Football Travels to Lehigh on Saturday
Bronx, N.Y. - The Fordham University Rams continue their 2018 season, Fordham's 118th varsity season, by traveling to Bethlehem, Pa., to face the defending Patriot League champs, the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks in Goodman Stadium on Saturday, October 13, at 12:30 p.m. The game will be streamed live on Stadium on the Patriot League Network with Steve Degler (p-b-p), Mike Yadush (p-b-p) and Kristi Fulkerson (sidelines) announcing and broadcast live on WFUVsports.org with Emmanuel Berbari (p-b-p), Jimmy Sullivan (color) and Chris Boccia (sidelines) handling the announcing chores. Fordham enters the game with an 0-5 record, 0-1 in the Patriot League, coming off a 23-11 league loss to Georgetown on Jack Coffey Field last week, while Lehigh enters its 2018 Patriot League opener with a 1-4 mark and is coming off a 66-7 loss at Princeton University last Saturday. This will be the 31st meeting between Fordham and Lehigh on the gridiron. The Mountain Hawks lead the all-time series, which started in 1923, 24-6, but the Rams have taken four of the past five meetings, including a 45-35 win on Jack Coffey Field last October as D'Angelo Palladino rushed 31 times for 297 yards and three scores and Kevin Anderson completed 17 of 26 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns with Isaiah Searight catching eight passes for 139 yards and two scores. A few notes on the game: • Senior wide receiver Austin Longi, a Preseason All-Patriot League selection, has 27 catches for 331 yards and one touchdown this year to bring his career totals to 158 receptions, 2,026 yards and 16 touchdowns. • Longi ranks ninth on the Fordham career reception list, eighth on the career receiving yards list and tied for eighth on the all-time touchdown reception list. • Senior wide out Corey Caddle has 20 catches for 136 yards and one touchdown so far this season to bring his career numbers to 121 receptions for 1,362 career yards with 14 scores. • Caddle currently sits in tenth place on the Fordham career receiving touchdowns list and 14th on the career receiving yards list. • The Fordham receiving corps is not a selfish bunch as 14 different receivers have caught at least one pass so far in 2018. • The game will be the Rams' first of the season on natural grass and the first since a game at Bryant last September. • The Fordham captains for 2018 are senior defensive back Dylan Mabin, and senior tight end Isaiah Searight. • No New York area football team has won more games since 2012 than Fordham, who has amassed 50 victories over that stretch. The closest collegiate competitors are Stony Brook (44), Sacred Heart (39), and Rutgers (34), while the NFL's Giants and Jets have 43 and 40 wins, respectively, each.