The Holy Cross Crusaders were not phased by Harvard’s initial 79 yard drive to score the first touchdown of the game. Dominic Randolph calmly brought his team down the field directing traffic like a wily old veteran to match Harvard’s TD.
Both teams had something to prove on Saturday. Harvard, last year’s Ivy League Champion was looking to get their season off to the right start. Holy Cross and Randolph wanting payback for last year’s upset win in the last year with Harvard shocking Sader Nation in the fourth quarter and bringing them to a 25-24 win.
Holy Cross seemed more hungry for the win. They had after all only won 1 of the last 10 games against Harvard(until Saturday). The atmosphere at Worcester’s Fitton field was definitely more charged with almost 13000 fans attending.
Harvard did seem off in their timing and could not get their arms around Randolph who was responsible for 3 touchdowns and 334 yards of offense. Randolph is impressive enough when he is just throwing but he is also a rushing threat. That seems to be what had Harvard a few steps behind and brought Holy Cross the win with a 27-20 score.
Holy Cross ranked 23d in the football championship subdivision moves to 3-0 and is getting some much deserved national attention. Holy Cross’ next game will be at Northeastern on October 3rd.