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Brown 45, Fordham 14

October 4, 1997

NEW YORK (AP) _ Jason Lenderman scored twice on blocked punt returns and James Perry threw three touchdown passes as Brown defeated Fordham 45-14 Saturday.

Brown (3-0) trailed 14-10 at halftime before rallying to send the Rams (2-3) to their third straight loss.

Lenderman put the Bears ahead when he scored on a 10-yard return with 12:42 left in the third quarter. Another blocked punt led to Lenderman’s 5-yard touchdown return with 6:51 remaining.

Perry, who was 17 of 33 for 299 yards, made it 31-14 with his 10-yard touchdown pass to Sean Morey with 3:34 left in the third quarter.

Perry threw a 22-yard scoring pass to Stephen Campbell in the fourth quarter. Perry and Morey connected on a 92-yard pass for the final score.

Morey caught five passes for 171 yards.

Rams quarterback Dan Madine was 18 of 42 for 279 yards. He threw a 71-yard touchdown pass to Lance Shaw in the first quarter. Pat Destro intercepted Perry’s pass and returned it 27 yards, putting Fordham ahead 14-10 with 1:28 left in the second quarter.

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