Nov. 10, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross senior quarterback Dominic Randolph (Amelia, Ohio) has been named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week, for his performance in Saturday's 38-17 victory over Fordham at Fitton Field. This marks the fourth time this season and the 11th time during his collegiate career that Randolph has been named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week.
In the Fordham game, Randolph connected on 35 of 59 attempts for 407 yards and five touchdowns. He also rushed for three yards on two carries, to finish with 410 yards of total offense. Randolph led the Crusaders on six scoring drives in their first eight possessions of the game, as Holy Cross jumped out to a 38-3 lead after three quarters of play. Through nine games played this season, Randolph has hit on 296 of 444 passes for 3,100 yards and 28 touchdowns. With two regular season games remaining, he currently ranks second on the school single-season lists for completions and pass attempts, third for passing yards and touchdown passes, and fourth for yards of total offense (3,176). He also leads the nation in total offense, passing yards and completions.
Over the course of his collegiate career, Randolph has now completed 777 of 1,225 passes for 8,941 yards and 77 touchdowns. During the Fordham game, he broke the Holy Cross career records for touchdown passes (72 by Tom Ciaccio from 1988-1991) and pass attempts (1,208 by Jeff Wiley from 1985-1988). Previously against Bucknell, he broke the school career record for completions (723 by Wiley). Randolph enters this week's contest against Lafayette just 757 yards away from Wiley's record of 9,698 career passing yards. Randolph also ranks second all-time at Holy Cross in career yards of total offense (9,243), while his career completion percentage (.634) is the best in school history. In addition, Randolph's 16 career 300-yard passing games and four 400-yard passing games are both the most-ever by a Crusader.
Holy Cross (6-3 overall, 4-0 Patriot League) returns to action this Saturday, Nov. 15, when it travels to Lafayette (7-2 overall, 3-1 Patriot League) for a 1:00 p.m. game.