Holy Cross: Chesney wins Patriot League COTY; Crusaders get 18 All-Patriot League selections

November 22, 2022

Image courtesy of @HCrossFB The list continues to grow. Holy Cross has racked up awards and national recognition all year long, but on Tuesday the list grew exponentially as Bob Chesney and the rest of the program enjoy a well-earned bye week before hosting a second round FCS playoff game at Fitton Field on December 3. The team earned a ridiculous 18 All-Patriot League selections for the 2022 season while…

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College: New Hampshire preparing for postseason clash against Fordham

November 22, 2022

Image courtesy of UNH_Football After winning a thriller over rival Maine to lock up a share of the CAA title, UNH will host a first round FCS playoff game against Fordham this Saturday. On Monday, head coach Ricky Santos spoke about the victory over the Black Bears and getting ready for a tough matchup against the Rams. The winner of that game gets a date with the No. 8 seed…

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College: Week 12 Top 16 Poll

November 22, 2022

The final weekend of the regular season features a UNH playoff game and the season finales for Boston College and UMass. Here is our final poll for the regular season. 1. Holy Cross (11-0): The Crusaders took care of Georgetown and completed their first undefeated season since 1991. They have a first round bye in the FCS playoffs. 2. UNH (8-3): Wildcats bring the Brice Cowell Musket home after a…

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College: Holy Cross, UNH playoff matchups set after FCS selection show

November 20, 2022

Image courtesy of NCAA_FCS After finishing off the first undefeated season for the program since 1991 on Sunday, Holy Cross learned it will be the No. 8 seed in the FCS playoffs during the ESPn selection show on Sunday. The Crusaders will be off next weekend before hosting a playoff game for just the second time in school history the first weekend of December. Last year, the Crusaders hosted a…

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Holy Cross: Crusaders leave no doubt with blowout over Georgetown, clinching first unbeaten season since 1991

November 19, 2022

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Athletics All year long, Holy Cross head coach Bob Chesney was always looking forward, never back. The Crusaders followed their coach week in and week out, quickly turning the page after each win. On Saturday afternoon, Holy Cross could finally stop to smell the roses a bit before the second season begins thanks to a 47-10 beatdown of Georgetown. The No. 6 Crusaders finish the…

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NEWFTBJ Staff Picks for Week 11

November 18, 2022

its Week 11 in the football world. There are championship games and playoff games this weekend in high school football. College football is winding down with some big rivalry games and finally, the Patriots are back off a bye this weekend when they host the Jets. Here are our picks for this weekend. Jets at Patriots  John: The Patriots domination of the Jets continues. Both teams have had two weeks…

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New England College Football schedule – Week 11

November 17, 2022

It’s officially the last week of the season for our local FCS teams and the Ivy League programs and there is a LOT on the line across New England. Let’s get right to it: SATURDAY Yale @ Harvard (Noon) – The Game has quite a bit of significance this year. Not that it doesn’t every year, but Harvard and Yale both can clinch a share of the Ivy League title…

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College: Week 11 Top 16 Poll

November 16, 2022

Several programs conclude their seasons this weekend and there is still plenty on the line for programs such as UNH, Holy Cross, URI, UConn, Merrimack and Yale. Let’s see who moved up and down in this week’s poll. 1. Holy Cross (10-0): Crusaders had their hands full with Bryant. They look to complete an undefeated season and secure a bye when they visit Georgetown this weekend. 2. Merrimack (7-2): Merrimack…

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College: Yale upsets Princeton to set up potentially chaotic final weekend of the season

November 13, 2022

Image courtesy Yale Athletics By Jake Klein, NEFJ Correspondent NEW HAVEN – Yale’s chances of forcing a three-way tie for the Ivy League title got a lot better Saturday. When Blake Stenstrom’s fourth quarter pass sailed through the back of the end zone, out of the reach of Dylan Classi, Tony Reno’s team bested Princeton 24-20 and earned its fifth Ivy League win of the season. “That was big,” Reno…

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College: With CAA title hopes in the balance, UNH outlasts URI in instant classic

November 12, 2022

Image courtesy of UNH Football By Ryan Barry NEFJ Correspondent DURHAM –  The backdrop of a warmer than usual Wildcat Stadium was the setting for a thrilling 31-28 win for UNH. With 17 seconds to play in the fourth quarter trailing by four, Wildcat sophomore quarterback Max Brosmer (31/43, 316 YDS, 2 TDS) delivered a 26 yard dime to freshman DJ Linkins (1 REC, 26 YDS, 1 TD) to ice…

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