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NEW YORK – Ross Scheuerman ran for a school-record 304 yards and scored three touchdowns on Saturday at Yankee Stadium, leading Lafayette past Lehigh 27-7 in the 150th edition of the most-played rivalry in college football.
For the first time since 1891, the Patriot League rivals from Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley played at a neutral site, and the Leopards (5-6, 3-3) and Mountain Hawks (3-8, 2-4) turned out to be a huge hit in the Bronx. A sellout crowd of 48,256 was the second-largest for a college football game at the new Yankee Stadium, which has now hosted four regular-season games and four Pinstripe Bowls since it opened in 2009.
Lafayette turned to senior third-string quarterback Zach Zweizig to start for the first time this season after its top two QBs went down with foot injuries in the last two weeks. Zweizig finished 13 for 23 for 166 yards with a 23-yard touchdown pass to Matt Mrazek in the fourth quarter, capping his career with milestone victory.
Lafayette leads the series 78-67-5.