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William & Mary defeats Colgate 27-7 with potent ground game

September 18, 2021 GMT

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Donavyn Lester rushed for 117 yards with a touchdown, Darius Wilson ran for another and William & Mary defeated Colgate 27-7 on Saturday.

The Tribe (2-1) scored three rushing touchdowns in the first half for a 21-0 lead at the break. William & Mary outgained the Raiders 328-114 yards on the ground and gained an average of 8.4 yards a carry.

Lester opened the scoring with a 74-yard touchdown run four minutes into the game as William & Mary scored on a two-play, 80-yard drive. Wilson scored on a keeper from the 5 later in the opening quarter, and JT Mayo added a 25-yard TD run late in the second quarter.

Ethan Chang capped the scoring with second-half field goals of 37 and 34 yards.

Harry Kirk broke the shutout for Colgate (0-3) with a 23-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter.

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William & Mary was coming off a win over Lafayette in which it limited the Leopards to 32 yards rushing on 26 carries. On Saturday the Tribe recorded four sacks, five tackles for loss and two interceptions.

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