Football Heads To Yale On Saturday
The Holy Cross football team hits the road this weekend, heading to Yale for a 1:00 p.m. contest on Saturday, Oct. 14. The game between the Crusaders and the Bulldogs will be shown on the Ivy League Network, and can be heard live on WEEI 1440 AM in Worcester.
Holy Cross stands 2-4 overall this year with a 1-1 mark in the Patriot League. The Crusaders own victories over No. 9 New Hampshire (51-26) and Bucknell (20-0), while falling to Connecticut (27-20), Dartmouth (27-26 in overtime), Monmouth (48-36) and Lafayette (10-7). Holy Cross currently ranks 12th in the nation in passing offense (304.2 yards per game), 14th in kickoff coverage (17.0 yards per return) and 17th in third down conversion defense (31.0 percent).
Senior quarterback Peter Pujals has led the Crusader offense by completing 157 of 285 passes for 1,825 yards and 12 touchdowns. Senior wide out Blaise Bell has posted 34 receptions for 437 yards and five scores, while junior wide receiver Martin Dorsey has caught 22 passes for 353 yards and two touchdowns. Senior tailback Gabe Guild leads the Holy Cross ground game with 244 yards on 49 carries.
On the defensive side of the ball, junior linebacker Ryan Brady leads the team with 67 tackles, three sacks and eight tackles for loss. Senior linebacker Nick McBeath has added 60 tackles, three sacks, nine tackles for loss, two interceptions and a fumble recovery, while senior defensive tackle Jack Kutschke has recorded 31 tackles, three sacks, 10 tackles for loss and two pass breakups.
Yale currently stands 3-1 overall this season with a 1-1 mark in the Ivy League. The Bulldogs have defeated Lehigh (56-28), Cornell (49-24) and Fordham (41-10), while falling to Dartmouth (28-27).
Freshman tailback Zane Dudek has led Yale by rushing 45 times for 403 yards and five touchdowns, while senior tailback Deshawn Salter has added 376 yards and seven scores on 49 carries. Sophomore quarterback Kurt Rawlings has connected on 72 of 102 passes for 903 yards and nine touchdowns with four interceptions, and senior wide out Christopher Williams-Lopez has totaled 25 receptions for 348 yards and two scores. Defensively, senior free safety Hayden Carlson has a team-best 28 tackles with an interception and two pass breakups. Senior cornerback Spencer Rymiszewski is also enjoying a strong season with 21 tackles and four pass breakups.
“This is definitely one of the best Yale teams I have ever seen,” said Holy Cross head coach Tom Gilmore. “They have great talent and depth, and have been playing very well this year. We expect this week’s game to be a huge challenge for us.”
After the contest with Yale, Holy Cross returns home to face Colgate on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 12:05 p.m.
Tickets for the 2017 Holy Cross football season are available by calling 1-844-GOCROSS or by visiting GoHolyCross.com/tickets. Order your tickets today, to make sure you don’t miss out on a minute of the action!