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WEEK #8: Lafayette 38, Marist 13

Oct. 30, 1999

EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette combined a 115-yard, three touchdown performance by Brian Tuma with a dominating defense that allowed only 92 total yards of offense to produce a 38-13 win over visiting Marist today.

The Leopards raced out to a 14-0 lead, as they scored on their first two possessions. Marist stayed strong, scoring on its next possession, with the running of Miguel Reyes leading the way to a 10 play, 76-yard scoring drive, capped by Steve Weidl's 2-yard TD plunge. It was the only offense the Red Foxes could muster until late in the third quarter.

Meanwhile, Tuma and quarterback Harry Armstrong, starting just his second career game, took over. The Leopard running back toted the ball 44 times, and produced his second straight 100-yard game. Armstrong improved his record to 2-0 as the starter, as he completed 13-of-21 passes for 172 yards and one touchdown.

Defensively, the Leopards dominated. The corps allowed only 46 yards each in passing and rushing. The Leopard D was led by linebacker Brian Gregorek, celebrating his 21st birthday with 11 tackles, including one sack.

Lafayette improves to 3-5 on the season, and faces Patriot League foe Fordham next week at Fisher Field. Marist drops to 4-4.