Freshman Karekin Brooks rushed for 134 yards — including this 61-yarder — and two touchdowns in the first half alone against Lehigh.

Credit: William Snow

BETHLEHEM, PA — This one is a high-scorer, and they're only one half in.

Penn football is locked in a shootout with Lehigh, with both offenses cashing in early to crank the score up to 35-28 at halftime. 

The Quakers lead by one score, but the first half was back-and-forth throughout. Though the Mountain Hawks began with the ball, the Red and Blue's defense came out strong to force and recover a fumble, which the offense duly converted into a touchdown just a few plays later courtesy of a 1-yd run from senior quarterback Will Fischer-Colbrie.

Lehigh and Penn then traded touchdowns on the next five possessions to bring the score to a tie at 21. 

But sophomore running back Karekin Brooks — starting for the injured Tre Solomon — broke the deadlock with his second touchdown of the day with five minutes left in the half.

Brooks rushed for 134 yards in the first half, with a 61-yard run capping off a brilliant performance from the rookie. Brooks was prevented from scoring on that play only by the fingertips of a Mountain Hawk defensive back. 

Stay tuned for a final recap after the game. 

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