Holy Cross Set to Face Fordham on Senior Day
The Holy Cross football team returns home this week to play host to Fordham in a 12:05 p.m. game on Saturday, Nov. 10. The contest between the Crusaders and the Rams will be televised live by Stadium and the Patriot League Network, and can be heard live on WEEI 1440 AM in Worcester.
This will be Military Appreciation Day and First Responders Day, with all active military service members, veterans, local police, EMS and firefighters receiving free admission. It will also be Senior Day, with the senior members of the Crusader squad being honored on the field prior to kickoff at approximately 11:45 a.m. In addition, the first 500 fans to enter Fitton Field will receive free camouflage Holy Cross hats courtesy of Pepsi.
Holy Cross stands 3-6 this year with a 2-2 mark in Patriot League play. The Crusaders have won their last two games, shutting out Lehigh 56-0 at home before posting a 40-14 road victory at Lafayette.
Senior quarterback Geoff Wade has led the Holy Cross offense by completing 116 of 186 passes for 1,433 yards and 13 touchdowns this season, in addition to carrying the ball 82 times for 160 yards and a score. Junior running back Domenic Cozier has added a team-high 607 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on 113 carries, while senior wide out Martin Dorsey has caught 35 passes for 467 yards and five scores.
On the defensive side of the ball, senior linebacker Ryan Brady leads the team with 94 tackles, two quarterback sacks and 11 tackles for loss. Brady currently ranks ninth in the nation in total tackles. Sophomore defensive back Joe Lang has added 61 tackles, two quarterback sacks and four pass breakups, while junior defensive back Alex Johnson has 49 tackles, one interception and three pass breakups.
Fordham enters the week with an overall record of 1-8 and a 1-3 mark in the Patriot League. The Rams have lost three straight games since beating Lehigh 43-14 on Oct. 13.
Freshman quarterback Tim DeMorat has led the Fordham offense by hitting on 103 of 185 passes for 1,247 yards and 10 touchdowns with six interceptions. Junior tailback Tyriek Hopkins has rushed 77 times for 399 yards and three scores, while senior wide out Austin Longi has a team-best 50 receptions for 618 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, sophomore linebacker Glenn Cunningham has totaled 70 tackles with two sacks and four pass breakups, and senior defensive back Antonio Jackson has posted 66 tackles, an interception and five pass breakups. Head coach Joe Conlin is in his first season at the helm of the Fordham program, where he has an overall record of 1-8.
After the contest with Fordham, Holy Cross wraps up the season with a 12:30 p.m. game at Georgetown on Saturday, Nov. 17.