Edmonds and Anderson Rush Fordham Past Lafayette
Edmonds A One Man Bulldoser
Stop me if you heard this before. Chase Edmonds had another monster game. Edmonds rushed for a school and Patriot League record 359 yards and scored four touchdowns today to lead Fordham to a 58-34 Patriot League in over Lafayette College on Jack Coffey Field.
What makes Edmonds’ day ever more remarkable is that he gained the 359 yards (the most by an NCAA Division I player this year) on just 17 carries, averaging 21.1 yards per carry, setting an NCAA FCS record for most yards gained per rush in a game. The four scores brings Edmonds’ scoring total this year to 78 points and his career total to 372, a new Patriot League record. The senior running back clearly has Sundays in the pros in his near future.
From Heartbreak To Salvation
The Rams were coming of a heartbreaking lost last weekend to Monmouth 42-41. This was a great rebound for the team overall. Quarterback Kevin Anderson threw for three touchdowns proving the offense doesn’t just run through Edmonds. Anderson also ran for over 109 yards, all in the first half. In total the Rams ran for 520 yards.
Lost in the offense big day , is how well the defense held it’s own all game. Defensively, Jackson led the Rams with a game-high eleven tackles, nine solo, including one for loss, while Jesse Bramble and George Dawson each had eight stops and Justin Vaughn finished with six tackles, including 4.5 for loss and two sacks. Justin Vaughn left the game in the late in what looked like an arm injury.
Behind a solid performance on all sides, this was coach Andrew Breiner’s first Patriot League win as a head coach.
The Fordham Rams return to action next Saturday, October 15, as they host Yale University on Jack Coffey Field at 1:00 p.m.