23 - 35 Final
  for this game

Colgate rallies past Monmouth 35-23

Sep 15, 2009 - 9:37 PM HAMILTON, N.Y.(AP) -- Running back Nate Eachus rushed for 139 yards and three touchdowns as Colgate rallied to beat Monmouth 35-23 Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.

It was the fourth season-opening win for Colgate coach Dick Biddle in 14 games.

Eachus' first touchdown run capped a 13-play, 98-yard drive that gave Colgate a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. His next two touchdown runs happened during a 47-second span in the third quarter that quickly turned a 16-14 Monmouth lead into a 28-16 Colgate advantage.

David Sinisi rushed for 102 yards and scored two first-half touchdowns for Monmouth.

Colgate receiver Pat Simonds caught two touchdown passes and Greg Sullivan had 238 yards passing and two touchdowns.

The game was delayed for a half hour when the power went out in the village during halftime.