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: 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: 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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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: With chance to clinch fourth straight Patriot League title, Crusaders moving on from thriller over Fordham

November 1, 2022

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Athletics The 53-52 overtime win over Fordham will forever go down in Holy Cross history as one of the greatest games ever played. Fans and alumni may never forget it, but for the players and coaches that were part of it, it now has to become a distant memory rather quickly. There are bigger things to focus on, like a fourth straight Patriot League championship. With…

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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: 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: No. 9 Holy Cross Crusaders (6-0) @ Lafayette Leopards (2-4)

October 21, 2022

Image courtesy of ESPN Kick off: Following a not-really-needed but much appreciated bye week, Holy Cross hits the road looking to remain unbeaten and inch one step closer to a fourth straight Patriot League title. Lafayette enters the game at 2-5 and doesn’t seem to pose much of a threat to the run away freight train that is the crusaders right now. First down: The Leopards have scored six, 14,…

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