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Last-Second Kick Keeps Lehigh Undefeated

Mountain Hawks have longest winning streak in college football as Jake Peery's 22-yard field goal at the gun gives Mountain Hawks 34-31 win over Fordham Rams.

 

Lehigh kicker Jake Peery booted a 22-yard field goal as time expired to give the Mountain Hawks a 34-31 victory over the Fordham Rams on Saturday in a nail-biter at Goodman Stadium.

With its 14th consecutive regular season victory, Lehigh has the longest current winning streak in college football, according to The Brown and White. The victory was also the Mountain Hawks' 15th straight win against a Patriot League opponent.

Lehigh, 5-0 this season, set up the game-winning drive by forcing Fordham to punt from its own 7-yard-line and getting a return to the Rams’ 39 with 1:39 left in the game, according to The Express Times.

The Mountain Hawks offense was then able to drive the ball down to the Fordham 5 with three seconds left to set Peery up for the dramatic game-winning kick. The attached You Tube video from Lehigh University Sports shows the kick and post-game, on-field celebration.

Lehigh will look to continue its winning streak next Saturday against the Lions of Columbia University. On Saturday, the home Lions lost to the Princeton Tigers 33-6. Lehigh beat the Tigers 17-14 at Goodman Stadium on Sept. 15.

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