Byline: Jennifer Toland
Sunday was a banner day for the Fordham football program, which witnessed former Rams quarterback John Skelton lead the Arizona Cardinals to a win over the Baltimore Ravens.
Skelton, a Cardinals fifth-round draft pick in 2010, completed 21 of 40 passes for 315 yards and three touchdowns, including the winner with 1:52 left. Skelton played in four games last season and was the first Fordham QB to take a snap in an NFL regular-season game since Ed Danowski with the Giants in 1941.
Aside from that, there haven't been many highlights for this year's Rams team, which is 1-9 and has lost eight straight heading into tomorrow's season finale against Holy Cross in the Bronx.
"They're a very talented team," Holy Cross coach Tom Gilmore said. "They're doing some good things. They've just been inconsistent."
Gilmore has been very impressed with Fordham freshman Dan Light, the former St. John's High quarterback from Sutton who is now the Rams' starting tight end. Light has played in all 10 games, has 20 receptions for 210 yards and a touchdown and has also done a good job blocking.
"They love going to him," Gilmore said.
Sophomore quarterback Griffin Murphy of Southboro, whom Light replaced as Pioneers QB, has played in six games as a backup. Gilmore said Fordham has used Murphy in the Wildcat formation.
Murphy and Light both led St. John's to Super Bowl titles.
Holy Cross, at 5-5, can finish with a winning record for the seventh straight season. The Crusaders last had seven straight winning seasons from 1986-92.
"There's one left," HC senior quarterback Ryan Taggart said. "It doesn't matter what the record is - you play to win."
Last week, Taggart led the Crusaders to a last-minute win over Lafayette. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak and HC seemed to break out of its four-game offensive slump.
Freshman cornerback Ben Coffaro, who made the game-sealing interception in the end zone, was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week.
Lockbaum caps career
Former Holy Cross great and two-time Heisman Trophy finalist Gordie Lockbaum was a proud dad last Saturday while watching his son, Gordie Jr., play in his final college game at Amherst.
Gordie Jr., a senior cornerback, made six tackles to help the Lord Jeffs beat Williams, 31-18, win the NESCAC championship and finish a perfect 8-0.
"It was special," Gordie Sr. said this week.
Gordie Jr., who played football and was a star wrestler at Worcester Academy, was...