Lafayette at Fordham
November 10, 2012
BRONX, N.Y. (11/10/12) _ Fordham outscored Lafayette 19-7 in the second half and pulled away for a 36-27 win.
The Leopards got off to a quick start for a change, putting up 10 points in the first quarter, their first points in the opening stanza in seven games. The first play dialed up by offensive coordinator Mickey Fein was a 49-yard flea flicker from Zach Zweizig to Mike Duncan. That set up a 21-yard touchdown pass from Zweizig to Mark Ross in the corner of the endzone. Ross ended the day with 10 catches for 122 yards and one touchdown. Ross advanced to third in single-season receiving yards (913) and second in single-season receptions (66).
The Rams took the momentum in the second half, picking off Zweizig and setting up the Fordham offense at the Lafayette 25. Fordham scored on a five-yard pass from Higgins to Brian Wetzel for the 24-20 lead. Another Zweizig pick set up the Rams_ next score to make it 31-20 Fordham with 39 seconds left in the third.
Fordham added a field goal after an interception late in the fourth. Trailing 34-20, Lafayette closed the game to one score, putting together a 10-play, 75-yard drive that ended with an eight-yard pass from Andrew Shoop to Jamel Smith. The Leopards did get the ball back one last time with 14 seconds left, but were whistled for a holding penalty in the endzone that resulted in a penalty and a 36-27 final.
Final Score: Fordham 36, Lafayette 27