The Colgate football team’s defense kept a fourth straight opponent out of the end zone and the Raiders chalked up a 27-3 Patriot League victory over Bucknell Saturday, Oct. 6.

No. 20 Colgate extended its overall scoreless streak to 12 quarters before the Bison broke through for a third-quarter field goal. But not since the fourth quarter of the season opener has an opponent reached pay dirt, a streak of four games or 16 quarters.

James Holland Jr., scored two touchdowns to highlight a 64-yard rushing afternoon. Grant Breneman passed for a season-high 254 yards, including an 86-yard TD toss to Owen Rockett that tied for the second-longest pass completion in Raiders history.

Colgate limited Bucknell to just 199 total yards, a season low for the Raiders defense.

After a scoreless first quarter, Colgate got on the board early in the second on Chris Puzzi’s 37-yard field goal. Holland’s first TD and Rockett’s catch-and-sprint to the end zone made it 17-0 Raiders at intermission.

Bucknell took advantage of a Breneman interception to get on the board midway in the third quarter, but Colgate answered with a 6:25 drive and Puzzi’s 42-yarder to make it 20-3. Holland’s second touchdown capped a 14-play, 93-yard march that consumed 6:02 off the fourth-quarter clock to ice it.

Colgate record is now 5-0 with its 10th straight victory. The Raiders are 3-0 in the Patriot League.

Colgate is home for the next two games, with a noon kickoff in the game against Cornell, Saturday, Oct. 13.