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This Week in Patriot League Soccer (Week 4) (9.22.22)

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HOW TO WATCH / LISTEN TO PATRIOT LEAGUE FOOTBALL GAMES THIS WEEK

Six of the seven Patriot League groups are in motion in week 4 with all 5 video games on ESPN +. Georgetown hosts Columbia for the Lou Little Trophy at 12:30 pm on Cooper Area to open Saturday’s motion. No. 13/13 Holy Cross travels to Colgate because the Raiders host the Crusaders within the second League sport of the season, at 1 pm Two Patriot League groups will journey to tackle Ivy League opponents at 1 pm, with Lehigh at Princeton and Lafayette at Penn. No. 18 Fordham will conclude Saturday’s slate of video games once they match up with FBS opponent Ohio College at 2 pm Bucknell has a bye this week.

2022 Patriot League Soccer Standings (as of Sept. 22)

Faculty PL PL Pct. Total Total Pct.
Lehigh 1-0 1,000 1-2 .333
Fordham 0-0 .000 3-0 1,000
Holy Cross 0-0 .000 3-0 1,000
Lafayette 0-0 .000 1-2 .333
Colgate 0-0 .000 1-2 .333
Bucknell 0-0 .000 0-3 .000
Georgetown 0-1 .000 1-2 .333

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HOLY CROSS AND FORDHAM IN THE STATS PERFORM AND AFCA COACHES POLLS

Three-time defending champion Holy Cross dropped one spot to thirteenth within the FCS Coaches Ballot and remained thirteenth within the Stats Carry out FCS Ballot after a decisive 38-14 victory in opposition to Yale. Chesney and the Crusaders had been picked 18th within the preseason FCS Coaches Ballot, and sixteenth within the Stats Carry out FCS High 25. Fordham defeated Albany, 48-45, and moved up three spots to No. 18 within the FCS Coaches Ballot. The Rams are receiving votes within the FCS Coaches Ballot for the third-straight week. That is the second-straight week that two Patriot League groups have been ranked throughout the regular-season. Previous to this season, the final time two League groups had been ranked on the similar time was Sept. 4, 2017 when Lehigh was No. 19 and Colgate checked in at No. 25 within the FCS Coaches Ballot.

PATRIOT LEAGUE TEAMS AMONG THE FCS STATISTICAL LEADERS HEADING INTO WEEK FOUR

Fordham ranks first amongst FCS applications in complete offense, averaging 618.7 yards per sport and second in scoring offense with 49.3 factors per sport, led by the FCS’s main passer Tim DeMorat (434.0 ypg). Holy Cross has additionally been among the many nation’s greatest, putting eighth within the FCS in speeding offense (238.3) and third in workforce passing effectivity (192.86), simply in entrance of fourth-ranked Fordham (186.95). By means of three video games, Colgate has been among the many most cautious and opportunistic, rating ninth in turnover margin (1.67) and second in defensive touchdowns (2).

DEMORAT CLIMBING LEAGUE CAREER-LEADERS LISTS

Two-time defending Patriot League Offensive Participant of the 12 months Tim DeMorat threw for a career-high 464 yards and 5 touchdowns within the Rams’ 48-45 win in opposition to Albany. The FCS lively chief in passing yards and passing touchdowns (83) is fourth within the League document ebook in profession passing yards after starting the season in eighth place. The Walter Payton Award candidate leads the FCS averaging 434.0 passing yards per sport. DeMorat is in hanging distance of changing into the third quarterback in Patriot League historical past to eclipse 10,000 profession passing yards.
PL CAREER PASSING LEADERS

1. Dominic Randolph, Holy Cross (2006-09), 13,455
2. Peter Pujals, Holy Cross (2013-17), 11,695
3. John Skelton, Fordham (2006-09), 9,923
4. Tim DeMorat, Fordham (2018-pres.), 9,872

GREENHAGEN, DOBBS AND OLIVAS AMONG ACTIVE LEADERS

Fordham Gr. LB Ryan Greenhagen, Holy Cross Sr. LB Jacob Dobbs and Lafayette Sr. LB Marco Olivas all rank among the many top-10 lively FCS leaders in tackles per sport (tpg). Greenhagen is the chief with 9.82 tpg. With 334 profession tackles, Greenhagen is 38 tackles shy of Lehigh’s Ian Eason for Tenth-place on the Patriot League profession tackles record. Dobbs is sixth amongst lively FCS gamers with 9.15 tpg. His 10.3 tackles per sport are second within the Patriot League this season. Olivas is Tenth amongst lively leaders with 8.48 tackles per sport and is fourth within the League by way of three video games with 9.7 tpg.

NCAA.COM’S WEEK 4 FCS QUARTERBACK RANKINGS

NCAA.com’s Stan Becton unveiled his weekly FCS quarterback rankings, with Fordham’s DeMorat remaining second behind UIW’s Lindsey Scott Jr. DeMorat leads the FCS in passing yards (1,302) and passing touchdowns (16). He helped lead the Rams to a 48-45 comeback victory in opposition to Albany with a career-high 464 yards and 5 landing passes. Holy Cross’s Sluka ranked sixth this week after accounting for 3 touchdowns within the Crusaders 38-14 win in opposition to Yale.

HOLY CROSS MOVES UP IN CBS SPORTS FCS POWER RANKINGS

Emory Hunt of CBS Sports activities launched his FCS energy rankings main as much as week 4 of the season with Holy Cross transferring up three spots to No. 6 after their decisive victory in opposition to Yale. Fordham moved up one spot in Hunt’s energy rankings to No. 17 after enhancing to 3-0 for the primary time since 2013.

