September 7, 2009

Dominic Randolph & Eddie Houghton Honored By Patriot League

Video: Patriot League Rookie of the Week Eddie Houghton

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross senior quarterback Dominic Randolph (Amelia, Ohio) and freshman tailback Eddie Houghton (Toronto, Ontario) have been honored by the Patriot League for their performances in Saturday's 20-7 victory over Georgetown. Randolph was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for the 13th time in his career, while Houghton was chosen as the Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the first time.

In the Georgetown game, Randolph completed 36 of 56 passes for 414 yards and two scores. Both of his touchdown passes came in the fourth quarter, as the Crusaders rallied from a 7-6 deficit for the victory. Randolph, who threw for over 400 yards for the sixth time in his career, also rushed seven times for 17 yards, to finish with 431 yards of total offense. During the contest, he broke the all-time Holy Cross and Patriot League records for career passing yards, and became the first quarterback in conference history with over 10,000 passing yards. Over the course of his career as a Crusader, he has hit on 857 of 1,357 passes for 10,093 yards and 85 scores.

Houghton led the team with 52 rushing yards on seven carries against the Hoyas, and also caught a pass for nine yards. His 52 rushing yards were the most by a Holy Cross player in his collegiate debut since Gideon Akande ran for 87 yards on eight carries against Georgetown in 2002. In addition, he outgained his brother, Georgetown senior starting tailback Charlie Houghton (eight rushes for 19 yards, and four catches for seven yards).  

No. 25 Holy Cross (1-0 overall, 1-0 Patriot League) returns to action this Saturday, Sept. 12, when it plays host to Sacred Heart at 1:00 p.m.