Scores

Final

Colgate 7

(1-1, 0-1 Patriot)

Holy Cross 37

(1-1, 1-0 Patriot)

1:00 PM ET, September 10, 2011

Fitton Field, Worcester, MA

1 2 3 4 T
COLG 0 0 0 77
HC 9 7 14 737

Top Performers

Passing: R. Taggart (HC) - 223 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: N. Eachus (COLG) - 25 CAR, 96 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Toulouse (HC) - 3 REC, 74 YDS, 1 TD

Ryan Taggart powers Holy Cross to easy win over Colgate

Associated Press

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Ryan Taggart threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another score, leading Holy Cross in an easy win over Colgate in the Patriot League opener for both teams on Saturday.

Taggart finished 13 for 16 passing with 223 yards and added 14 yards on three carries for the Crusaders (1-1, 1-0 Patriot League), who won their sixth conference opener in seven seasons.

The Holy Cross quarterback threw a 15-yard touchdown to Charles McCall in the first quarter to help make up a 16-0 halftime lead. Taggart also had a 19-yard connection with Kyle Toulouse and a 1-yard rushing score for the only two touchdowns in the third, giving Holy Cross a 30-0 advantage going into the final quarter.

Nate Eachus scored on a 1-yard run for the game's final score, helping Colgate (1-1, 0-1) avoid the shutout. Eachus gained 96 yards on 25 carries for the Raiders.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
COLG
HC
1st Downs1920
Total Yards319403
Passing125223
Rushing194180
Penalties3-251-15
3rd Down Conversions6-144-7
4th Down Conversions1-51-1
Turnovers11
Possession33:1226:48

Passing Leaders

ColgateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McCarney16/261254.801
Holy CrossC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Taggart13/1622313.920

Rushing Leaders

ColgateCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCarney16976.1048
Eachus25963.8113
Holy CrossCARYDSAVGTDLG
Woods15604.0011
Houghton55811.6033

Receiving Leaders

ColgateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cason9707.8019
Looney33010.0015
Holy CrossRECYDSAVGTDLG
Toulouse37424.7153
Stanley24522.5031

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCOLGHC
FG06:59John Macomber 32 Yd 03
TD02:58Charles McCall 15 Yd Pass From Ryan Taggart (Pat Failed) 09
SECOND QUARTERCOLGHC
TD07:54Nick Mercurio 8 Yd Run (John Macomber Kick) 016
THIRD QUARTERCOLGHC
TD10:10Kyle Toulouse 19 Yd Pass From Ryan Taggart (John Macomber Kick) 023
TD01:33Ryan Taggart 1 Yd Run (John Macomber Kick) 030
FOURTH QUARTERCOLGHC
TD14:27Jimmy Thomas 60 Yd Interception Return (John Macomber Kick) 037
TD09:54Nate Eachus 1 Yd Run (Joe Uglietto Kick) 737