2018 Holy Cross Crusaders football team

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2018 Holy Cross Crusaders football
Holy Cross Athletics logo.svg
ConferencePatriot League
2018 record5–6 (4–2 Patriot)
Head coachBob Chesney (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorPatrick Murphy (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorScott James (1st season)
Home stadiumFitton Field
(Capacity: 23,500)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Patriot League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 8 Colgate $^   6 0         10 2  
Holy Cross   4 2         5 6  
Georgetown   4 2         5 6  
Lehigh   2 4         3 8  
Lafayette   2 4         3 8  
Fordham   2 4         2 9  
Bucknell   1 5         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2018 Holy Cross Crusaders football team represents the College of the Holy Cross in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Crusaders, led by first-year head coach Bob Chesney, play their home games at Fitton Field as a member of the Patriot League. They finished the season 5–6, 4–2 in Patriot League play to finish in a tie for second place.

Previous season[edit]

The Crusaders began the 2017 season led by 14th-year head coach Tom Gilmore for the first seven games of the season before he was fired following a 2–5 start. Offensive coordinator Brian Rock was named interim head coach for the final four games. They finished the season 4–7, 3–3 in Patriot League play to finish in a three-way tie for third place.

Preseason[edit]

Preseason coaches poll[edit]

The Patriot League released their preseason coaches poll on July 26, 2018, with the Crusaders predicted to finish in fourth place.[1]

Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Colgate 71 (11)
2 Lehigh 63 (3)
3 Fordham 45
4 Holy Cross 40
T–5 Bucknell 31
T–5 Lafayette 31
7 Georgetown 13

Preseason All-Patriot League team[edit]

The Crusaders placed four players on the preseason all-Patriot League team.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 11:00 p.m.at ColgateStadiumL 17–245,304
September 81:00 p.m.at Boston College*ACCN ExtraL 14–6240,311
September 151:00 p.m.Yale*Charter TV3W 31–28 OT7,397
September 221:00 p.m.Dartmouth*
  • Fitton Field
  • Worcester, MA
Charter TV3L 14–347,175
September 291:00 p.m.Bucknelldagger
  • Fitton Field
  • Worcester, MA
Charter TV3L 16–198,275
October 61:00 p.m.at New Hampshire*NBC Sports BostonL 0–286,497
October 127:00 p.m.at Harvard*ESPN+L 31–3310,056
October 271:00 p.m.Lehigh
  • Fitton Field
  • Worcester, MA
Charter TV3W 56–01,779
November 312:30 p.m.at LafayetteW 40–143,914
November 1012:00 p.m.Fordham
StadiumW 17–132,988
November 1712:30 p.m.at GeorgetownW 32–311,803
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

[2]

Game summaries[edit]

at Colgate[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Crusaders 0 0 3 14 17
Raiders 14 10 0 0 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–35–5 2017 GATE, 35–7

at Boston College[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Crusaders 0 0 7 7 14
Eagles 21 13 14 14 62
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–48–3 1986 BC, 56–26

Yale[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
Bulldogs 21 7 0 00 28
Crusaders 14 0 0 143 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–28 2017 YALE, 32–0

Dartmouth[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Big Green 3 17 7 7 34
Crusaders 0 0 0 14 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
38–38–4 2017 DART, 28–27

Bucknell[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 0 6 6 7 19
Crusaders 7 0 0 9 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
22–12 2017 HOLY, 20–0

at New Hampshire[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Crusaders 0 0 0 0 0
Wildcats 14 0 14 0 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–8 2017 HOLY, 51–26

at Harvard[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Crusaders 0 7 7 17 31
Crimson 9 11 10 3 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–42–2 2016 HOLY, 27–17

Lehigh[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mountain Hawks 0 0 0 0 0
Crusaders 7 21 14 14 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–19–1 2017 LEH, 34–21

at Lafayette[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Crusaders 0 17 23 0 40
Leopards 14 0 0 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–17 2017 LAF, 10–7

Fordham[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 3 0 3 13
Crusaders 0 0 14 3 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–25–2 2017 HOLY, 42–20

at Georgetown[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Crusaders 5 0 7 20 32
Hoyas 7 17 7 0 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–11 2017 HOLY, 24–10

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://patriotleague.org/news/2018/7/26/patriot-league-football-preseason-major-awards-poll-and-all-league-announced-7-26-18.aspx
  2. ^ "Football - 2018 Schedule". Holy Cross Athletics. Retrieved 17 May 2017.