Crusaders Head South To Face Georgetown
The Holy Cross football team heads south this week, when it travels to Georgetown for a 1:00 p.m. contest on Saturday, Nov. 5. The game between the Crusaders and the Hoyas will be shown live on the Patriot League Network, and can be heard on WEEI 1440 AM in Worcester.
Holy Cross owns an overall record of 3-6 on the year, with a 1-3 mark in the Patriot League. The Crusaders have lost two straight and three of their last four games, but their one victory during that span was a 27-17 triumph over No. 20 Harvard.
Holy Cross has used three different starting quarterbacks this season, but has still managed to average 24.9 points and 356.2 yards of total offense per game. Senior wide out Jake Wieczorek currently leads the team with 51 receptions for 661 yards and five touchdowns, while totaling 1,471 all-purpose yards. Sophomore wide out Richie DeNicola has added 46 catches for 450 yards and three scores, and senior wide out Brendan Flaherty has totaled 40 receptions for 310 yards and four touchdowns.
On the defensive side of the ball, junior linebacker Nick McBeath leads the team with 82 tackles and seven tackles for loss, while senior linebacker Kyle Young has added 74 tackles, five tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. Senior defensive end Dewayne Cameron has recorded 45 tackles with seven quarterback sacks and 12 tackles for loss, and senior defensive end Ryan Smith has totaled 31 tackles with nine quarterback sacks and one fumble recovery.
Georgetown currently stands 3-5 on the season with an 0-3 mark in Patriot League play. The Hoyas are currently on a five-game losing streak, and have been outscored 69-20 over the course of their last three games.
Junior tailback Alex Valles has led Georgetown by rushing for 384 yards and a touchdown on 76 carries, in addition to catching eight passes for 44 yards. Junior wide out Justin Harrell is also having a solid season, leading the team with 41 receptions for 292 yards and two scores. Defensively, sophomore linebacker J’Von Butler has totaled 64 tackles with five tackles for loss, an interception and three pass breakups. Senior linebacker Leo Loughrey has added 61 tackles and three pass breakups, while junior free safety David Akere has recorded 60 tackles, two forced fumbles and five pass breakups.
“Like us, Georgetown has had injuries at some key spots, but they have shown the ability move the ball well and play great defense,” said Holy Cross head coach Tom Gilmore. “We need to get back on track in practice and execute much better this week in order to earn a victory.”
After the contest at Georgetown, Holy Cross will conclude the 2016 season by facing Fordham for the Ram-Crusader Cup at iconic Yankee Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 12.
On Nov. 12, Holy Cross will face Fordham for the Ram-Crusader Cup at iconic Yankee Stadium. Order your tickets today by calling 1-844-GOCROSS or by visiting GoHolyCross.com/tickets. Make sure you don’t miss out on this historic event!
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