Urban Meyer

Second-half surge lifts W&M past Lafayette 33-19

Second-half surge lifts W&M past Lafayette 33-19

WILLIAMSBURG -- Its offense depleted and sputtering, its defense passive and ineffective, William and Mary regrouped and made one half of football count.

Head coach Jimmye Laycock and offensive coordinator Kevin Rogers channeled their inner Urban Meyer and turned loose quarterback Steve Cluley on the ground, while the Tribe defense rediscovered its playmaking ability.

W&M rode that combination to a 33-19 win against Lafayette Saturday night at Zable Stadium, with a turnaround so dramatic as to make one wonder who those guys were in the first half.

“The play wasn’t that good in the first half at all,” Laycock said. “I was really disappointed. I...