- Associated Press - Saturday, October 29, 2016

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) - Jake Melville passed for 225 yards and rushed for 83 yards with a touchdown to help Colgate beat Holy Cross 26-8 on Saturday.

Colgate (3-4, 2-1 Patriot) more than doubled Holy Cross in total yardage (408-201) and first downs (22-10). The Raiders dominated time of possession with more than a 9-minute advantage, but committed four turnovers.

In the first quarter, Blaise Bell was sacked by Charles Cairnie and fumbled. Pat Afriyie recovered for a touchdown to give Colgate a lead they held all day.

Alex Mathews scored on a 3-yard touchdown run at the start of the fourth to put Colgate up 19-0, and Melville’s 30-yard TD run came with 1:39 left.

Jonah Bowman kicked field goals of 42 and 28 yards.

Holy Cross (3-6, 1-3 Patriot) scored on a 5-yard pass from Emmett Clifford to Brendan Flaherty with 35 seconds to go.

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