Lafayette's defense keys 29-27 win over Bucknell
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) Sean O'Malley passed for one touchdown and ran for another and Lafayette beat Bucknell 29-27 on Saturday.
Jerry Powe chased down Bucknell quarterback Tarrin Earle from behind for a loss of 10 yards, setting up fourth-and-17 from near midfield with 1:22 left. Lafayette's defensive put pressure on again as Earle tripped for a loss of 16, and the Leopards ran out the clock.
Lafayette (2-5, 1-2 Patriot League) had 138 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
Logan Bitikofer threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns for Bucknell (1-7, 1-2). Justin Bethea caught four passes for 111 yards and a score.
Sterling Deary intercepted an O'Malley pass and returned it 41 yards to give Bucknell a 21-14 lead, but Lafayette scored the next 15 points.
Bitikofer and Bethea connected for a 40-yard touchdown with 4:25 left to cap the scoring as the 2-point conversion attempt was batted down.
Copyright 2018 by AP. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of AP is strictly prohibited.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
The class of 2020 rankings saw a massive update just ahead of the start of the high school...
The Tigers are the overwhelming favorite to take the ACC title yet again
The second of a home-and-home series between the Fighting Irish and Bulldogs will air on C...
The Pac-12 has been in just two of the five editions of the College Football Playoff
Durkin was fired from Maryland last year in the aftermath of Jordan McNair's death
Clemson is an overwhelming favorite to continue its run of ACC championships