Lehigh wins shootout with Holy Cross, 51-38

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) Brad Mayes completed 17 of 21 passes for 239 yards and three scores to help lead Lehigh to a 51-38 victory over Holy Cross on Saturday.

It was the Mountain Hawks fifth win in their last six games over the Crusaders, and their first 50-plus point scoring game in regulation since 2005.

Dominick Bragalone ran for 116 yards and a touchdown for Lehigh (5-4, 3-1 Patriot League), and Gatlin Casey added 87 yards receiving including a game long 44-yard touchdown catch.

Lehigh led 41-10 at halftime on the strength of a 27 point outburst in the second quarter. A Nana Amankwah-Ayeh 1-yard touchdown run for the Mountain Hawks made it 51-24 late into the fourth.

Holy Cross (4-5, 1-3) added two late scores; including a 38-yard touchdown run by Gabe Guild to finally cut the deficit below 20 points.

Peter Pujals threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns for the Crusaders.

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