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Lehigh cruises by Columbia, improves to 6-0

Published On: Oct 06 2012 04:08:17 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 06 2012 10:01:39 PM CDT

Lehigh cruises by Columbia, improves to 6-0

The Lehigh football team took an early 14-0 lead and didn’t look back as the Mountain Hawks improved to 6-0 behind a convincing 35-14 win over Columbia on Saturday. Senior Mike Colvin impressed, going 29-of-38 with four touchdowns while rushing for a score as well. Junior Sergio Fernandez-Soto had a career day with eight catches for 120 yards and a touchdown.

Senior Jamel Haggins added five receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns while senior Ryan Spadola had five catches for 36 yards and his first touchdown of the season. Senior Zach Barket ran for a team-high 41 yards while Colvin added 38 on the ground.

“We’ve been doing a great job of rushing the football in the red zone,” explained Lehigh head coach Andy Coen. “We made some plays through the air today.”

Lehigh held a 415-245 in total yards, including 296-163 through the air and 119-82 on the ground. Three Mountain Hawks finished with a team-high six tackles, including senior Sam Loughery and sophomore Isaiah Campbell who also posted a sack. Seniors Bryan Andrews and Gabe Johnson each had an interception.

“To be 6-0 is great,” Coen said. “I think we’ve learned a lot of lessons over the six weeks and are going to apply them as we move forward. If we want to be Patriot League champions again, it’s going to have to happen over the next five weeks.”

Lehigh will hit the road next Saturday for a big Patriot League game at Georgetown. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

The Mountain Hawks return home on Saturday, Oct. 20 to host Bucknell at 12:30 p.m.