Jake Wieczorek
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Jake Wieczorek

Football Edged By Bucknell

Holy Cross Athletics   10-08-2016

THE BASICS:

• Score:  Bucknell 21, Holy Cross 20

• Records: Holy Cross 2-4, 1-1 PL; Bucknell 2-3, 1-0 PL

• Location: Fitton Field, Worcester, Mass.

• The Lead: Bucknell tailback Joey DeFloria rushed 28 times for 149 yards and a touchdown, to lead the Bison to a 21-20 victory over the Holy Cross football team at Fitton Field.

 

MAN OF THE MATCH PRESENTED BY THE UNITED STATES MARINES:

• Following the contest, senior wide receiver Jake Wieczorek was selected as the United States Marines Man of the Match.

• Wieczorek caught three passes for 61 yards and two touchdowns on the afternoon..

• He added 116 yards on six punt returns and 68 yards on four kickoff returns, to finish with 245 all-purpose yards.

Man of the Match 

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

• Senior linebacker Kyle Young finished the day with a game-high 13 tackles.

• Junior linebacker Nick McBeath added eight tackles and a forced fumble.

• Junior quarterback Blaise Bell hit on 11 of 23 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

• Holy Cross opened the scoring at the 6:08-mark of the first quarter on a 24-yard scoring strike from senior wide out Brendan Flaherty to Wieczorek.

• The Crusaders increased their lead to 14-0 early in the second quarter when Bell found Wieczorek for a four-yard touchdown.

• After senior placekicker Zane Wasp drilled a 23-yard field goal to make the score 17-0, DeFloria put the Bison on the board with a one-yard touchdown run.

• Late in the second quarter, McBeath forced a fumble on a punt return, setting up a 32-yard Wasp field goal to make the halftime score 20-7.

• Bucknell held Holy Cross at bay for much of the second half, and used two scoring runs by Chad Freshnock to claim a 21-20 lead.

• The Crusaders would have one more scoring opportunity late in the fourth quarter, but a 42-yard field goal attempt was wide right with 3:38 to go and the Bison held on for the victory.

 

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

• Wieczorek’s 116 punt return yards were the fourth-highest single-game total in school history.

• Flaherty has now attempted two passes in his Holy Cross career, with both of them going for touchdowns.

 

UP NEXT:

• Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 15, when it plays host to Harvard in a 1:05 p.m. game at Fitton Field. At halftime, the seventh class in the Crusader Football Legends Ring of Honor will be inducted.

 

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