Saturday, November 30, 2013

For Fordham, a Special Season Lives On // NY Times

In 1942 Fordham won the Sugar Bowl 2-0.  Dom Santilli recovered a fumble for a safety. - GWC
For Fordham, a Special Season Lives On   - NY Times

On November 30, 2013 the Rams earned their program-record 12th victory by beating Sacred Heart, 37-27, in a Football Championship Subdivision playoff game.

Reminders of the glory days of Fordham football are everywhere. The famed Seven Blocks of Granite are honored with a monument erected in 2008. Vince Lombardi, a guard on that unit and later a renowned coach, will forever be celebrated as a towering figure in the university’s history.

One does not expect a return of the golden years of the 1930s, when Fordham defeated national powers before capacity crowds at Yankee Stadium and at the Polo Grounds. But none of that is keeping this from being a special time as the Rams earned their program-record 12th victory on Saturday, 37-27 against Sacred Heart, in the first Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at Jack Coffey Field in the Bronx.

The sweetness of the moment was not lost on Joe Moorhead, the Rams’ second-year coach. He inherited a 1-10 program and oversaw a 6-5 turnaround that built momentum for this year’s 12-1 breakthrough entering next Saturday’s game at Towson in the Round of 16.

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