NEW YORK -- Michael Nebrich rushed for three touchdowns and passed for a fourth, and starting quarterback Ryan Higgins ran for one score and passed for another as Fordham crushed Lock Haven 55-0 Thursday night. It was the 750th win in school history, making Fordham the 15th Division I school to reach that milestone and the fifth Football Championship Subdivision team to do so.
It also made Rams head coach Joe Moorhead an easy winner in his coaching debut.
Fordham dominated Lock Haven. The Division II Bald Eagles trailed 21-0 after the first quarter and managed only 126 yards total offense to Fordham's 530. The Rams were perfectly balanced offensively, with 265 yards passing and another 265 on the ground.
Carlton Koonce ran for 146 yards as Fordham outrushed Lock Haven 265-49. Greg Wilson had two scoring catches for the Rams, including a 17-yarder from Higgins for a 28-0 halftime lead.
Greg Wilson 17 Yd Pass From Ryan Higgins (Patrick Murray Kick)
Patrick Murray 52 Yd
Greg Wilson 13 Yd Pass From Michael Nebrich (Patrick Murray Kick)
Patrick Murray 20 Yd
Michael Nebrich 4 Yd Run (Patrick Murray Kick)
Jared Crayton 2 Yd Run (Patrick Murray Kick)
Two long losing streaks in NCAA football were extended on Thursday night.
FCS school Northern Colorado lost at Utah, 41-0. The Bears have now lost their last 12 games, which ties them with Charleston Southern for the longest active losing streak at the NCAA Division I level by either an FBS or FCS team (Kansas & Tulane have the longest active losing streaks among FBS schools at 10).
Meanwhile, Division II Lock Haven (PA) lost its season opener on Thursday, falling 55-0 at FCS opponent Fordham. The Bald Eagles have the longest active losing streak of any NCAA football team at any level (FBS, FCS, Division II, Division III), having lost 43 straight games. Lock Haven last won a game on November 10, 2007, winning at Clarion (PA), 17-10.