The Fordham Rams will hope to open its spring season on Saturday afternoon with a Patriot League battle versus the Holy Cross Crusaders at Fitton Field.
Fordham had its first game of the spring postponed against Bucknell but will have a chance to make a statement with a road win this weekend. Holy Cross opened its spring season two weeks ago with a blowout win versus Lehigh.
Can Fordham take down Holy Cross on the road at Fitton Field on Saturday afternoon
On offense, Fordham is led by preseason All-Conference team quarterback Tim DeMorat, who passed for 2,674 yards with 20 touchdowns and 11 interceptions last season. The 6-foot-4 junior will try to show some progression in his reads after completing just 59.0 percent of his passes last season. The Rams also return 1,000-yard rusher Zach Davis, along with a veteran offensive line, giving them the potential for another strong campaign on the ground.
On defense, the Rams’ strength comes at the second level. Junior linebacker Ryan Greenhagen returns after notching 123 tackles and 18.5 tackles for loss last season. He will be joined in the linebacking corps by Glenn Cunningham, who had 79 tackles and eight tackles for loss a year ago. Last season, Fordham surrendered 32.3 points per game but it should be able to improve upon that mark during the conference-only spring campaign.
Bronx, N.Y. - After a 488-day break, the Fordham University Rams will take to the field again as they open the 2021 spring season by traveling to Worcester, Mass., to take on the College of the Holy Cross Crusaders on Fitton Field in a Patriot League contest on Saturday, March 27, at 1:00 p.m.
The game will be streamed live on ESPN+ with Kevin Gehl (p-b-p) and Rich Fisher (analyst) announcing and broadcast live on WFUV (90.7 FM) and wfuvsports.org with Emmanuel Berbari (p-b-p), Jimmy Sullivan (analyst) handling the announcing chores.
Fordham enters the opener after going 4-8 overall, 2-4 in the Patriot League, in 2019, while Holy Cross, the 2019 Patriot League champions, is 1-0 this year following a 20-3 Patriot League win over Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa., on March 13.
This will be 58th meeting between Fordham and Holy Cross on the gridiron. The Crusaders lead the all-time series, which started in 1902, 30-25-2, including a 49-27 win on Jack Coffey Field in 2019 when Domenic Cozier rushed 19 times for 156 yards and two touchdowns and Connor Degenhardt completed 15 of 29 passes for 154 yards and two scores and he ran for two more. Holy Cross has won the past three meetings, snapping a five-game Fordham winning streak in the series.