Holy Cross football to face Buffalo in 2022, Boston College in 2023

Holy Cross Athletics   08-21-2019

WORCESTER, Mass. — Holy Cross Director of Athletics Marcus Blossom has announced that the Crusader football team has added a pair of FBS opponents to its future schedules. Holy Cross will play at Buffalo on Sept. 10, 2022, and at Boston College on Sept. 9, 2023.

The Crusaders have played 10 all-time games against Buffalo, and lead the series 6-3-1. The schools last met in 1970, when the Bulls won 16-0 in Buffalo.

“We are very excited to add a game against an opponent like Buffalo,” said Blossom. “Buffalo has traditionally been one of the better teams in the Mid-American Conference, and competing against the Bulls will better prepare our student-athletes to compete for a Patriot League championship. This game also gives us the opportunity to get back to western New York, where we have a robust and engaged alumni community who will enjoy seeing their team play in their own backyard.”

Holy Cross and Boston College have met 83 times in their history, the most games against any single opponent for either school. The Eagles hold a 48-32-3 all-time lead in the series, including nine straight wins since the Crusaders posted a 30-29 victory in 1978. The schools had not played since 1986, before facing each other in Chestnut Hill in 2018.

“I’m happy to be in a position where I can help this renewed tradition flourish,” said Blossom. “To be able to compete against an opponent of BC’s caliber – and one that shares our Jesuit values – excites generations of Crusaders and creates an atmosphere that energizes our student-athletes, alumni and supporters.”

In addition to these two games, other FBS contests on Holy Cross’ future schedules include meetings with Boston College (Oct. 31, 2020) and Connecticut (Sept. 2, 2021).


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