Lafayette vs. Princeton
September 22, 2007
The Leopards dropped their first game of the season with a 20-14 loss to Princeton at Fisher Stadium. Senior Anthony D'Urso broke the modern record for the longest run from the line of scrimmage with his 89-yard touchdown run at the beginning of the second quarter to put Lafayette ahead 7-3. He finished the day with 14 carries for 117 yards, the second time this season a Leopard has rushed for 100+ yards. In the third quarter, with the Tigers up 13-7 and the Leopards in a fourth-and-one situation, senior Mike DiPaola rushed for 27 yards after a play-action fake and put the Leopards on the 10. Sophomore Adam Gill finished the drive by catching a five-yard pass, to give Lafayette its first lead of the game. Princeton would eventually come back at the end of the third quarter and retain the lead. Senior Kyle Sprenkle and sophomore Nick Oliver tied for a game-high 12 tackles, and Oliver recorded his first sack against the Tigers. He was named the Patriot League's Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts.