After falling behind by two touchdowns, Lehigh clawed to get back into the game but ultimately gave up touchdown after touchdown, falling 56-28 in what felt like a role reversal from the Mountain Hawks' big win against the Elis in the Yale Bowl last season.
The Bulldogs racked up 566 yards against the Mountain Hawks, 258 on the ground, and 308 through the air. QB Kurt Rawlings threw for 4 touchdowns, 2 which went to WR Melvin Rouse en route to a 4 catch, 84 yard day.
Yale RB Zach Dudek had a monster day against Lehigh, running 9 times for 135 yards and 2 TDs, including an absolute backbreaker, a 29 yard run with 8 minutes left in the 4th quarter.
Lehigh's offense ended with 375 yards, but were stopped in key situations and frequently were stuck in 3rd-and-long. Senior WR Gatlin Casey had 4 receptions, 2 for touchdowns, but couldn't hang on to a critical 4th down catch that might have kept them in it.
Stay tuned for a deeper recap and post-game reaction.