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Holy Cross Crusaders (3-1)


Gronowski throws 3 TDs, S. Dakota St. tops Holy Cross 31-3

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) Mark Gronowski passed for three touchdowns, Isaiah Davis ran for 156 yards and another score and South Dakota State, the No. 1 seed, walloped Holy Cross 31-3 on Saturday in the first round of the FCS playoffs.

The second-ranked Jackrabbits (6-1) held Patriot League champion Holy Cross (3-1) to 198 yards of offense while rolling up 439. The defense recorded four sacks and eight tackles for loss. Special teams blocked a field goal attempt and recovered a fumble after a punt.

South Dakota State, winner of the Missouri Valley Football Conference, built a 17-0 lead before Holy Cross got on the scoreboard with a Derek Ng 47-yard field goal with 29 seconds left in the first half.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: M. Sluka187
Passing TDs: C. Degenhardt2
Rushing Yards: M. Sluka234
Rushing TDs: M. Sluka4
Receiving Yards: J. Coker72
Receiving TDs: A. Asante1
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 at Merrimack Postponed
9/12 vs. Lehigh Postponed
9/19 vs. Yale Postponed
10/3 at Harvard Postponed
10/10 vs. Brown Postponed
10/17 at Georgetown Postponed
10/24 at Colgate Postponed
11/7 at Lafayette Postponed
11/14 vs. Fordham Postponed
11/21 vs. Bucknell Postponed
3/13 at Lehigh W 20 - 3
3/20 vs. Lehigh Cancelled
3/27 vs. Fordham W 34 - 24
4/10 at Colgate Cancelled
4/17 at Bucknell W 33 - 10
4/24 at South Dakota State L 3 - 31
Patriot League
North
  Conference Overall
Holy Cross 2-0 3-1
Fordham 2-1 2-1
Colgate 0-2 0-2
South
  Conference Overall
Bucknell 2-1 2-2
Lafayette 2-1 2-1
Lehigh 0-3 0-3
  Conference Overall
Georgetown 0-0 0-0
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1058 (85)
Passing Yards: 344 (98)
Rushing Yards: 714 (53)
Points per game: 22.5 (55)
Yards per game: 264.5 (91)
Touchdowns: 9 (77)
Field Goals: 6 (33)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1319 (25)
Passing Yards: 906 (37)
Rushing Yards: 413 (16)
Points per game: 17.0 (9)
Yards per game: 329.8 (35)
Touchdowns: 8 (12)
Field Goals: 4 (35)
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