Holy Cross Football Hosts Lafayette on Homecoming Weekend

Saturday, September 30, 2017
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Holy Cross football hosts Lafayette
The Holy Cross Crusaders football team (2-2, 1-0 PL) is seeking to get back in the win column this weekend when they welcome Patriot League rival Lafayette to Fitton Field.

Lafayette comes in with a record of 0-4 on the season.

“We are excited to get back to Fitton Field for just the second time this season, with our Homecoming game on Saturday.We only play six conference games in the Patriot League, which makes this week’s contest extremely important,” said Holy Cross head coach Tom Gilmore.

Kick-off is set for 1 p.m.

Holy Cross vs Lafayette

Saturday’s game will mark eh 32nd meeting between the two programs with Lafayette holding a 16-15 edge in the series.

Last season, the Crusaders beat Lafayette 38-28.

Holy Cross Offense

The Holy Cross offense should be able t take advantage of a Lafayette defense that has given up 166 points in four games this season.

The Crusaders offense enters the game as the 18th best passing offense in the country.

Quarterback Peter Pujals has completed 95 of his 175 passes for 1,125 yards and eight touchdowns.

His top target has been wide receiver Blaise Bell, who has hauled in 26 catches for 327 yards and four touchdowns, while Richie DeNicola has brought in 13 passes for 142 yards.

Running back Diquan Walker leads the Crusaders with 170 yards and four touchdowns on 35 carries.

Holy Cross Defense

The Holy Cross defense enters the game as the seventh-best third-down conversion defense in the nation, allowing teams to convert only 24.6% of the time.

The defense is led by linebacker Nick McBeath, who has racked up 45 tackles, six tackles for loss, three sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery.

Fellow linebacker Ryan Brady has added 45 tackles, two sacks and four tackles for loss.

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