video: Holy Cross Football Drops 3rd Straight Game, 48-36 to Monmouth

Sunday, October 08, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

Peter Pujals threw for 506 yards and four touchdowns in the loss
Holy Cross quarterback threw for 509 yards and four touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough as the Crusaders dropped their third straight game on Saturday, falling 48-36 to Monmouth at Fitton Field.

Holy Cross drops to 2-4 on the season.

Monmouth Cruises Past Holy Cross

After Holy Cross held a 3-0 lead after the first quarter, Monmouth took a 21-10 lead in the second quarter following back-to-back Kenji Bahar.

The Crusaders cut their deficit to 21-17 just before the half when Pujals connected with Tenio Ayeni on a 49-yard pass.

However, Monmouth would score three more touchdowns in the third quarter, including an 89-yard punt return by Kamau Dumas to take a 48-17 lead into the final quarter.

The Crusaders rallied in the fourth quarter with two touchdowns, but would not get closer than 11 points.

Next Up

The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, October 14 when they visit Yale.

Game time is set for 1 p.m.

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