Today’s game was not for the faint of heart. Fordham saw their 17-7 lead in the 3rd quarter disappear right before their eyes, as Bucknell went up 21-17 as the third came to a close. But the Rams rallied back, thanks to a Mike Marando field goal, to give them a 23-21 lead with eight minutes to play. It was a long eight minutes as the final 60 seconds alone featured turnovers, penalties and a blocked field goal, but Fordham hung on for the victory.
The Fordham Rams continued their pursuit of an undefeated season with a narrow defeat over Holy Cross this Saturday 32-30. Fordham was led, as they have been all season, by quarterback Michael Nebrich who became the first player in school history to throw for over 500 yards.
Fordham (6-0) and Lehigh (4-1) seemed nearly even through 29 minutes and 40 seconds. A 40-yard touchdown to Sam Ajala with 13 seconds left in the first half proved to be a turning point, as the Rams outguned the Mountain Hawks down the stretch to extend their unbeaten start.
As the clock ticked to zero, the scoreboard read 52-7, a resounding victory for Fordham to keeping them undefeated for the season. However, just a half before, the Rams went into the locker room up just 10-0 and having blown an opportunity to score right before the half. Coach Joe Moorhead said the offense needed to come out fast in the second half, and they did.
In the final edition of Monday Night Quarterback 2012, Rams head coach Joe Moorhead talks about the key plays in the season finale against Colgate. He also reflects on his first season as head coach and the furture of Fordham Football.
Rams head coach Joe Moorhead talks to Fordham broadcaster Mike Watts about his team's win over Lafayette 36-26. They talk about the key plays made by the defense and bounce back game for quarterback Ryan Higgins and the Fordham offense.
Things didn’t look good after 7 minutes and 11 seconds. Fordham (6-4) was down 10-0, and were missing their top defensive performer in Mike Martin. Fordham would not be denied this afternoon at Jack Coffey Field, coming away with a 36-27 victory over the Lafayette Leopards (5-5).
Coach Moorhead breaks down Fordham's last second victory over Holy Cross, to win the Ram-Crusader Cup. He also discusses the career day for Ram QB Ryan Higgins and the team improving to 5-3. Fordham broadcasters Alex Smith and Mike Watts talk with coach Moorhead about preparations for Bucknell.