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…


Holy Cross: Crusaders win shootout over Fordham in overtime to remain unbeaten

October 29, 2022

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Athletics By Tony Catalina NEFJ Correspondent WORCESTER – An instant classic took place at Fitton Field on Saturday afternoon. In front of a packed crowd and against one of their biggest threats to a fourth straight Patriot League title, Bob Chesney and his Holy Cross Crusaders pull out trickery in overtime to win 53-52 over Fordham and elevate to 8-0 on the season. “A battle….


Holy Cross Four Down Preview: Fordham Rams (6-1) @ Holy Cross Crusaders (7-0)

October 28, 2022

Image courtesy of ESPN Kickoff: Almost all eyes in the FCS world will be on Fitton Field this Saturday as the No. 15 Rams and No. 8 Crusaders face off in a game that should ultimately determine the Patriot League champion. A four-peat for Holy Cross is on the line as well as their perfect season. First down: It honestly doesn’t get much bigger than this. Fordham and Holy Cross…


Holy Cross: After Lafayette scare, Crusaders looking forward to showdown with Fordham

October 25, 2022

Didn’t Lafayette get the memo? No one is capable of making Holy Cross look mediocre at times and they certainly weren’t supposed to try and ruin the huge Patriot League showdown at Fitton Field this weekend. The Crusaders survived quite a scare from the Leopards last weekend, but at the end of the year, they don’t ask how, just how many. The No. 8 Crusaders remained unbeaten at 7-0 and…


Holy Cross Four Down Preview: Bucknell Bison (0-4) at Holy Cross Crusaders (5-0)

October 7, 2022

Image courtesy of ESPN Kick off: The No. 10 Crusaders host Bucknell in the second EBW Classic at Polar Park in Worcester Saturday afternoon (4 P.M.). The Crusaders are the most entertaining team in New England right now and continue to go about their business with a phenomenal day-at-a-time focus despite the growing attention and accolades. Last year’s game at the home of the WooSox was a 42-10 blowout win…


College: NEFJ & Yolked Strong Game of the Week – No. 10 Holy Cross 30, Harvard 21; Crusaders keep making history

October 1, 2022

CAMBRIDGE – All week long, Holy Cross used the feeling the program had after a 25-point loss to Harvard a year ago as motivation while preparing for a rematch on Saturday. The best matchup on the schedule between New England schools all season did not disappoint, and in the end the Crusaders did what teams with championship aspirations do, they closed out a hard fought win on the road, taking…


Holy Cross four down preview: Holy Cross Crusaders (3-0) @ Colgate Raiders (1-2)

September 23, 2022

Photo – ESPN Kickoff: The No. 13 Crusaders begin Patriot League play with a road game in upstate New York on Saturday afternoon. After somehow dropping a spot in the FCS rankings despite a 3-0 start, Holy cross is looking to make a statement against a Raiders’ team it blew out by 32 points last year. 1st Down: The offense should shine: With Matt Sluka now becoming a thrower as well as…


Holy Cross: No. 12 Crusaders keep it rolling with blowout win over Yale in NEFJ-Yolked Strong Game of the Week

September 17, 2022

WORCESTER – Are you paying attention yet? Something special is brewing in Worcester. Holy Cross moved to 3-0 on Saturday with a dominating 38-14 win over Yale in the Yolked-New England Football Journal College Game of the Week. It was also the home opener for the Crusaders and Matt Sluka put on a show, throwing for 239 yards on 16 completions with two touchdowns and a rushing TD. Peter Oliver(121)…


Holy Cross: After impressive opening win, Crusaders set sights on dangerous FBS opponent

September 6, 2022

After putting up 500 yards of offense, blocking a punt for a safety and turning the football over on defense, it was hard for Holy Cross Bob Chesney to find much wrong with his team’s performance last Friday night. Even after re-watching a game where his team had multiple personal foul calls (among others), Chesney was more forgiving than you’d think as Holy Cross pursues a special season. Life is…


College: No. 16 Holy Cross takes down Merrimack in NEFJ College Game of the Week

September 3, 2022

NORTH ANDOVER – On Friday night, No. 16 Holy Cross was well aware of the danger Merrimack presented in front of a raucous home crowd in the season opener for both teams. A year ago, Merrimack went into Fitton Field and beat Holy Cross, so the Crusaders weren’t going to be caught off guard again. Behind 502 yards of offense, two interceptions and a blocked punt for a safety, Holy…