Moore Runs for 2 TDs, Throws Another
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The last two meetings of Yale and Lehigh in Yale Bowl produced 195 points combined. Today's 98-point total was one shy of the stadium record as the Mountain Hawks won for a third straight week, 63-35.
Brad Mayes completed 33 of 46 passes for a Yale Bowl and school-record 524 yards and six touchdowns as Lehigh (3-2) jumped out to leads of 14-0 and 35-7.
Sophomore quarterback Tre Moore, making the first start of his Yale career, notched his first collegiate scoring run and pass while junior defensive back Jason Alessi returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown to help the Bulldogs (0-3) score three straight times to cut the margin to 35-28.
Junior Christopher Williams-Lopez, who had a 15-yard run into the end zone for Yale's first score of the day, was the receiver on the 63-yard touchdown pass that began the second-quarter comeback. After Alessi's inspirational punt return, the third longest in school history and the second of his career, made it a 15-point game, Moore made some nifty moves on a 14-yard scoring run that was followed up by junior defensive back Andrew Johnson's two-point conversion blast up the middle.
The Mountain Hawks added a score late in the first half to take a 42-28 lead into intermission and then notched three more touchdowns in the third quarter to put the game away.
Moore's 12-yard run early in the fourth was the final tally of the day.
Williams-Lopez ended up with 71 yards on two catches while junior Deshawn Salter, who had 233 yards and two scores at Lehigh a year ago, led all backs with 151 yards on just 15 carries. He has 384 yards against the Mountain Hawks in those two contests.
The Bulldogs are back in Ivy play next week with a crucial contest against Dartmouth at 1 p.m. in the Bowl.
filed by Steve Conn, Yale Associate AD & Sports Publicity Director - firstname.lastname@example.org