Fordham Football


by Alex Smith

This is the seventh of seven articles that preview the 2012 Patriot League teams.  They are in the inverse order of the preseason poll voting by Patriot League football head coaches and sports information directors, who did not include their own school in the selections.

Fordham was not included in the poll because it will not be able to compete for the Patriot League championship and NCAA automatic bid in 2012, and its games against League members will not count towards the final standings for either team.

Postgame Report: Holy Cross 41 Fordham 21

by John DeMarzo

It was a tale of two halves at the latest installment of the Ram-Crusader Cup at Jack Coffey Field.

In the first half, after allowing an opening-drive touchdown to Holy Cross, the Rams buckled down on defense, forcing three three-and-outs and allowing only seven more points, on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Taggart to Jon Smith early in the second quarter.

On the offensive side of the ball, Ryan Higgins found Greg Wilson for two long touchdowns of 44 and 40 yards, and Carlton Koonce scored on a six-yard touchdown run as the Rams as Fordham took a 21-14 lead into the locker room.

Bucknell Analysis, Holy Cross Preview

by Kevin Price

Turnovers and special teams errors are the kind of mistakes that keep football coaches up at night. We don’t know Rams Head Coach Tom Masella’s sleep patterns, but his frustration with such errors during Saturday’s 21-0 loss at the hands of the Bucknell Bison was clear when he sat down with Kyle Kesses and I for the penultimate installment of Monday Night Quarterback.

Georgetown Analysis, Bucknell Preview

by Kyle Kesses

It's simple, everything has gone wrong for the Fordham University Football team in 2011. Saturday was no different. The Rams turned the ball over four times – one that directly lead to a touchdown – and the special teams allowed a 73-yard kickoff return on the way to dropping their seventh straight game, 30-13 at Georgetown.

Post-Game Report: Hoyas 30 Rams 13

by John DeMarzo

Coming off a 55-0 loss at Army in a game that had weather more appropriate for January 29th than October 29th, the Fordham Rams football team headed to our nation’s capital to battle the Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday, November 5th.

The upstart Hoyas entered the game 7-2, and at 3-1 in the Patriot League, tied for the league lead with the 2-0 Lehigh Mountain Hawks. The team honored 21 seniors prior to the contest, and then went out and handed the Rams a 30-13 defeat, avenging a 24-19 loss at Jack Coffey Field last October 30th.

Army Analysis, Georgetown Preview

by Kyle Kesses

The Fordham Football team had to trudge through nearly a foot of snow on Saturday afternoon in order to exit Michie Stadium in West Point, NY, taking with them an eight-touchdown loss that served as a microcosm of the Rams injury-marred and inauspicious 2011 season.