Saturday, October 13, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. – While quarterback Dominic Randolph threw for 298 yards, the Holy Cross Crusaders piled up 503 yards of total offense and defeated Dartmouth, 41-15, in a non-conference football game Saturday.
It was the Crusaders' fourth straight win in the series as Dartmouth was penalized for an uncharacteristic 111 yards.
"We made him look real good," said Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens about Randolph who was 24 of 35 for the day. "Still, you can't let a guy sit there and pick you apart and not generate any pressure. The bottom line is that he had a lot of time."
Dartmouth heads back to Hanover to host Columbia next Saturday in the annual Homecoming game. "We'll take a look and evaluate everything," said Teevens. "We have talent. We have the ability to have success."
The two teams traded touchdowns and the score was tied, 7-7, early in the second quarter. The Crusaders (4-2 overall) got on the board first with 3:01 left in the first period when Randolph completed a 14-yard TD pass to wide receiver Ryan Maher.
Dartmouth (1-4 overall) put together a 10 play, 69 yard drive and capitalized with 2:09 gone in the second. Quarterback Tom Bennewitz (Weston, Conn.) took off on a 10-yard run and senior Andrew Kempler's (Westport, Conn.) PAT deadlocked the contest.
Holy Cross went into the locker room with a 24-7 advantage after a one-yard run by running back Terrance Gass and a 12-yard scamper by running back Mike Kielt. Kicker Matt Partain booted a school-record 49-yard field goal as time expired.
With less than four minutes gone in the third quarter, the Crusaders improved their lead when Randolph scored on a quarterback keeper from nine yards out, making it 31-7. With 2:44 on the clock, Randolph completed a four-yard pass to Thomas Harrison. That pushed the Holy Cross advantage to 38-7.
Early in the fourth quarter, back-up quarterback Alex Jenny (Wayland, Mass.) threaded a pass to wide receiver Brian Evans (Fairfield, Texas), and the result was a 30-yard TD. Jenny then found freshman Tim McManus (St. Paul, Minn.) in the end zone for the two-point conversion and a 38-15 score.
Partain was perfect on the day and finished up the scoring with a 21-yard field goal with 3:35 remaining. He also booted five-of-five PATs.