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Crusaders Fall At Yale

Holy Cross Athletics   10-14-2017
Stat Comparison
Category HC Y
Points 0 32
First Downs 8 23
Rushing Yards 54 136
Passing Yards 89 316
Total Offense 143 452
Turnovers 0 0
Penalties-Yards 4-37 3-20
3rd Downs 5-16 7-17
Time of Possession 22:23 37:37
Full Statistics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale quarterback Kurt Rawlings hit on 27 of 39 passes for 316 yards and two touchdowns, as the Bulldogs posted a 32-0 victory over the Holy Cross football team at the Yale Bowl. The Crusaders fall to 2-5 on the season, while the Bulldogs improve to 4-1 overall.

Yale began the scoring with a 39-yard field goal by Alex Galland on their opening drive of the game. The Bulldogs then used a five-yard scoring strike from Rawlings to Michael Siragusa and a 21-yard Zane Dudek touchdown run to make the score 17-0 midway through the second quarter.

In the final two minutes before halftime, Yale added a safety and a 33-yard touchdown pass from Rawlings to Siragusa to go in front 25-0 at the break. The Bulldogs then concluded the scoring with a 22-yard scoring run by Dudek in the third quarter.



  • Following the game, junior linebacker Ryan Brady was selected as the Man of the Match presented by the United States Marines.
  • Brady finished the afternoon with a game-high nine total tackles
  • Senior defensive end Phil Zobrest earned the SERVPRO of South Worcester In the Trenches Lineman of the Game award.
  • Zobrest totaled four tackles on the afternoon.



  • Yale finished with 452 yards of total offense on the day, while Holy Cross managed just 143 total yards.
  • The Bulldogs also owned a 23-8 advantage in first downs, and held the ball for 37:37.
  • Senior Will McGrail punted 10 times for 377 yards on the afternoon.



  • The Crusaders were shut out for the first time since falling to Harvard 35-0 on Sept. 18, 2004, snapping a streak of 149 consecutive games in which they scored.
  • McGrail’s 377 punting yards were the fourth-most ever by a Holy Cross player in a single game.



  • Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 21, when it plays host to Colgate 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!