Rams’ 23-yard line. Bennett answered with a 23-yard touchdown run on the next play to tie the score at 10 going into the half.
*Bucknell took the lead on freshman quarterback Tyler Beverett’s four-yard run at the 9:22 mark in the third quarter.
*Cunningham intercepted a pass in the end zone and returned it 33 yards to set up the Rams scoring drive. Three snaps later, DeMorat connected with Kokosioulis on a 50-yard touchdown to tie the score at 17 with 5:49 left in the third quarter.
*The Rams surged in front, 24-17, with 2:42 remaining in the third quarter when freshman defensive back Mike Courtney picked off a pass and returned it 49 yards for a touchdown.
*DeMorat found sophomore receiver Dequece Carter on a 46-yard touchdown pass at the 8:45 mark in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 31-17.
RECAPS: FORDHAM | BUCKNELL
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