Lehigh 20, Princeton 14
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) _ Making his first career start, junior quarterback Seka Edwards threw four interceptions Saturday, but had two touchdown passes to lead Lehigh to a 20-14 victory over Princeton.
Edwards completed 11 of 27 passes for 191 yards and helped Lehigh (2-3) snap the Tigers’ (1-2) 10-game winning streak against Patriot League teams. Brown was 12th in Division I-AA in total offense, but coach Kevin Higgins opted to make a change on Friday.
Running back Brian Baker rushed for 173 yards and Lehigh’s final touchdown. The Engineers were averaging 77.8 rushing yards per game but ran for 204. They were allowing 243.5 yards rushing but held Princeton to 47. Princeton’s leading rusher, Marc Washington, was held to 62 yards and gained just two in the second half.
Princeton is 1-2 for the first time since 1990.
The Engineers opened a 20-7 lead late in the third quarter when Edwards found Joe Falzone with a 29-yard touchdown pass that provided the winning points.
After a Princeton drive was thwarted by Curtis May’s end zone interception, Jamie Toddings got the ball back when he intercepted Edwards and returned the ball to the Lehigh 4-yard line. After Princeton lost six yards, Brett Budzinski hit Kevin Duffy with a 10-yard TD pass to make it 20-14.
Lehigh responded by driving to the Princeton four before Jimmy Archie came up with Princeton’s fourth interception of the game in the end zone. But the Tigers could not move the ball in their final three possessions. Their deepest penetration was to their own 47 before Mark Miller made an interception.
Lehigh took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter when Edwards hit Deron Braswell with a 62-yard touchdown pass and Brian Baker scored on a 7-yard run. John Phillips missed a 30-yard field goal on the Engineers first possession
Princeton, which had outscored opponents 44-14 in the first half of its first two games, came back in the second quarter when Budzinski found backup tight end Jason Glotzbach with a 3-yard TD pass. The sophomore had one career reception entering the game.
Lehigh dominated the half, outgaining Princeton 240-94 in total offense.