Rams face Bison in final regular season road contest
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Bronx, N.Y. – The Fordham University Rams continue the 2022 Patriot League season, Fordham’s 122nd varsity season, by traveling to Lewisburg, Pa., to face the Bucknell University Bison in Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 5, at 1:00 p.m.
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The game will be streamed on ESPN+ with Doug Birdsong (p-b-p) and Kevin Herr (color) announcing and broadcast live on WFUV (90.7 FM) and wfuvsports.org with Sam Davis (p-b-p) and Andrew Gullotta (color) handling the announcing chores.
Fordham, ranked 18th in the latest NCAA FCS Coaches Poll, enters the game with a 6-2 overall record, 2-1 in the Patriot League, after a 53-52 overtime Patriot League loss at Holy Cross last Saturday, while Bucknell is 1-7 overall on the year, 1-3 in the Patriot League, after a 13-7 League loss in Lewisburg to Colgate last week.
This will be 38th meeting between Fordham and Bucknell on the gridiron. Fordham leads the all-time series, which started in 1929, 19-18, and has taken the past nine meetings, including a 66-21 victory on Jack Coffey Field last October 16 as Tim DeMorat completed 26 of 36 passes for 318 yards and tied a school record with six touchdowns with Fotis Kokosioulis catching three of the scoring strikes.
A few notes on the game:
• Fordham grad student linebacker Ryan Greenhagen was named a finalist for the 2022 William V. Campbell Trophy®, college football’s premier scholar-athlete award that annually recognizes an individual as the absolute best in the nation for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership.
• With his six passing touchdowns at Monmouth, Fordham senior quarterback Tim DeMorat brought his career total to 78, moving ahead of Kevin Anderson (2014-2017) and into first on the Fordham career list (Anderson’s previous record was 73).
• DeMorat, who earned his fifth Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honor following the Lehigh game, threw five more against Stony Brook to bring his school-record total to 105.
• DeMorat is also the Fordham career leader in completions with 911 and passing yards with 11,842.
• The 2022 Rams have a powerful one-two punch in the offensive backfield in grad student Trey Sneedand sophomore Julius Loughridge.
• Their stats are almost identical with Loughridge rushing 107 times for 759 yards and seven scores and Sneed rushing 129 times for 645 yards and four touchdowns.
• They are ranked one-two in the Patriot League in rushing yards/game (Loughridge – 95.5/ Sneed – 80.6).
• Senior wide receiver Fotis Kokosioulis set a Fordham record with 15 receptions at Monmouth this year and set another school and Patriot League record with 320 receiving yards at Ohio while also tying a Fordham mark with four touchdowns against the Bobcats.
• Kokosioulis is second in the NCAA FCS in receiving yards/game (1087.6) and is receptions/game (8.1).
• For the third straight season, Fordham grad student linebacker Ryan Greenhagen was named a Preseason All-American as well as to the Buck Buchanan Watch List, presented to the NCAA FCS Defensive Player of the Year, for the second consecutive season.
• Greenhagen currently has amassed a school-record 47.0 career TFLs, and has 229 career solo tackles and 386 total tackles, both second best in school history. He entered the season first among active FCS players with 10.03 tackles/game and third with 1.32 tackles for loss per game through 31 career games.
• The Fordham captains for 2022 are grad student linebacker Ryan Greenhagengrad student running back Trey Sneedgrad student offensive lineman Phil Salehsenior quarterback Tim DeMoratand senior defensive lineman Jonathan Coste.
• No New York area college football team has won more games since 2012 than Fordham, who has amassed 70 victories over that stretch. The closest collegiate competitors are Sacred Heart (63), Stony Brook (59), and Rutgers (46), while the NFL’s Giants lead all NYC area professional teams with 66 wins over the past eleven years and the Jets have 58.