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Football Downed By Colgate

Holy Cross Athletics   10-21-2017
Stat Comparison
Category C HC
Points 45 7
First Downs 20 15
Rushing Yards 197 97
Passing Yards 222 174
Total Offense 419 271
Turnovers 1 4
Penalties-Yards 6-55 4-22
3rd Downs 4-11 4-12
Time of Possession 33:52 26:08
Full Statistics

WORCESTER, Mass. – Colgate quarterback Grant Breneman accounted for 258 yards of total offense and four touchdowns to lead the Raiders to a 45-7 victory over the Holy Cross football team at Fitton Field. The Crusaders fall to 2-6 overall and 1-2 in the Patriot League with the loss, while Colgate improves to 4-4 on the season and 2-1 in the conference.

Colgate opened the scoring with a 12-yard touchdown pass from Breneman to Nick Diaco in the first quarter, before Holy Cross tied the game at 7-7 on a seven-yard scoring strike from senior quarterback Peter Pujals to senior wide out Andre Harton. The Raiders then used a 26-yard field goal by Chris Puzzi and a one-yard touchdown run by James Holland to take a 17-7 halftime lead.

Colgate scored two early third quarter touchdowns to take a commanding 31-7 lead, with a 24-yard interception return by Dillon DeIullis and a 59-yard pass from Breneman to Thomas Ives. A pair of touchdown runs by Breneman then concluded the scoring.



  • Following the game, senior linebacker Nick McBeath was selected as the Man of the Match presented by the United States Marines.
  • McBeath finished the afternoon with a game-high 18 total tackles
  • Junior defensive end Teddy Capsis earned the SERVPRO of South Worcester In the Trenches Lineman of the Game award.
  • Capsis totaled three tackles with one quarterback sack.



  • Colgate finished with 419 yards of total offense on the day, while Holy Cross recorded 271 total yards.
  • The Raiders also forced four turnovers on the day, while giving the ball away only once.
  • Junior wide receiver Martin Dorsey caught a game-high seven passes for 52 yards.



  • McBeath tied his career high for tackles with 18.
  • Dorsey matched his career best for receptions with seven.



  • Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 28, when it plays host to Georgetown at 1:05 p.m. as part of Family Weekend.



  • Tickets for Holy Cross football 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!