Scores

Final

Fordham 36

(5-3, 0-0 Patriot)

Holy Cross 32

(1-7, 1-2 Patriot)

1:00 PM ET, October 27, 2012

Fitton Field, Worcester, MA

1 2 3 4 T
FOR 10 13 0 1336
HC 3 7 7 1532

Top Performers

Passing: R. Higgins (FOR) - 407 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: C. Koonce (FOR) - 35 CAR, 176 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: M. Fess (HC) - 8 REC, 139 YDS, 2 TD

Fordham 36, Holy Cross 32

Associated Press

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Carlton Koonce's third touchdown run, a 1-yarder with 11 seconds remaining, lifted Fordham to a 36-32 victory over Holy Cross on Saturday.

The Rams (5-3) began the winning drive at their 22 with 3 minutes, 17 seconds left after the Crusaders (1-7) went ahead 32-29 on Ryan Laughlin's 27-yard run and two-point conversion pass to Gerald Mistretta.

Koonce, who finished with 176 yards on 35 carries, scored to cap a drive that included 10 completions by Ryan Higgins, who was 38-for-56 for 407 yards and a touchdown.

Fordham led 23-10 after Patrick Murray kicked his third field goal on the first half's final play.

Laughlin rallied Holy Cross to a 24-23 lead early in the fourth quarter with scoring passes of 24 and 9 yards to Mike Fess before Koonce's second touchdown run gave the lead back to the Rams.

Fordham's games don't count in the Patriot League standings.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FOR
HC
1st Downs2925
Total Yards569488
Passing407343
Rushing162145
Penalties9-743-15
3rd Down Conversions8-188-15
4th Down Conversions2-20-0
Turnovers03
Possession34:2725:33

Passing Leaders

FordhamC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Higgins38/564077.310
Holy CrossC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Laughlin18/282238.030

Rushing Leaders

FordhamCARYDSAVGTDLG
Koonce351765.0322
Wetzel133.003
Holy CrossCARYDSAVGTDLG
Woods15714.7013
Houghton11393.509

Receiving Leaders

FordhamRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wetzel913014.4129
Light9667.3018
Holy CrossRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fess813917.4256
Murray47418.5024

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFORHC
FG11:50Patrick Murray 36 Yd 30
FG08:37John Macomber 29 Yd 33
TD01:23Brian Wetzel 24 Yd Pass From Ryan Higgins (Patrick Murray Kick) 103
SECOND QUARTERFORHC
TD12:44Carlton Koonce 9 Yd Run (Patrick Murray Kick) 173
TD05:52Gerald Mistretta 30 Yd Pass From Ryan Laughlin (John Macomber Kick) 1710
FG02:57Patrick Murray 45 Yd 2010
FG00:00Patrick Murray 23 Yd 2310
THIRD QUARTERFORHC
TD11:37Mike Fess 24 Yd Pass From Ryan Laughlin (John Macomber Kick) 2317
FOURTH QUARTERFORHC
TD11:06Mike Fess 9 Yd Pass From Ryan Laughlin (John Macomber Kick) 2324
TD04:50Carlton Koonce 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2924
TD03:22Ryan Laughlin 27 Yd Run (Ryan Laughlin Pass To Gerald Mistretta For Two-Point Conversion) 2932
TD00:11Carlton Koonce 1 Yd Run (Patrick Murray Kick) 3632