NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Duchemin scored the profitable factors with a 68-yard interception return and Jacob Dodds led the swarming protection on a two-point conversion cease with 54 seconds left as Holy Cross pulled out a 49-47 win over Fordham on Saturday.
After Duchemin took C.J. Montes’ first interception to the top zone for a 49-41 lead with 5 minutes to play, Montes drove the Rams 79 yards in 4 minutes. Julius Loughridge scored on a 4-yard run however Loughridge was buried after taking a shovel cross from Montes on the conversion try.
Joe Pesansky threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns for Holy Cross, subbing for Matt Sluka, who ran for a Division-I quarterback report 330 yards every week earlier when the Crusaders’ 17-game Patriot League profitable streak ended. His favourite goal was Jalen Coker with 5 receptions for 102 yards and a rating.
Holy Cross (5-3, 3-1 Patriot League) had 466 yards of complete offense as Jordan Fuller ran for 116 yards and two scores on 24 carries. Tyler Purdy had 85 yards on 5 receptions and 30 yards on 5 rushes with TDs dashing and receiving.
Montes was 29-of-36 passing for 410 yards and 4 touchdowns for Fordham (5-3, 1-2). MJ Wright made seven catches for 164 yards and a landing and Garrett Cody had 127 yards and two touchdowns on eight receptions.
With Loughridge piling up 211 yards and three touchdowns on the bottom, the Rams completed with 619 yards however the one interception was the distinction.
A missed additional level on Fordham’s second landing allowed Holy Cross to guide 14-13 after one quarter. The Rams led 34-28 on the half.
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