This past Saturday, Colgate Football suffered an over time loss to the Lafayette Leopards.
The first half ended at a 7-7 tie as each offense moved the ball but struggled to find substantial footing. The second half began and the tempo immediately picked up. Each team matched the score of the other as it began to appear that whoever had the final possession would win the game. A Jordan McCord and Joe Uglietto touchdown and extra respectively point, respectively, gave Colgate a 24-17 lead with 1:35 remaining in regulation. However it was not enough as Lafayette moved the ball down the field to tie the game with :30 remaining.
In over time, Lafayette scored a touchdown on their first possession and for the first time, Colgate’s offense was unable to answer. After a critical fourth down catch by sophomore Dan Casson to keep the game alive, quarterback Gavin McCarney threw an interception that was eventually returned 100 yards for an additional Lafayette score. The loss was difficult to handle as Colgate’s offense out gained Lafayette 490 yards to 361 yards and won the time of possession battle 35:00 minutes to 25:00 minutes. Our record now sits at 4-6. This will be the second losing season in Coach Biddle’s 16 year tenure.
Colgate football has a bye this week and is resting up for our season finale against Bucknell at Andy Kerr Stadium. The team will practice on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday in preparation for Bucknell’s physical defense. Their defensive line is the best we will face all year and I can not think of a better way to end my career than against the best of the league. Although the season has not gone nearly as expected, the seniors have the team up and ready to finish the year off right.
I look forward to writing you next week as we further prepare for Bucknell.
All the best,
Kevin Morgan is a senior at Colgate University majoring in Political Science and plays center for the Colgate Raiders football team. He is currently the New Leadership Advisor for the Colgate chapter of Uplifting Athletes and is also a a two-term past president. He is also Delta Upsilon’s Philanthropy Chair and is a member of the Student Athletes Advisory Committee (SAAC).