November 19, 2007

Randolph, Gough & McDermott Earn Patriot League Weekly Honors

Nov. 19, 2007

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross junior quarterback Dominic Randolph (Amelia, Ohio), senior cornerback Casey Gough (Hinsdale, Ill.) and junior wide receiver Brett McDermott (Mansfield, Mass.) have been honored by the Patriot League for their performances in Saturday's 27-20 victory over Colgate. Randolph was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week, Gough was selected as the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week, and McDermott was chosen as the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week.

In the Colgate game, Randolph completed 29 of 42 passes for 441 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 32 yards on six carries. He set new career highs for both passing yards and total offense (473 yards), while recording the second-highest single game marks in school history in both categories. Randolph finished the season hitting on 297 of 482 passes for 3,604 yards and 30 touchdowns with just eight interceptions. He also set Holy Cross single season records for total offense (3,741 yards), completions and passing attempts.

Gough finished the Colgate game with five tackles and two interceptions. His first interception came in the Crusader end zone early in the fourth quarter, to halt a Raider drive when Holy Cross was trailing 20-13. Gough then added a second pick later in the fourth quarter, to post multiple interceptions for the first time in his collegiate career. He finished the 2007 season with 62 total tackles, six tackles for loss, four interceptions and five pass breakups.

McDermott returned four kickoffs for 132 yards against Colgate, including a career-long 72-yard return in the first quarter. He also posted a team-best seven receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown, to finish the game with a career-best 220 all-purpose yards. Overall this year, McDermott caught 56 passes for 727 yards and five touchdowns, while returning 12 kickoffs for 298 yards. He also led the team with 1,031 all-purpose yards on the season.

Holy Cross finished the 2007 season with an overall record of 7-4, while placing second in the Patriot League with a 4-2 mark in conference games.