Harvard: Crimson roll to a 38-13 win over No. 24 Holy Cross, spoiling the Crusaders’ homecoming weekend

October 3, 2021

WORCESTER – The Harvard football team wasn’t planning on going to Worcester just to help Holy Cross celebrate homecoming on Saturday afternoon, the Crimson were coming to completely spoil the party. That’s exactly what they did too, blowing out the Crusaders 38-13 at Fitton Field, upsetting the 24th-ranked team in the country in the process on what was an absolutely perfect fall afternoon. Harvard (3-0) got contributions in all three…

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Holy Cross: Crusaders roll in second straight win 45-15 over No. 20 Monmouth

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September 26, 2021

If the Yale victory didn’t impress you or the FCS voters, this one should have. Holy Cross traveled to West Long Branch, New Jersey for a matchup with No. 20 Monmouth on Saturday and absolutely eviscerated the Hawks 45-15 in their home opener for a second straight win. It appears the Merrimack loss was in fact a wake up call for the Crusaders (3-1) and unsurprisingly, head coach Bob Chesney…

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Holy Cross: Crusaders get huge bounce-back win, beating Yale 20-17

September 19, 2021

So much for the demise of Holy Cross. After beating Uconn and hopping into the national FCS rankings, the Crusaders took a huge step back with a loss to Merrimack last week and everyone was quickly jumping off the bandwagon. In typical Bob Chesney fashion, he had his team ready to go when Holy Cross made a trip to the Yale Bowl on Saturday as the Bulldogs were seemingly opening…

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Holy Cross: Crusaders upset UConn to pick up their first FBS win in 19 years

September 4, 2021

Three years ago, Holy Cross hired Bob Chesney to return the football program to prominence. The administration did not place a timetable on when the program needed to be contending by but if they did, I am not sure they thought the program would reach that level so soon. The Crusaders have won back to back Patriot League titles but the program lacked that signature regular season win. Holy Cross…

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Holy Cross preview: Holy Cross Crusaders (0-0) at UCONN Huskies (0-1)

September 4, 2021

LIne: UConn -3 (O/U 51) Opening kickoff: The Crusaders will look to start their season with a bang when they visit the Huskies in their season opener. UConn opened last week and got blown out, but Holy Cross hasn’t beaten an FBS team since winning against Army in 2002. The Crusaders are favored to win the Patriot League for a third straight year while expectations are still low in Connecticut….

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Holy Cross: Crusaders in a good position to three-peat as Patriot League champs heading into 2021

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September 3, 2021

Perhaps more so than any other college program in the area, Holy Cross gets overlooked far too much. A legitimate FCS contender every season now under head coach Bob Chesney, the Crusaders will hit the field at UConn on Saturday looking to open the season with a little bit of history. Holy Cross hasn’t beaten an FBS team since winning on the road at Army in 2002. It would be…

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Holy Cross: Crusaders embracing expectations as two-time defending Patriot League champions

August 10, 2021

WORCESTER – After winning a second straight Patriot League title in a season unlike any other, the Crusaders are well aware of the expectations and target on their back this season. On Tuesday morning, the team met with the media, posed for a team photo in the historic Fitton Field stands and then took positional group photos and tossed footballs around on the pristine grass. There was a 10-year olds…

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College: Extra year of eligibility will challenge local D1 programs

June 3, 2021

When the NCAA granted all Fall athletes an extra year of eligibility, it was met with wide spread support and universal applause. What the NCAA didn’t take into account however is the affect it would have on programs and the coaches running those programs. It created a whole new set of challenges for coaches in terms of recruiting and roster management. It is hard enough to be a coach in…

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College: Holy Cross will play at brand new Polar Park in 2021

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May 18, 2021

The good times keep on rolling for head coach Bob Chesney and the Holy Cross football program. On Monday afternoon, Holy Cross and the Worcester Red Sox announced that the Crusaders will host Colgate at Polar Park on October 23. The game will kick off at 6 P.M. and presumably be a big one within the Patriot League. These games in different venues have become much more common and have…

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College: Closing the book on a memorable season for Holy Cross

April 28, 2021

When folks discuss the history of Holy Cross football, the 2020-2021 season should be remembered fondly. The Crusaders ultimately lost in their second playoff game since 2009 after going unbeaten in a shortened regular season, but showed schools and potential recruits nationwide how committed head coach Bob Chesney, his staff and the players are to winning. A second straight Patriot League title and zero Covid pauses within the program (all…

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