Scores

Final

Fordham 31

(2-3, 0-0 Patriot)

Holy Cross 36

(2-3, 0-1 Patriot)

1:00 PM ET, October 2, 2010

Fitton Field, Worcester, MA

1 2 3 4 T
FOR 14 7 3 731
HC 7 16 7 636

Top Performers

Passing: B. Wayne (FOR) - 242 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: B. Wayne (FOR) - 20 CAR, 108 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: S. Skelton (FOR) - 7 REC, 69 YDS, 2 TD

Holy Cross 36, Fordham 31

Associated Press

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Ryan Taggart threw for a touchdown and ran for another as Holy Cross racked up 500 yards on offense to beat Fordham 36-31 on Saturday.

Taggart's first score came in the first quarter on a 1-yard run to give the Crusaders a 7-0 lead.

Fordham quarterback Blake Wayne then threw a 6-yard touchdown pass and ran one in from 11 yards out to put the Rams (2-3, 0-1 Patriot League) on top 14-7.

Holy Cross (2-3, 1-1) answered with a 41-yard field goal from Rob Dornfried, a 26-yard touchdown reception by Bill Edger and a 17-yard scoring run from Sam Auffant to retake the lead 23-14.

Leading 30-24 early in the fourth quarter, Taggart threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Alex Schneider to give Holy Cross a 36-24 advantage after Dornfried missed the extra point.

Taggart ended with 289 yards passing and 75 more on the ground.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FOR
HC
1st Downs2232
Total Yards411500
Passing242327
Rushing169173
Penalties2-2510-90
3rd Down Conversions10-1713-18
4th Down Conversions1-41-1
Turnovers11
Possession27:3532:25

Passing Leaders

FordhamC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wayne19/302428.120
Holy CrossC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Taggart27/372897.810

Rushing Leaders

FordhamCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wayne201085.4116
Martin15342.307
Holy CrossCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taggart12756.3111
Auffant11514.6117

Receiving Leaders

FordhamRECYDSAVGTDLG
Caldwell711917.0042
Skelton7699.9220
Holy CrossRECYDSAVGTDLG
Edger89311.6126
Mistretta58216.4025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFORHC
TD09:04Ryan Taggart 1 Yd Run (Rob Dornfried Kick) 07
TD05:41Stephen Skelton 6 Yd Pass From Blake Wayne (Patrick Murray Kick) 77
TD03:29Blake Wayne 11 Yd Run (Patrick Murray Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERFORHC
FG14:51Rob Dornfried 41 Yd 1410
TD10:13Bill Edger 26 Yd Pass From Kevin Watson (Rob Dornfried Kick) 1417
TD01:41Sam Auffant 17 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 1423
TD00:11Stephen Skelton 7 Yd Pass From Blake Wayne (Patrick Murray Kick) 2123
THIRD QUARTERFORHC
TD08:08Eddie Houghton 1 Yd Run (Rob Dornfried Kick) 2130
FG03:34Patrick Murray 39 Yd 2430
FOURTH QUARTERFORHC
TD10:05Alex Schneider 11 Yd Pass From Ryan Taggart (Pat Failed) 2436
TD03:59Carlton Koonce 6 Yd Run (Patrick Murray Kick) 3136