HC’S SMITH SECOND AMONG ACTIVE FCS LEADERS IN INTS
Holy Cross Sr. DB John Smith is second amongst lively FCS gamers with 12 profession interceptions, one behind Tarleton State’s Jalen Carr. Smith led the League and was among the many FCS leaders final season with six INTs.

THIS WEEK IN PATRIOT LEAGUE FOOTBALL (WEEK FOUR)
COLUMBIA LIONS (1-0, Ivy) AT GEORGETOWN HOYAS (1-2, 0-1 PL)
Cooper Stadium / Washington, DC 12:30 pm (ESPN +)
BROADCAST (ESPN +): PxP – Jeremy Huber
Collection Historical past: Georgetown and Columbia meet for the ninth time in sequence historical past and the sixth time for the Lou Little Trophy. The Hoyas path the sequence 5-3 however the groups are tied 3-3 in Lou Little Trophy Video games. The Hoyas are 1-1 in opposition to the Lions in DC
Final Assembly: (Sept. 25, 2021) – At Columbia 35, Georgetown 24 – The Hoyas fell to Columbia, 35-24, at Robert Ok. Kraft Area. WR Cameron Crayton led GU with eight catches for 190 yards and a landing. QB Pierce Holley accomplished 27-of-42 passes for 368 yards and a speeding landing.

LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS (1-2, 0-0 PL) AT PENN QUAKERS (1-0, Ivy)
Franklin Area / Philadelphia, Pa. 1 pm (ESPN +)
BROADCAST (ESPN +): PxP – Joe Tordy; Analysts – Espresso Jones
Collection Historical past: The Leopards and Quakers will meet for the 92nd time in sequence historical past with Lafayette trailing 63-24-4. The primary assembly between the 2 applications got here in 1882.
Final Assembly: (Sept. 25, 2021) – At Lafayette 24, Penn 14 – – Lafayette capitalized at house, defeating the Quakers, 24-14. WR Joe Gillette offered the majority of the scoring with a 29-yard rating on a jet sweep, and a 70-yard landing within the third quarter. Gillette went on to complete the sport with 5 catches for 91 yards, and 4 carries for 49 yards.

LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS (1-2, 1-0 PL) AT PRINCETON TIGERS (1-0, Ivy)
Princeton Stadium / Princeton, NJ 1 pm (ESPN +)
BROADCAST (ESPN +): PxP – Cody Chrusciel; Analysts – Dave Giancola and Renee Washington
RADIO BROADCAST (Fox Sports activities Radio 94.7 FM and 1230 AM / LVFoxSports.com): PxP – Matt Kerr; Analysts – Lance Haynes and Mike Yadush
Collection Historical past: Lehigh and Princeton meet for the 62nd time in sequence historical past, with the Mountain Hawks trailing 42-17-2. Lehigh has gained 13 of the final 19 matchups, together with 5 of the final eight. They final defeated the Tigers, 49-28, in 2016.
Final Assembly: (Sept. 18, 2021) – At Princeton 32, Lehigh 0 – Lehigh fell 32-0 in opposition to Princeton at Goodman Stadium, after back-to-back opening drive scores from the Tigers. Lehigh was held to -25 yards on the bottom, largely resulting from three Tiger sacks.

No. 13/13 HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS (3-0, 0-0 PL) AT COLGATE RAIDERS (1-2, 0-0 PL)
Crown Area at Andy Kerr Stadium / Hamilton, NY 1 pm (ESPN +)
BROADCAST (ESPN +): PxP – Eric Malanoski; Analysts – Jeff Bishop
Collection Historical past: Colgate and Holy Cross will meet for the 84th time in sequence historical past, with the Crusaders holding a 42-36-5 benefit. The Raiders gained seven of the final 11 conferences, together with seven-straight from 2012-18 earlier than Holy Cross picked up wins within the final two video games.
Final Assembly: (Oct. 23, 2021) – At Holy Cross 42, Colgate 10 – RB Peter Oliver led a Holy Cross speeding assault that totaled 359 yards on the bottom, because the Crusaders defeated Colgate, 42-10, within the first soccer sport at Polar Park. QB Matthew Sluka carried 12 occasions for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Colgate DB / RS Will Gruber returned a kickoff for a 99-yard landing, his second of the season to tie the Patriot League single-season document.

FORDHAM RAMS (3-0, 0-0 PL) AT OHIO UNIVERSITY BOBCATS (1-1 MAC)
Peden Stadium / Athens, Ohio 2 pm (ESPN +)
BROADCAST (ESPN +): PxP – Michael Reghi; Analyst – Jerod Cherry
RADIO BROADCAST (WFUV 90.7 FM / WFUVSports.org): PxP – Andrew Gullotta; Analyst – Ryan Gregware
Collection Historical past: Saturday’s sport marks the primary assembly between Fordham and Ohio College.

ABOUT THE PATRIOT LEAGUE
The Patriot League is in its fourth decade of educational and athletic achievement, regularly demonstrating that student-athlete can excel at each teachers and athletics with out sacrificing excessive requirements. The Patriot League’s athletic success is achieved whereas its member establishments stay dedicated to its founding precept of admitting and graduating student-athletes which are academically consultant of their class. Participation in athletics at Patriot League establishments is seen as an vital element of a well-rounded schooling.
 

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