Scores

Final

Holy Cross 51

(3-4, 1-0 Patriot)

Bucknell 27

(1-4, 0-2 Patriot)

1:00 PM ET, October 12, 2013

Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium, Lewisburg, PA

1 2 3 4 T
HC 17 13 14 751
BUCK 7 14 6 027

Top Performers

Passing: P. Pujals (HC) - 298 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: P. Pujals (HC) - 13 CAR, 80 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. Brake (BUCK) - 8 REC, 129 YDS

Holy Cross pounds Bucknell 51-27

Associated Press

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Peter Pujals had 378 yards total offense, throwing for three touchdowns and rushing for three more as Holy Cross pounded Bucknell 51-27 in Patriot League conference play Saturday.

Pujals was 19 of 29 for 298 yards and also led the Crusaders (3-4, 1-0 Patriot) in rushing with 80 yards on 13 carries. Holy Cross was able to score on 7 of 11 drives and was forced to punt the ball only once during the game. Kicker John Macomber contributed a first quarter field goal from 48 yards.

The Holy Cross defense forced four Bucknell turnovers including three interceptions of Bison QB RJ Nitti. The first just 8 plays into the game's opening drive as Crusaders defensive back Kyle Young picked off a Nitti pass for a 79-yard touchdown return. The Crusaders held the Bison (1-4, 0-2) -who have now lost four straight -to only six points in the second half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HC
BUCK
1st Downs2519
Total Yards514423
Passing298271
Rushing216152
Penalties4-215-34
3rd Down Conversions7-139-14
4th Down Conversions2-31-2
Turnovers25
Possession30:0929:51

Passing Leaders

Holy CrossC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pujals19/2929810.330
BucknellC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nitti20/392716.934

Rushing Leaders

Holy CrossCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pujals13806.2327
Covaliu11595.4024
BucknellCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams191045.5114
DelMauro11484.408

Receiving Leaders

Holy CrossRECYDSAVGTDLG
Raymond47318.3130
Artim35418.0129
BucknellRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brake812916.1053
Carter77410.6142

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHCBUCK
TD11:57Kyle Young 79 Yd Interception Return (John Macomber Kick) 70
TD10:40Peter Pujals 7 Yd Run (John Macomber Kick) 140
TD07:40Will Carter 42 Yd Pass From RJ Nitti (Derek Maurer Kick) 147
FG02:28John Macomber 20 Yd 177
SECOND QUARTERHCBUCK
TD14:04Peter Pujals 6 Yd Run (John Macomber Kick) 247
TD10:34CJ Williams 1 Yd Run (Derek Maurer Kick) 2414
TD05:32Nate Stanley 5 Yd Pass From Peter Pujals (Pat Failed) 3014
TD00:49Kyle Sullivan 20 Yd Pass From RJ Nitti (Derek Maurer Kick) 3021
THIRD QUARTERHCBUCK
TD11:03Peter Pujals 10 Yd Run (John Macomber Kick) 3721
TD07:41CJ Williams 14 Yd Pass From RJ Nitti (Pat Blocked) 3727
TD03:19Kalif Raymond 14 Yd Pass From Peter Pujals (John Macomber Kick) 4427
FOURTH QUARTERHCBUCK
TD14:18Tyler Artim 13 Yd Pass From Peter Pujals (John Macomber Kick) 5127