PATRIOT LEAGUE FOOTBALL REPORT: WEEK 11
Patriot League’s Maria Trivelpiece covers Holy Cross’ Week 10 win to clinch her fourth straight League title. She highlights Fordham’s victory over Bucknell and senior quarterback Tim DeMorat’s rise in the Patriot League record books before discussing five receivers in the League who rank among the best in the FCS this season.
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MUSIC AND MEDITATION HELP HOLY CROSS OLIVER STAY TRUE
Trivelpiece features Holy Cross senior running back Peter Oliver and how starting to play the violin as a third grader served as a soothing outlet for the 2021 Patriot League Athlete-Scholar of the Year, who is considered a perfectionist by those close to him.
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DEMORAT AND SLUKA IN TOP FIVE QB FCS
Fordham senior quarterback Tim DeMorat slipped to second in Stan Becton’s weekly FCS quarterback rankings. DeMorat threw for 346 yards and five touchdowns in a 59-17 win over Bucknell on Saturday. Holy Cross junior quarterback Matthew Sluka ranked No. 5 after helping the Crusaders clinch at least a share of their fourth consecutive Patriot League title and an automatic spot in the FCS playoffs at a victory against Lehigh.
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CRUSADERS AND RAMS FEATURED IN CBS SPORTS FCS POWER RANKINGS
Holy Cross remains No. 5 in this week’s FCS Power rankings on CBSSports.com, with Fordham at No. 18. to make a deep playoff run. He notes that Fordham are “a legitimate team with a great manager” and “they should be a general offer regardless”.
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SIT WITH SGAR
In this week Sit with Sgar, Jeremy Huber and Georgetown head football coach Rob Sgarlata talk about grad student wide receiver Joshua Tomas’ work ethic and his historic Hilltop career. They also recap GU’s match against Saint Francis and look forward to their next match with Bucknell. Senior offensive lineman Sam Telesa joins Huber and Sgarlata to talk about the Baker’s Scholars program in Georgetown.
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FOCUS FOR HOLY CROSS FOOTBALL TURNS TO EVEN HIGHER GOALS
After clinching at least a share of the Patriot League title and their fourth straight berth in the FCS playoffs, Holy Cross is turning its attention to larger team goals that have been voiced by Crusaders student-athletes ever since. the training camp. The Telegram and the Gazette Jennifer Toland talks to head coach Bob Chesney and some upper class members of Holy Cross about what’s next.
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LSN BEHIND THE MIC
Lafayette Sports Network’s Gary Laubach and Mike Joseph preview the upcoming game between the Leopards’ top-ranked defense and Fordham’s top-ranked offense. They look at the Rams offense’s ability to win through the air and on the ground while converting third downs at a high rate before discussing a Lafayette defense that includes multiple All-League selections Malik Hamm and Marco Olivas. In Joseph’s Weekly Inside the caucus feature, he breaks down the keys to generating a strong pass rush against the best passing attack in the land.
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HELLO AMERICAN VETERANS WHO PLAY FCS COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Craig Haley of Stats Perform lists college football players at the FCS level who served in the US military to celebrate Veterans Day. Fordham junior offensive lineman Thomas Fischbach, who served four years in the United States Marine Corps as a C-130 crew chief at the rank of corporal, is among six honored for their service .
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COLGATE RAIDERS (3-6, 2-2 PL) AT LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS (1-8, 1-3 PL)
Goodman Stadium/Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Noon (ESPN+)
BROADCAST (ESPN+): PxP – Matt Kerr; Analyst – Mike Yadush
RADIO BROADCAST (Fox Sports Radio 97.4 FM and 1230 AM/LVFoxSports.com): PxP – Tom Fallon; Analysts – Jim Guzzo, Matt Markus
Series history: Lehigh and Colgate meet for the 60th time, with the Raiders holding a 31-26-2 lead. The Mountain Hawks have won seven of the last 11 games, although the Raiders have won two of the last three.
Last met: (September 25, 2021) – At Colgate 30, Lehigh 3 – Colgate QB Grant Breneman passed for 169 yards, a touchdown and rushed for 119 yards and another score to lead the Raiders to a 30-3 victory on Lehigh at Andy Kerr Stadium. LB Trevor Thompson finished with nine tackles and 1.0 TFL for a Colgate defense that limited Lehigh to 101 total yards. PK Dylan Van Dusen had a 32-yard field goal for the Mountain Hawks’ only points of the afternoon.
