WEEK #5: Colgate 56, Lafayette 14
Oct. 9, 1999
EASTON, Pa. - Colgate, on the strength of two blocked punts recovered in the end zone by Keith Brooks, took a 42-0 half-time lead and cruised to a 56-14 win over host Lafayette in Patriot League football today.
Colgate dominated in all facets of the game, especially rushing, as the Red Raiders outrushed the Leopards, 251-27. The visitors scored five rushing touchdowns, two by sophomore backup fullback Tim Lavoie, who was filling in for the injured Dave Beitler.
Ed Weiss led the Red Raiders ground game with 74 yards on the ground on 4 carries, including a dazzling, 69-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Four Colgate players rushed for over 53 yards, highlighted by Lavoie's two TDs and 53-yards on nine carries.
Lafayette's Bill Stocker scored his first career touchdown in the 4th quarter, and Andy May followed with a 28-yard TD catch from backup QB Harry Armstrong, but it was too little, too late for the Leopards.
Colgate pushes its record to 5-1 on the season, while they are still in the thick of the Patriot League title race at 2-1, a game behind Towson. Lafayette drops to 1-4 and 0-3 in the league.