Gaertner, defense carry Colgate past Lafayette 27-0
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Aidan Gaertner returned an interception 63 yards to set up a field goal and Nick Ioanilli returned another pick 33 yards for a touchdown, leading Colgate to a 27-0 win over Lafayette on Saturday in a showdown of Patriot League leaders.
The Raiders (6-4, 4-1) have to beat Georgetown next weekend and hope the Leopards (3-7, 3-2) knock off Lehigh, which beat Colgate 41-38 on Oct. 7.
Defense was the key for the Raiders. Tyler Castillo also picked off a pass, Nick Wheeler had 1½ of Colgate’s three sacks and three of the 10 tackles for losses and Lafayette was limited to 18 yards on the ground on 18 running plays.
Colgate scored on a trick play when Owen Rockett went 17 yards on a double reverse early in the second quarter. The Raiders followed with a 12-play, 80-yard drive capped by Grant Breneman’s 1-yard quarterback sneak. Chris Puzzi had two field goals in the third quarter before the clinching pick-6.
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