On the last drive of the game, freshman RB Domenic Cozier ran up the middle to score his first collegiate touchdown for the Crusaders.
In between those two touchdowns, it was for the most part all Lehigh.
Lehigh's defense held Holy Cross to 281 yards of total offense and forced five turnovers - most of it coming on a couple of pass plays - and allowed the offense to to pummel Holy Cross' defense with a balanced attack. With three passing touchdowns from sophomore QB Brad Mayes and three rushing touchdowns, two of them by sophomore RB Dominick Bragalone, Lehigh would score 46 unanswered points to win resoundingly, 46-14, at Fitton Field.
Bragalone got 182 yards rushing on only 17 rushes, getting two touchdowns, none more spectacular than a 66 yard run up the middle that was his longest run from scrimmage as a Mountain Hawk.
Bragalone would win the Eddie Anderson award after the game as the most valuable player of the Holy Cross family day game.
His performance was only one of a slew of great performance by the Mountain Hawks today.
Mayes ended his day early in the 4th quarter 20 of 30 passing for 287 yards and 3 TDs. Two of those touchdowns went to junior WR Troy Pelletier, who had 9 catches for 70 yards. Senior WR Derek Knott also notched his first 100 yard reception day of the season with 5 catches for 123 yards as well.
But it was the defense that may have really been the bigger story with a tremendous game with 5 sacks and 5 turnovers. No player had more than one turnover or one sack, but the entire defense as a unit kept Blaise Bell and the Holy Cross offense on their back foot all afternoon.
Check in later with a full recap.
Lehigh ties it up on a Dom Bragalone TD run. @NShafnisky is the holder on the PAT kick and it's 7-7. 7:48 left in 1st quarter. pic.twitter.com/6YhRa6ciq5— Keith Groller (@KeithGroller) October 22, 2016
Miccp Brisker pulls his way into end zone for a @LehighFootball and LU takes the lead. #lvvarsity pic.twitter.com/0oeKkTC2Hc— Keith Groller (@KeithGroller) October 22, 2016
.@LehighSports widens their lead w/ another TD to start the second half. 25-7 against Holy Cross w/ 12:11 left in the 3Q. @PatriotLeagueFB pic.twitter.com/Gbr9tNDPUI— American Sports Net (@LiveOnASN) October 22, 2016
Gotta get out of the way when a train is comin' through... @LehighSports @LehighFootball @PatriotLeagueFB pic.twitter.com/jMBzxhktir— American Sports Net (@LiveOnASN) October 22, 2016
Hey @BillSimmons @jonfavs @TheCousinSal how's it going @BradMayesQB14 @TroyPelletier3 pic.twitter.com/5qo320wxLj— LehighFootballNation (@LFN) October 22, 2016
Another Mayes to Pelletier TD! pic.twitter.com/IhQvo1G9R2— LehighFootballNation (@LFN) October 22, 2016