The Fordham University football Rams close out their 2014 Patriot League season, the 115th season of varsity football at Rose Hill, when they host the Georgetown University Hoyas on Saturday, November 15, on Jack Coffey Field at 1:00 pm.
The game will feature a pair of ceremonies, the first prior to the game as the 32 Fordham seniors will be recognized as they play their final regular season home game. Then, following the game, the Rams will be presented with the 2014 Patriot League championship trophy which the Rams won with a 30-27 overtime victory at Bucknell last week.
Peter Maetzold threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Tebucky Jones Jr. in the thriller over Bucknell. Fordham wins the League title for the first time since 2007, and captures the Patriot League’s automatic bid to the FCS playoffs. The Rams earn their third Patriot League crown and will make their fourth playoff appearance. Fordham previously won League titles and appeared in the playoffs in 2002 and 2007, and also made the postseason with an at-large berth last season.
#7/8 Fordham (9-1, 5-0) enters the game after a 30-27 overtime Patriot League win at Bucknell last Friday night. Georgetown (2-7, 0-4) enters the game after a 27-19 loss to Lehigh in Washington, D.C., on November 1.
This will be the 56th meeting between Fordham and Georgetown on the gridiron… The Rams lead the all-time series, which started in 1889, 32-20-3. The two teams also met five times on the club level with Fordham winning three of the five contests. Fordham won last year’s matchup, 34-12, in Washington, D.C., on October 12 as Mike Nebrich completed 35 of 45 passes for 405 yards and one touchdown and Jordan Chapman returned an interception 29 yards for a score.
On November 6 Senior Defensive Line Brett Biestek and Senior Tight End Dan Light were named First Team Capital One Academic All-District, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
This marks the fourth straight year that a Fordham player has earned Capital One Academic All-District honors. Last fall, Biestek earned the honor and would go on to be named First Team Academic All-America®. In 2012, placekicker Patrick Murray and defensive back Brendan Melanophy received the accolade while Murray also was an honoree in 2010.
Rams Freshman Running Back Chase Edmonds ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns in Fordham’s 30-27 overtime win at Bucknell on Friday, and is getting closer to the school single-season rushing record in his freshman campaign. Edmonds has rushed for 1,425 yards this season, just 171 away from the school record of 1,596 set by Carlton Koonce in 2012. The yardage mark places Edmonds third in the nation, and just 36 yards from the No. 1 spot in the FCS. Edmonds has already tied the school record with 20 rushing touchdowns, which leads the nation and ranks tied for seventh in Patriot League single-season history. Edmonds is the only rookie candidate for the Walter Payton Award (FCS Most Outstanding Player), and is a leading contender for the Jerry Rice Award (FCS Freshman of the Year).
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