Yoder has 138 yards and 2 TDs on 38 carries in Lehigh's 27-18 win over Bucknell

Updated Oct. 21, 2023 5:15 p.m. ET

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Luke Yoder rushed for 138 yards on 38 carries, including two touchdowns, and Lehigh snapped a five-game losing streak with a 27-18 win over Bucknell on Saturday.

Yoder scored the game's first points with a 1-yard run and had the Mountain Hawks' final TD with a 2-yard score for a 27-3 lead with over four minutes left. He had 283 total rushing yards over Lehigh's previous five games. His 38 carries were the first 30-plus carry game for a Lehigh player since 2018.

Nick Peltekian had a 57-yard punt return for a touchdown and a 20-3 halftime lead. It was Lehigh's first punt-return TD since 2008.

Bucknell (2-5, 0-3 Patriot League) scored its two touchdowns late on Josh Gary's 88-yard kickoff return and Nick Semptimphelter's 3-yard pass to Derrick Anderson Jr.


It was a rough day for both passing games. Brayten Silbor was 8-of-29 passing for 127 yards and two interceptions for Lehigh (2-6, 1-2). For Bucknell, Semptimphelter was 9 of 15 for 91 yards and Tyler Beverett 9 of 26 for 81 with the pair sacked four times. Bucknell had just 80 yards rushing.


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