Bucknell falls at home

LEWISBURG — Holy Cross toppled the Bucknell football team, 20-0, in the Patriot League opener for both teams Saturday at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium.

Diquan Walker rushed for 72 yards and two touchdowns while Peter Pujals, a two-time All-Patriot League selection, threw for 178 yards to lead the Crusaders past the Bison.

The Bison had a prime opportunity to even the score at 7-7 after Bryan Marine tipped a Pujals pass to Aaron Brown, setting up the offense on the Bucknell 45 with 10:27 on the clock. The Bison reached the Holy Cross 23 thanks to a pass interference penalty and a six-yard Jack Horan reception. But, on a 4th and 4, Matt Muh’s pass to Horan fell just short. Muh finished with 138 yards on 22-for-39 passing, connecting with eight receivers.

HOLY CROSS 20, Bucknell 0

Holy Cross 10 3 7 0 –20

Bucknell 0 0 0 0 — 0

First quarter

HC–Diquan Walker 2 run (A.J. Wells), 13:32.

HC–Wells 25 field goal, 2:49.

Second quarter

HC–Wells 31 field goal, 11:27.

Third quarter

HC–Walker 2 run (Wells kick), 1:48.

TEAM STATISTICS

HC B

First downs 17 13

Rushes-yards 33-134 27-76

C-A-I 16-33-2 22-39-1

Passing yards 178 138

Total yards 312 214

Fumbles-lost 2-0 4-3

Penalties-yards 9-65 5-44

Punts-avg. 7-37.9 6-41.7

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–HC, Diquan Walker 10-72 2 TD; Gabe Guild 7-35; Miles Alexander 9-30; Peter Pujals 4-2; Richie DeNicola 1-(minus 1); TEAM 2-(minus 4). Bucknell, Chad Freshnock 7-38; Joey DeFloria 11-20; John Hunt 1-13; Omar Garcia 2-3; Matt Muh 5-3; TEAM 1-(minus 1).

PASSING–HC, Peter Pujals 16-33-2 178. Bucknell, Matt Muh 22-39-1 138.

RECEIVING–HC, Blaise Bell 4-45; Darrius Lacy 4-41; Richie DeNicola 3-55; Jor. Montgomery 2-7; Derek Mountain 1-16; Martin Dorsey 1-10; Jay. Simsuheuser 1-4. Bucknell, Jack Horan 5-48; Alan Butler 4-36; Kyle Kinner 4-21; Andrew Owers 4-13; Joey DeFloria 2-6; Chad Freshnock 1-7; A. Podbielski 1-4; Omar Garcia 1-3.

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