Lafayette Leopards Football vs. Bucknell (10/30/2010)

Lafayette Leopards Football vs. Bucknell (10/30/2010)
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Game 8
Lafayette at Bucknell
October 30, 2010

LEWISBURG, Pa. _ LEWISBURG, Pa. (10/30/10) - Marc Quilling came off the sideline to lead Lafayette to a 33-22 win. He threw three touchdowns after taking over late in the second quarter and completed 9-of-10 passes in the second half as the Leopards won their ninth in a row over the Bison. Quilling finished the game 13-of-20 for 213 yards and three touchdowns. He took over for starter Ryan O_Neil who was 5-of-11 for 116 yards with one touchdown.

The Leopards held the momentum from the outset. On the second play from scrimmage, O_Neil hit Pat Mputu for a 75-yard catch and TD run. The teams exchanged punts on the next two possessions. Bucknell took over on its own 11 before Mike Schmidlein sacked Bucknell QB Brandon Wesley in the end zone for the Leopards_ first safety since Nov. 22, 2008.

Late in the first quarter, Bucknell faced 3rd-and-goal at the Lafayette two-yard line. Wesley ran around the end and reached for the endzone, but Greg Mandile knocked the ball loose, causing a touchback in the end zone.

On Quilling_s second drive, he connected with Kyle Hayes for a 35-yard score with 3:50 left. The Leopards registered two scores in quick order in the third quarter. Quilling hit Hayes (17) and Alan Elder (29) for big gainers before a 30-yard strike to Bennett netted six points. Elder cranked out 104 yards on 27 carries.

On the ensuing kickoff, Hayes forced a fumble that Sam Stuart recovered. Lafayette scored on its third play of the drive when Quilling reached Hayes for a 31-yard TD with Hayes_ outstretched arm just crossing the goal line. Defensively, Lafayette gave up 76 rushing yards, the lowest opponent output of the season. Lafayette registered six sacks, all by different players.

Final Score: Lafayette 33, Bucknell 22

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