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Holy Cross beats Lafayette 28-26

Nov 14, 2009 - 10:57 PM WORCESTER, Mass.(AP) -- Dominic Randolph threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, helping Holy Cross hold off Lafayette 28-26 to clinch the Patriot Football League title on Saturday.

Holy Cross (9-1, 5-0) booked a spot in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for just the second time in school history, and the first time since 1983. It's the first time since 1991 the Crusaders have won the PFL title and their sixth overall.

Trailing 19-7 in the second quarter, Randolph's 22-yard TD pass to Luke Chmielinski pulled Holy Cross within 19-14. He then ran it in from 1 yard out 11 seconds before halftime, pulling the Crusaders ahead 21-19.

Randolph extended the lead to 28-19 in the third, tossing a 40-yard touchdown pass to Freddie Santana.

Randolph threw for 348 yards and three interceptions.

Rob Curley threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns for Lafayette (8-2, 4-1).






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    Lafayette 26, Holy Cross 28  FinalNov 14 4:47 PM


  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    LAFAYETTE 12 7 0 7 26
    HOLY CROSS 0 21 7 0 28 FINAL

    Lafayette 26, Holy Cross 28  FinalNov 14 3:28 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    LAFAYETTE 12 7 0 19
    HOLY CROSS 0 21 7 28 END, 3RD QTR

    Lafayette 19, Holy Cross 28  End of 3rdNov 14 2:52 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    LAFAYETTE 12 7 19
    HOLY CROSS 0 21 21 HALFTIME

    Lafayette 19, Holy Cross 21  HalfNov 14 2:12 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    LAFAYETTE 12 12
    HOLY CROSS 0 0 END, 1ST QTR

    Lafayette 12, Holy Cross 0  End of 1stNov 14 1:16 PM