Holy Cross: Crusaders ready for the national spotlight in NCAA quarterfinals

December 6, 2022

All year long, the question has been how long can Holy Cross keep this special season going as attention on the program grew and the climb up the national rankings continued? After a second round win over UNH at a muddy, windy and rainy Fitton Field on Saturday, the answer may very well be “all the way.” At 12-0, Holy Cross is now just two wins away from playing for…

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Holy Cross: Crusaders remain unbeaten, reach NCAA quarterfinals for first time in 39 years

December 3, 2022

WORCESTER – If you remember the old NFL Films clips of cold, raw, wet, muddy playoff games from the 70’s and 80’s, you’ve got a pretty clear picture of what the NCAA FCS playoff game between UNH and Holy Cross was like on Saturday afternoon. A huge crowd braved the elements to watch the Crusaders continue their special season with a 35-19 win over the Wildcats in the second round…

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FCS Playoff Four Down Preview: UNH Wildcats (9-3) @ No. 8 Holy Cross Crusaders (11-0)

December 3, 2022

Image courtesy of ESPN Kickoff: It’s an all-New England showdown in the second round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday when New Hampshire visits Holy Cross for what could be an epic day. UNH is riding high off a CAA title and a win over the Crusaders’ Patriot League rival Fordham in the first round last weekend. The eighth-seeded Holy Cross squad enjoyed a bye week during the first round…

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Holy Cross: Crusaders ready for playoff showdown with UNH after bye week

November 29, 2022

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Athletics While UNH had to grind out a shootout victory over Fordham in the first round of the FCS playoffs a week ago, Holy Cross had the luxury of sitting back and watching the game unfold during its well-earned bye week. With so many fifth-year guys and guys that have helped build the program into what it is now, these bye weeks also provide a…

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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: 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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Holy Cross: One win from first undefeated regular season since 1991, Crusaders prepare for stiff road test & delicate balancing act

November 16, 2022

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Athletics It feels like we were just talking about the prospect of Holy Cross having a special season during training camp. Well, ranked in the top five in the country and sitting at 10-0, it’s hard to believe that the regular season will be over after this weekend for every FCS school. The Crusaders are one win away from having the program’s first unbeaten regular…

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Holy Cross: No. 5/6 Crusaders stay unbeaten with tough win over Bryant; Ng makes history

November 13, 2022

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Football 10 down, one to go. The last time Holy Cross finished a regular season unbeaten was 1991. After a tough 36-29 win over a scrappy Bryant team, the Crusaders one win away from changing that. At 10-0, the No. 5/6 Holy Cross program has continued to show it can win any type of game. Saturday was sloppy by HC standards, but it never felt…

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Holy Cross: Despite already being in the playoffs, Crusaders still have plenty to play for

November 8, 2022

If you thought the Holy Cross program would start resting guys or taking its collective foot off the gas now that its clinched a fourth straight Patriot League title, you haven’t been paying close attention. Despite having another FCS playoff berth locked up, the No. 6 Crusaders still have plenty to play for in the final two games against Bryant and Georgetown. With the top eight seeds of the 24-team…

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