PATRIOT LEAGUE FOOTBALL THIS DAY IN HISTORY
September 1, 2001 Georgetown plays its first Patriot League game, a 41-14 loss to Lehigh. Two days later, Georgetown earns its first player of week award as Craig Agnello, a wide receiver, is named Rookie of the Week.
September 2, 2006 Lehigh's Andy Coen, Fordham's Tom Masella and Georgetown's Kevin Kelly each debut at their school. While all three head coaches lost their opener, they each enter their sixth season at the helm in 2011.
September 2, 2007 Colgate, Fordham, Lafayette and Bucknell all post victories as Patriot League teams open the season with a 4-2 mark. <
September 3, 2005 Georgetown and Bucknell go to overtime in their Patriot League opener, and the Hoyas emerge with a 19-16 victory on the road.
September 6, 2003 Fordham's Kevin Eakin sets a school record by throwing six touchdowns in a game at Rhode Island. Fordham also sets a school record by recording 63 points, while Eakin ties a Patriot League record with seven touchdowns responsible for in the 35-point victory.
September 7, 2002 Lehigh sets a Patriot League record by scoring 10 touchdowns, (five passing/ five rushing) in a game against Georgetown, totaling a Patriot League record 69 points in a shutout victory.
September 8, 1990 Fordham plays in its first Patriot League game, a 35-3 loss at Lehigh.
September 9, 1989 Tom Ciaccio throws for 449 yards to lead Holy Cross to a 38-17 win against Villanova.
September 10, 2005 In a game that helped them earn an at-large berth into the postseason, Lafayette shuts out eventual playoff participant Richmond, 7-0, in Easton.
September 11, 2010 Georgetown snaps a 12-game Patriot League losing streak with a 28-24 victory at Lafayette in the League opener for both squads. The victory also gave the Hoyas consecutive wins overall for the first time since 2003.
September 13, 2010 Georgetown earns its first national player of the week award when defensive end Andrew Scaetzke is named-The Sports Network / Fathead.com FCS National Player of the Week.
September 13, 1986 Lehigh and Holy Cross play the first-ever Patriot League contest, with the Crusaders prevailing 17-14 in Worcester. Holy Cross went on to complete a perfect Patriot League season to be crowned the inaugural champion.
September 14, 2002 Fordham defeats Colgate, 40-31, in the Bronx in both teams second game of the season and first Patriot League contest. Fordham and Colgate both finish 6-1, but Fordham earns the Patriot League's automatic qualifier with the victory over the Raiders.
September 16, 2000 Bucknell's Jabu Powell sets a school record with 282 yards rushing against Cornell.
September 17, 2005 Georgetown opens its new football stadium, Multi-Sport Field, hosting Brown in the inaugural contest.
September 17, 1988 Lafayette defeats Holy Cross 28-20 in Easton. Lafayette went on to win the Patriot League at 5-0, while Holy Cross finished 3-1 in second place in the only season the Crusaders did not win the crown from 1986-91.
September 19, 1994 Bucknell's Rob Glus sets a school record with 383 passing yards against Fordham.
September 23, 2000 Holy Cross' Vernell Shaw sets a Patriot League record with nine punt returns against Towson.
September 24, 1988 Darin Cromwell laterals to Tim Donovan for a 72-yard kickoff return touchdown as time expires, as Holy Cross stuns Princeton 30-26.
September 24, 1994 Bucknell's Rob Glus sets a school record with five TD passes against Harvard.
September 25, 2004 Nisan Trotter of Bucknell sets a Patriot League single game record for highest average gain per reception with a 44.00 yards per catch average against Columbia.
September 26, 1987 Jeff Wiley sets a Holy Cross and Patriot League record by throwing for seven touchdowns against Lehigh. Holy Cross also sets a Patriot League team record with 736 yards gained. The Crusaders win the game 63-6, handing Lehigh its only loss of the year. Holy Cross finished 11-0 and 4-0 in the Patriot League for the team's second straight championship.
September 27, 2003 Townson's Steve Bulcavage boots a Patriot League record 89-yard punt in a game against Colgate.
September 27, 2008 Georgetown's Nick Parrish notches a Patriot League record with two interception returns for touchdowns against Holy Cross.
September 29, 1990 Holy Cross sets two Patriot League records by recording 12 QB sacks for 97 yards lost against Harvard.
September 30, 1989 Bucknell's newly renovated stadium opens and is rededicated in honor of Christy Mathewson, as the Bison defeat Dartmouth 36-20.
September 30, 2000 Colgate's Brandon Tinson sets a school record when he blocks three punts in a game against Towson.
October 1, 2005 Bucknell's Dante Ross sets a Patriot League record for most rushing yards gained by a QB with 268 yards against Marist.
