Oct. 3, 2005
WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior cornerback Casey Gough (Hinsdale, Ill.) has been named the Holiday Inn Express Crusader of the Week, for competition from September 26-October 2. Gough had an outstanding game on Saturday, as the Holy Cross football team posted a 22-19 victory at Yale.
In the Yale game, Gough recorded a career-high 11 tackles, including 10 solo stops, with two tackles for loss, an interception and a safety. At the 2:51 mark of the first quarter, he posted a six-yard tackle for loss in the end zone for a safety, giving Holy Cross a 5-0 lead. Gough later intercepted a pass at the Holy Cross 38-yard line to halt a Yale drive in the third quarter. He also blocked an extra point with 10:09 remaining in the fourth quarter, allowing Holy Cross to keep a two-possession lead at 15-6.
Through five games on the year, Gough leads the team with three interceptions and 53 interception return yards. He also ranks third on the squad with 28 tackles, including 26 solo stops, and has one pass breakup.
Holy Cross (3-2 overall, 1-0 Patriot League) returns to action this Saturday, Oct. 8, when it travels to Lehigh (3-1 overall, 0-0 Patriot League) for a 1:00 p.m. game.