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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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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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: Crusaders remain unbeaten & win fourth straight Patriot League title

November 5, 2022

WORCESTER –  As the final seconds of a 42-14 win over Lehigh ticked down on Saturday afternoon, Holy Cross head coach Bob Chesney was doused with red Gatorade as the sideline jubilantly spilled onto the field. All year long, Chesney has had his team focused on the day-to-day process that would get them back to the FCS playoffs. Well, that box was checked with a remarkable fourth straight Patriot League…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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Holy Cross: No. 9 Crusaders survive scare from Lafayette to remain undefeated

October 22, 2022

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Athletics Well, who saw that one coming? Holy Cross survived a rather stunning scare from Lafayette on Saturday, escaping with a 24-21 win to get to 7-0. The win also sets up a defecto Patriot League title game next Saturday with also unbeaten Fordham. “Definitely not pretty,” said head coach Bob Chesney. “A slow start, and then I thought in the end defensively when they…

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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…

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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…

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