October 4, 2008 Holy Cross' Dominic Randolph sets a school record by recording 41 completions in a double-overtime loss to Yale.
October 4, 1997 Colgate sets Patriot League records for most yards gained (484) and most rushing touchdowns (seven) in a win over Lehigh.
October 7, 1995 Lehigh defeats Bucknell 30-23 on Homecoming in Lewisburg. Lehigh went on to a 5-0 Patriot League record, topping the Bison who finished in second at 4-1.
October 11, 2003 Lafayette's Marko Glavic passes for 453 yards to set a new school record in a game against Columbia.
October 11, 1986 Holy Cross' Gordie Lockbaum sets two Patriot League records with six touchdowns and 36 points scored in a game against Dartmouth.
October 16, 2010 Colgate's Nate Eachus rushes for a school and Patriot League record 291 yards against Cornell on just 25 carries.
October 16, 1999 Fordham's Kendal Creer's 14 receptions mark a school record in a contest versus Harvard.
October 17, 1998 Colgate's Corey Hill catches 14 passes for 274 in a game against Navy, with both marks denoting new school records. He goes on to set new school receiving yardage for both a single season (1,287 yards) and a career (3,434 yards).
October 18, 1986 Bucknell wins its first-ever Patriot League game against Colgate, 40-39.
October 18, 2003 Fordham's Kirwin Watson ties a Patriot League record with five rushing touchdowns against New Haven.
October 19, 1991 Mark Roman sets a school record at Holy Cross with 216 receiving yards against Brown.
October 20, 2007 Georgetown's Matt Bassuner records a school record 35 completions in a 20-17 victory against Bucknell.
October 20, 2001 Holy Cross and Lafayette combine for the most points in Patriot League history, as the Crusaders outgun the Leopards, 63-53, in a shootout.
October 21, 1995 Rabih Addullah of Lehigh establishes a Patriot League record with five rushing touchdowns against Cornell.
October 26, 2002 Georgetown gets its first Patriot League win by defeating Bucknell, 32-31.
October 26, 2002 Lafayette's John Weyrauch sets a school record by catching 12 passes at Fordham.
October 30, 1999 Towson sets three Patriot League passing records as a team, and quarterback Joe Lee sets four Patriot League records on his own in their aerial attack against Lehigh. Lee completed 47-of-77 passes for 567 yards in the game.
October 31, 2009 Fordham's John Skelton sets three school records in a 41-27 loss to Holy Cross. Skelton totaled a record 427 yards, 67 attempts, and 43 completions. Fordham runs a Patriot League record 112 plays in the game.
October 31, 1992 In its third season in the Patriot League, Fordham gets its first league victory by beating Bucknell, 21-0.
November 2, 2002 With Fordham en route to its first league title, the Rams suffer their only league loss of the season, falling to Lehigh 26-23 in overtime.
November 3, 2007 Fordham claims its first outright Patriot League title, ensuring the Patriot League's automatic bid with a 24-21 win over Holy Cross.
November 5, 2005 Colgate takes down Lafayette, 18-15, to give each school one loss in the Patriot League race. Both teams finished their Patriot League schedule with just the one loss, sharing the League title. Colgate earned the Patriot League's automatic bid, but both teams ended up playing in the postseason as Lafayette qualified as an at-large selection.
November 7, 1992 Lafayette beats Holy Cross, 15-6. The Leopards win their final two games to finish undefeated in the Patriot League. The win also snapped Holy Cross's 19-game winning streak versus Patriot League opponents, which had started in 1988.
November 7, 2009 Lafayette's Rob Curley sets a school record by passing for seven touchdowns against Colgate.
November 8, 2003 Colgate beats Lehigh, 17-10, in what turned out to be Lehigh's only Patriot League loss of the season. Colgate remained undefeated all the way to an appearance in the I-AA title game.
November 11, 2006 Lafayette's Joe Ort sets a school record by rushing for 274 yards against Georgetown.
November 14, 2009 Holy Cross sends quarterback Dominic Randolph out with a Patriot League title, as the Crusaders hold on for a 28-26 win over Lafayette to clinch the League's automatic berth. Both teams entered the game at 4-0 in League action.
November 15, 2003 Georgetown's John Sims rushes for a school record 268 yards versus Davidson in a 30-10 win.
November 16, 2002 Georgetown's Andrew Clarke notches a school record 23 tackles at Colgate in a 42-22 loss.
November 17, 1990 Colgate's Dave Goodwin sets a school record with 34 completions (51 attempts).
November 17, 2001 Lehigh wraps up its fourth consecutive Patriot League title and second straight undefeated Patriot League season with a 41-6 home win over Lafayette.
