|Fordham Rams Football|
The only other time I've been to Fordham was back in November 2008 when I saw a college basketball game at the Rose Hill gym which is located right next to Jack Coffey Field, the home of their football team.
Fordham has a beautiful campus. Thanks to my sports travel network, I met a guy last year named Greg Venuto who went to college at Fordham back in the day. He now lives in Norwalk, Connecticut with his wife and two young kids so it's not easy for him to get out a lot. His weekends have been dedicated to his kids lately. I've had the privilege and honor of meeting him on a few occasions this year. He's a big fan of my blog too. For that, I'm very grateful.
As for the game we saw, it turned out to be a exciting one. Both teams battled it out all afternoon long. Fordham got on the scoreboard first as they kicked a 30 yard field goal thanks to their kicker Patrick Murray who made it 3-0 with 10:46 left in the first quarter. The Hoyas of Georgetown answered the Rams' drive with a touchdown of their own as running back Kevin Macari scored on a 4 yard run to make it 7-3 with 6:42 left. The Rams' responded with a touchdown as Greg Wilson caught a 19 yard touchdown pass as the Rams regained the lead, 10-7 with 3:26 left.
In the second quarter, the Hoyas tied the game at 10 with a 19 yard field goal by their kicker Matt MacZura with 12:07 left. Fordham came by adding a 44 yard field goal with 9:43 left to go back up 13-10. They extended their lead to 16-10 as they added a 43 yard field goal as time expired to end the first half.
In the third quarter, the Rams padded their lead as they scored a touchdown as running back Carlton Koonce ran in from 44 yards out with 11:59 left. The Hoyas came back to get within six points again as they scored a touchdown thanks to Kevin Macari who caught a 2 yard pass with 7:49 left. The Hoyas scored again to go ahead by one, 24-23 as Nick Campanella caught a 5 yard touchdown pass with 5:03 left. Fordham came roaring back as they scored a touchdown on a 25 yard pass to Blake Wayne with 1:25 left. They tied the game at 31 as they went for two and they got it as tight end Dan Light caught a pass for the conversion.
In the fourth quarter, the Rams went back ahead 38-31 as they got another touchdown run from a yard out from Carlton Koonce with 9 minutes to go in the game. It looked like we were going to head to overtime but the Rams' defense were up to the test as they managed to prevent the Hoyas from getting into the end zone from the one yard line. They made an incredible goal line stand as they stopped them four times to preserve the 38-31 victory.
Stay tuned as I'm going to write another special post about the football game I saw on Sunday.
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