NOTES: COLGATE | THE TOP
BRYANT BULLDOGS (3-6, Big South) AT NO. 6/5 CROSSED SAINTE-CROIX (9-0, 5-0 PL)
Fitton Field/Worcester, Mass Noon (ESPN+)
BROADCAST (ESPN+): PxP – Kevin Gehl; Analyst – Kevin Shea; Sideline – Andy Lacombe
Series history: Holy Cross and Bryant will meet for the third time in series history, with the Crusaders and Bulldogs splitting the first two meetings. Both teams won their home games by one point, with Holy Cross edging Bryant at Fitton Field, 34-33, in 2015. The Bulldogs won the 2013 season opener, 17-16.
Last Meeting: (October 31, 2015) – At Holy Cross 34, Bryant 33 – WR Brendan Flaherty had 13 catches for 141 yards and a touchdown reception, plus a touchdown to lead Holy Cross to a 34-33 victory on Bryant. QB Peter Pujals finished with 361 total rushing yards and two touchdowns, while WR Kalif Raymond added seven catches for 82 yards and a score in the win. DL Dewayne Cameron finished with six tackles, 3.0 TFL and 2.0 sacks.
NOTE: HOLY CROSS
BUCKNELL BISON (1-8, 1-4 PL) AT GEORGETOWN HOYAS (2-7, 1-3 PL)
Christy Mathewson – Memorial Stadium/Lewisburg, PA 12:30 p.m. (ESPN+)
BROADCAST (ESPN+): PxP – Jeremy Huber; Analysts – Lynnell Willingham
RADIO BROADCAST (WVLY 100.9 The Valley): PxP – Doug Birdsong; Analyst – Kevin Herr
Series history: Georgetown and Bucknell meet for the 34th time in series history, with the Bisons holding a 19-13-1 advantage, including wins in seven of the past 11 meetings. The Hoyas and Bison first met in 1904 in a 12-0 win for GU.
Last meeting: (October 23, 2021) – Georgetown 29, at Bucknell 21 – QB Pierce Holley and RB Herman Moultrie III rushed for touchdowns in the fourth quarter to lead Georgetown to a 29-21 win over Bucknell at Christy Mathewson – Memorial Stadium . Holley threw for 251 yards and a touchdown, while Moultrie rushed for 84 yards and another score. WR Cameron Crayton added six catches for 136 yards and a touchdown for GU. Bucknell WR Dominic Lyles caught five passes for 110 yards and three touchdown receptions to lead the Bison.
NOTES: BUCKNELL | GEORGETOWN
LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS (3-6, 2-2 PL) AT NO. 18/24 FORDHAM RAMS (7-2, 3-1 PL)
Jack Coffey Field/Bronx, NY 1 p.m. (ESPN+)
BROADCAST (ESPN+): PxP – Drew Casey; Analyst – Grant DelVecchio
RADIO BROADCAST (WFUVSports.org/90.7 FM): PxP – Andrew Gullotta; Analyst – Danny Scott
Series history: Fordham and Lafayette play for the 40th time in series history on Saturday. Lafayette holds a 25-13-1 advantage over the Rams in a series that began in 1903. The Leopards had won three straight games against the Rams until Fordham’s 42-41 victory at Fisher Stadium in 2021.
Last meeting: (October 2, 2021) – Fordham 42, at Lafayette 41 – QB Tim DeMorat rushed for a two-yard touchdown with 28 seconds left in the fourth quarter to lift Fordham to a 42-41 victory over Lafayette at the Fisher Stadium. DeMorat threw for 305 yards and a touchdown, while RB Trey Sneed rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Rams offense. LB James Conway posted a team-high 14 tackles, while LB Ryan Greenhagen had nine tackles and 1.0 sacks. Lafayette QB Ah-Shaun Davis threw for 354 yards, two touchdowns and rushed for a third score. WRs Julius Young and KJ Rogers had 123 and 114 receiving yards, respectively. LB Billy Shaeffer had 12 tackles and 1.0 TFL, and DL Malik Hamm had nine tackles, 2.0 TFL and a sack.
REMARKS: LAFAYETTE | FORDHAM
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