Nov. 17, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross senior quarterback Dominic Randolph (Amelia, Ohio) and senior placekicker Matt Partain (Libertyville, Ill.) have been honored by the Patriot League for their performances in Saturday's 27-26 victory at Lafayette. Randolph was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth straight week and the 12th time in his career, while Partain was chosen as the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season and the fourth time in his career. Randolph has tied his own Patriot League record with four consecutive Offensive Player of the Week selections, which he had previously accomplished from Oct. 2-23, 2006.
In the Lafayette game, Randolph completed 28 of 49 attempts for 422 yards and three scores, while throwing for over 300 yards for the seventh week in a row. With Holy Cross trailing 26-20 in the fourth quarter, he threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Rob Koster (Bellerose, N.Y.) with just six seconds remaining to win the game. On the season, Randolph has now connected on 324 of 493 attempts for 3,522 yards and 31 touchdowns. Over the course of his career as a Crusader, he has hit on 805 of 1,274 passes for 9,363 yards and 80 scores. He has broken the Holy Cross single season records for completions and pass attempts, in addition to breaking the school career records for completions, pass attempts and touchdown passes.
Partain scored nine points in the victory over the Leopards, hitting both of his field goal attempts and all three of his extra points. He nailed two field goals in the second half after the Crusaders had fallen behind 20-7, then hit the game-clinching extra point to provide the final margin in Holy Cross' one-point victory. On the season, Partain now leads the team in scoring with 75 points, hitting 10 of 15 field goals and 45 of 46 extra points. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has connected on 22 of 31 field goals and 95 of 96 extra points, for a total of 161 points.
Holy Cross (7-3 overall, 5-0 Patriot League) returns to action this Saturday, Nov. 22, when it travels to Colgate (8-2 overall, 4-0 Patriot League) in a match-up for the conference title. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.