November 18, 2006 Lafayette wins a share of its third straight Patriot League Championship, defeating rival Lehigh 49-27. The Mountain Hawks also shared the crown with the Leopards, but Lafayette earned the League's automatic playoff berth with the victory in the season finale.
November 19, 1987 In a nationally-televised contest, Holy Cross defeats Villanova 39-6 to complete its first undefeated season. Gordie Lockbaum catches 15 passes for 196 yards to set a Holy Cross and Patriot League record for receptions in a single game.
November 19, 1988 Lafayette defeats rival Lehigh 52-45 to complete League play undefeated and earn its first Patriot League championship.
November 20, 1993 Lehigh clinches its first Patriot League title by defeating Lafayette, 39-14
November 20, 2004 Lafayette defeats Lehigh, 24-10, in Easton in the last week of the season. Both finished 5-1 and shared the title in the Patriot League, with Lafayette earning an automatic berth to the postseason and Lehigh making it as an at-large entrant.
November 21, 1992 Lafayette completes its second undefeated season in the Patriot League, finishing the year with a hard-fought 32-29 win over Lehigh.
November 22, 2003 Colgate's Jamaal Branch rushes for 280 yards as the Raiders complete a perfect regular season with a 45-38 victory at Holy Cross. Branch goes on to win the Walter Payton Award as the Most Outstanding Player in I-AA Football.
November 22, 2008 Led by Patriot League Coach of the Year Dick Biddle, Colgate tops Holy Cross 28-27 in the final game of the season to wrap up the Patriot League title. Both teams were undefeated in league play entering the game.
November 22, 1986 College's most played rivalry, Lafayette vs. Lehigh, is played for the first time in Patriot League play. Lafayette wins 28-23.
November 22, 1997 Colgate clinches its first Patriot League title, defeating Bucknell 48-14. Bucknell was 10-0 overall and 5-0 in the Patriot League entering the game, but it was the Raiders that finished the year unblemished in League action.
November 23, 1996 Bucknell beats Colgate 28-27, giving the Bison its first Patriot League title. It was the final game for Bison standout Rich Lemon, who set a school record with 4,742 rushing yards, including 28 100-yard games. Bucknell came back from 14-0 and 21-14 deficits, and won in OT by knocking down a pass on the final play, a 2-point conversion attempt.
November 23, 2002 Fordham clinches a share of its first ever league title, beating Bucknell 34-7. The Rams finish as co-champions along with Colgate.
November 23, 1991 Holy Cross defeats Colgate at home by a 28-3 margin to wrap up the team's third straight undefeated Patriot League schedule.
November 24, 2007 Future Arizona Cardinals draft pick John Skeleton sets a Patriot League postseason record with five touchdowns responsible for in Fordham's 49-35 loss to Massachusetts in the first round of the 2007 Division 1 Football Championship. It was Fordham's second trip to the NCAA playoffs and first since 2002.
November 26, 2005 Lafayette leads 17-10 at halftime and is tied 20-20 entering the fourth quarter before falling at Appalachian State, 34-23, in a I-AA first-round playoff game. The Mountaineers went on to win the national championship.
November 27, 2010 Lehigh earns the Patriot League's first postseason win since 2003 by going to Missouri Valley Football Conference champion Northern Iowa and coming away with a 14-7 victory in a first-round contest.
November 27, 2004 Lehigh drops a 14-13 heartbreaker at home in the first round of the I-AA postseason against James Madison, who goes on to win the national championship.
November 28, 1998 Lehigh becomes the first Patriot League team to win a I-AA playoff game, coming away with a 24-23 victory at Richmond on a 30-yard field goal with three seconds to play.
November 29, 1997 Colgate becomes the first Patriot League team to compete in the postseason, falling to No. 1 overall seed Villanova, 49-28 in a game that the Raiders led 28-27 entering the fourth quarter.
November 29, 2003 Colgate begins its road to becoming the first and only Patriot League team to reach the finals of the Football Championship Subdivision. In the first round the Raiders defeat Massachusetts 19-7 in treacherous weather at Andy Kerr Stadium.
November 30, 2002 Behind five field goals from Matt Fordyce, Fordham walks away with a 29-24 victory at No. 4 seed Northeastern in a first-round postseason contest.
December 6, 2003 Jamaal Branch scores a one-yard touchdown with 1:50 to play as Colgate holds off Western Illinois, 28-27, in a quarterfinal contest of the I-AA postseason.
December 13, 2003 Colgate makes it to the I-AA Championship game as the Raiders raced to a 23-7 halftime lead and went on to a 36-24 victory in a semifinal contest at Florida Atlantic.
December 18, 2003 Colgate's Jamaal Branch is named the Walter Payton Award winner on the eve of the I-AA title game in Chattanooga, Tenn.
December 19, 2003 Colgate falls to Delaware in the I-AA Championship game.