The Holy Cross football team will play its first home game of the season when it takes on New Hampshire at Fitton Field on Saturday, Sept. 16. The game between the Crusaders and the Wildcats will be televised live by Charter TV3 and the Patriot League Network, and can be heard live on WEEI 1440 AM in Worcester.
Holy Cross senior linebacker Nick McBeath and senior placekicker / punter A.J. Wells have been honored by the Patriot League for their performances in Saturday's 20-0 victory at Bucknell. McBeath was named the Corvias Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week, while Wells was chosen as the Corvias Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week.
Senior tailback Diquan Walker has been named the C&R Tire Crusader of the Week, for competition from Sept. 4-10. Walker rushed 10 times for 72 yards and two touchdowns as the Holy Cross football team defeated Bucknell 20-0 on Saturday.
The Holy Cross defense posted its first shutout since 2015 and allowed only 214 total yards, as the Crusaders recorded a 20-0 victory over Bucknell at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. Holy Cross improves to 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the Patriot League with the win, while the Bison fall to 1-1 on the season and 0-1 in the conference.
Holy Cross senior quarterback Peter Pujals has received the New England Football Writers' Association Gold Helmet, sponsored by the Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation, as the Division I New England Player of the Week for his performance in last Thursday's 27-20 loss to Connecticut. This marks the third time he has received the Gold Helmet in his collegiate career.
The Holy Cross football team will open up Patriot League play when it travels to Bucknell for a 12:00 p.m. contest on Saturday, Sept. 9. The game between the Crusaders and the Bison will be televised live by the Patriot League Network, and can be heard live on WEEI 1440 AM in Worcester.
UConn tailback Nate Hopkins carried the ball 20 times for 130 yards and three touchdowns, to lead the Huskies to a 27-20 victory over the Holy Cross football team at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.
Peter Pujals, the first Holy Cross athlete to serve as a four-year captain, is ready to lead the Crusaders to a winning season in 2017.
The Holy Cross football team will begin its 122nd football season when it travels to Connecticut on Thursday, Aug. 31, for a 7:30 p.m. contest. The game between the Crusaders and the Huskies will be televised live by SportsNet New York, and can be heard live on WEEI 1440 AM in Worcester.
As it heads into the 2017 season, the Holy Cross football team is looking to build a squad which can challenge for the Patriot League title. Despite going just 4-7 last year (2-4 Patriot League), the Crusaders return a number of talented players on both sides of the ball. In addition to 12 returning starters, Holy Cross brings back numerous individuals at key positions who missed all or part of the 2016 campaign due to injury.
Football season will be here before you know it, and the Holy Cross Crusaders will soon be back on the gridiron looking to bring the Patriot League title home to Worcester!
The Friends of Crusader Football Golf Outing and Dinner took place on Monday, July 24, at the Hopkinton Country Club in Hopkinton, Mass. The event featured 135 alumni, family and friends who came out to play golf and show their support for the program.