Oct. 20, 2007
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Junior quarterback Dominic Randolph (Amelia, Ohio) threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Holy Cross football team to a 59-10 victory over Lehigh at Goodman Stadium. Randolph completed 22 of 32 passes on the day, while throwing for over 300 yards for the fourth time this season. Holy Cross improves to 5-2 overall and 2-0 in the Patriot League with the victory, while Lehigh falls to 3-4 overall and 0-2 in the conference.
The Crusaders opened the scoring at the 12:22-mark of the first quarter on an eight-yard touchdown pass from Randolph to senior wide receiver Thomas Harrison (Wilmington, N.C.). Holy Cross increased its lead to 14-0 on its next possession when Randolph and Harrison hooked up once again, this time on a 15-yard pass. The Mountain Hawks then put their first points on the board with a 23-yard field goal from Jason Leo, but junior tailback Terrance Gass (Sicklerville, N.J.) responded on a 74-yard touchdown run, to make the score 21-3 at the end of the first quarter.
Junior placekicker Matt Partain (Libertyville, Ill.) kicked a 20-yard field goal midway through the second quarter, before Lehigh came back with a 15-yard pass from Sedale Threatt to Mike Fitzgerald just before the break to make the score 24-10 at halftime.
Holy Cross continued to dominate play in the third quarter, with Gass scoring his second touchdown of the day on a seven-yard run, and junior tailback Mike Kielt (Southbury, Conn.) added a two-yard scoring run to make the score 38-10. Junior cornerback Kyle Mushaweh (Woodbury, Conn.) then recorded his second interception of the day and returned it 46 yards for a touchdown, and the Crusaders led 45-10 heading into the fourth quarter.
Randolph threw his third touchdown pass of the day early in the final period, hitting senior wide receiver Ryan Maher (Boca Raton, Fla.) with a 27-yard strike. Junior strong safety Daryl Brown (Stone Mountain, Ga.) then concluded the scoring with a 44-yard interception return.
Maher led all receivers with nine catches for 165 yards, while Harrison added six receptions for 112 yards. Gass rushed for a team-best 97 yards on eight carries, while Kielt added 55 yards on 14 rushes. Mushaweh led the defense with two interceptions, four tackles and one tackle for loss. Holy Cross finished the game with 544 yards of total offense, while holding the Mountain Hawks to just 314 total yards. The Crusaders also forced six turnovers without giving the ball away once.
Holy Cross returns to action next Saturday, Oct. 27, when they travel to Bucknell for a 1:00 p.m. game.