Yale gets first shutout since 2017, blanks Lehigh 34-0

NCAA Football

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP)Backup Nolan Grooms threw for two touchdowns, Mason Tipton caught three passes for 122 yards and a score, and Yale cruised past Lehigh 34-0 on Saturday for its first shutout since 2017.

Tipton’s 57-yard catch-and-run gave Grooms his first career touchdown for a 21-0 lead late in the second quarter. Grooms also completed a 15-yard scoring pass to Chase Nenad early in the fourth.

Yale outgained Lehigh 272-63 in the first half as the Mountain Hawks only had four first downs. Lehigh finished with 146 total yards.

Stater Griffin O’Connor was 9 of 18 for 123 yards and a score for Yale (2-1). O’Connor opened the scoring with a 27-yard pass to freshman David Pantelis in the end zone for his first catch of the season. Grooms was 6 of 8 for 122 yards.

Zane Dudek rushed for his first touchdown of the season and Spencer Alston scored on a 15-yard run in the third.

Lehigh (0-5) is on a 12-game losing streak dating to 2019 – tying the program’s longest from 1925-26.

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