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Football hosts Holy Cross on Saturday


Rams continue to play in Patriot League in battle for League unbeaten

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Bronx, NY – The Fordham University Rams continue the 2021 season, Fordham’s 121st college season, by hosting the College of the Holy Cross Crusaders in a Patriot League contest on Jack Coffey Field on Saturday, November 13 at 1:00 p.m. in a game presented by Apple Bank.

The game will air live on ESPN+ with Andrew Bogusch (pbp) and Andrew Posadas (color) announcing and stream live on WFUV (90.7 FM) and wfuvsports.org with Nick DeLuca (pbp) and Andrew Gullotta (color) taking care of ad chores.

Fordham comes into the game 6-3, 4-0 in the Patriot League, coming off a 41-20 Patriot League win at Georgetown last Saturday while Holy Cross is 7-2 on the year, 4-0 in the Patriot League, following a 35-10 win over Lafayette in Worcester, Mass., last week.

This will be the 59th meeting between Fordham and Holy Cross on the gridiron. The Crusaders lead the all-time series, which began in 1902, 31-25-2, including a 34-24 win last spring at Worcester despite Tim DeMorat completing 39 of 56 passes for 440 yards, all career highs, with two touchdowns and Dequece Carter catching eleven passes for 155 yards and a score.

A few notes on the game:

• The match will be the annual Ram-Crusader Cup match.

• The Rams are chasing their first seven-game winning streak since 2014.

• Fordham are also looking to open the Patriot League season 5-0 for the first time since 2014.

• Fordham first-year linebacker James Conway was named GEICO Patriot League Rookie of the Week after the Georgetown game.

• Senior Quarterback Tim DeMorat completed 133 of 207 passes (64.3%) for 1,916 yards and 21 touchdowns in the past six games (all Fordham wins).

• Senior wide receiver Fotis Kokosioulis leads the NCAA FCS in touchdown receptions with 11 this season.

• The scoring 11 catches are tied for fourth most in a season in school history.

• Senior Quarterback Tim DeMorat and senior linebacker Ryan Greenhagen were named Patriot League Preseason Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, respectively.

• With three passing touchdowns last week, Fordham’s senior quarterback Tim DeMorat took his career tally to 63, good for fourth on Fordham’s career list.

• DeMorat also has 666 career passing yards, second on Fordham’s career list, while his 8,007 career passing yards are third best in the school.

• Fordham captains for 2021 are senior defensive backs jesse bramblesenior running back Trey Sneedand senior offensive lineman Nick Zakelj.

• No New York-area college football team has won more games since 2012 than Fordham, which has amassed 64 wins over that span. The closest college competitors are Sacred Heart (58), Stony Brook (57) and Rutgers (42), while the NFL Giants lead New York-area pro teams with 60 wins over the past ten years. and the Jets have 53.