May 18, 2024

School Sports activities

The Crusaders fell to 4-3 on their season with Saturday’s defeat.

Matthew Sluka’s 330 speeding yards have been a profession excessive. Mark Stockwell/Boston Globe

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Jamar Curtis rushed for a career-high 229 yards on 30 carries with two touchdowns and Lafayette knocked off Holy Cross 38-35 on Saturday for the Leopards’ fourth straight win.

Curtis burst by way of the center and sprinted 41 yards for a 38-28 lead with 2:18 left earlier than Matthew Sluka hit Jalen Coker with a 3-yard landing with 58 seconds remaining. The Leopards recovered an onside kick to seal the end result and snap the Crusaders’ 18-game Patriot League profitable streak, one wanting their very own report set from 1988-92.

Lafayette got here in averaging 200 speeding yards per recreation with Curtis averaging over 116. He helped Lafayette get off to its first 6-1 begin since 2009 and guarantee its first profitable season since 2009.

Dean DeNobile was 12-of-17 passing for 262 yards and landing passes to Dallas Holmes and Carson Persing for the Leopards (6-1, 2-0 Patriot League) and DeNobile additionally had a speeding TD. Elijah Stewart made 5 catches for 99 yards.

Sluka rushed for a career-high 330 yards on 28 carries with three touchdowns however was simply 7-of-21 passing for 85 yards. Jordan Fuller added one other 95 yards and a landing.

DeNobile’s 53-yard TD cross to Holmes gave the Leopards a 21-7 lead at halftime.

The Crusaders (4-3, 2-1), ranked eleventh within the FCS coaches ballot, received inside 31-28 halfway by way of the fourth quarter on Fuller’s 19-yard TD run.

The Crusaders had 514 yards offense to Lafayette’s 498.