Scores

Final

Holy Cross 30

(3-7, 1-2 Patriot)

Fordham 32

(9-0, 0-0 Patriot)

1:00 PM ET, November 2, 2013

Coffey Field, Bronx, NY

1 2 3 4 T
HC 6 17 0 730
FOR 7 7 7 1132

Top Performers

Passing: M. Nebrich (FOR) - 524 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Koonce (FOR) - 28 CAR, 146 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: S. Ajala (FOR) - 12 REC, 189 YDS

Nebrich passes Fordham over Holy Cross 32-30

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Mike Nebrich threw for a school record 524 yards to lead Fordham to a 32-30 come-from-behind win over Holy Cross Saturday.

Trailing 23-14 at the half, Fordham came charging back, amassing 700 total yards, also a school record. The Rams, now 9-0 for the first time in school history, trailed 23-7 in the second quarter, their largest deficit this year. Fordham still had to hold on for the win as Holy Cross (3-7, 1/3 Patriot League), down 32-23, tightened the gap on a Peter Pujals-to-Nate Stanley pass to trail by two, 32-30, with 1:39 remaining. The ensuing onside kick failed.

Sam Ajala was Nebrich's main target, pulling in 12 passes for 189 yards. Tebucky Jones had 6 catches for 120 yards. Carlton Koonce added to the offensive explosion, rushing for 146 yards on 28 carries.

Pujals passed for 238 yards for Holy Cross.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HC
FOR
1st Downs2339
Total Yards427700
Passing238524
Rushing189176
Penalties7-456-45
3rd Down Conversions8-147-12
4th Down Conversions1-12-2
Turnovers13
Possession28:4031:20

Passing Leaders

Holy CrossC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pujals23/382386.331
FordhamC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nebrich39/4952410.711

Rushing Leaders

Holy CrossCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pujals18884.9135
Guild13786.0015
FordhamCARYDSAVGTDLG
Koonce281465.2113
Nebrich10323.2210

Receiving Leaders

Holy CrossRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fess79413.4139
Toulouse46215.5124
FordhamRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ajala1218915.8040
Jones612020.0052

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHCFOR
TD02:46Peter Pujals 5 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 60
TD00:16Carlton Koonce 11 Yd Run (Michael Marando Kick) 67
SECOND QUARTERHCFOR
TD13:21Kyle Toulouse 24 Yd Pass From Peter Pujals (Connor Fitzgerald Kick) 137
FG07:47John Macomber 46 Yd 167
TD02:13Mike Fess 37 Yd Pass From Peter Pujals (Connor Fitzgerald Kick) 237
TD00:12Michael Nebrich 10 Yd Run (Michael Marando Kick) 2314
THIRD QUARTERHCFOR
TD08:01Michael Nebrich 7 Yd Run (Michael Marando Kick) 2321
FOURTH QUARTERHCFOR
TD14:53Brian Wetzel 26 Yd Pass From Michael Nebrich (Dan Light Run For Two-Point Conversion) 2329
FG04:05Michael Marando 39 Yd 2332
TD01:39Nate Stanley 5 Yd Pass From Peter Pujals (Connor Fitzgerald Kick) 3032