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The Fordham Rams defeated the Colgate Raiders 37-13 at Jack Coffey Field in the Bronx, NY on November, 1 2014 to improve to 8-1 on the year and 4-0 in the Patriot League.  Peter Maetzold started for the injueded Michael Nebrich (appendicitis) and threw for 297 yards and 3 touchdowns.

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Category:Fordham Football -- posted at: 6:01pm EST

The Rams' dream 12-2 season comes to close with a 48-28 loss against Towson in the second round of the FCS playoff. Michael Nebrich threw for 394 yards and 4 TDs, but that wasn't enough as Towson's Walter Payton finalist Terrance West rushed for 3 scores and quarterback Peter Athens threw for another 3. Towson will advance to the quarterfinals, while Fordham heads back to Bronx. 

It was an unexpected season for the Rams after going 1-10 two years ago and 6-5 last year. Coach Moorhead's squad exceeded many expectations and was even ranked in the FCS top 5 in the polls at one point. The Rams were in this one the entire way too, with a 21-21 tie going into halftime. In the second half, however, the offense sputtered and the Tigers' offense proved too much for the defense to handle. 

The Rams went down 21-7 early, but two touchdown passes from Michael Nebrich and some luck, with a kickoff glancing off a Towson player that Fordham was able to recover, the Rams found themselves all tied up. In the second half, Athens started quickly, throwing a 46 yard touchdown and would keep the lead the rest of the game. 

Mack Rosenberg, Michael Watts, and Nick Logerfo break down today's loss and recap the entire game. The guys highlighted Dan Light's impressive day, despite the game's outcome and talked about Athens' tremendous performance. 

Matt Moro caught up with Coach Joe Moorhead for his reactions after the loss.

Click the link below to listen to the entire postgame show or download it on iTunes. 

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Category:Fordham Football -- posted at: 6:15pm EST

Jack Coffey Field was silent a mere two weeks ago when starting quarterback Michael Nebrich left the Bucknell game with a knee injury. Today, the Fordham fans cheered once again as he returned to the field. The Rams fell last week without Nebrich, but the offense took off with his return, marching 65 yards in under two minutes to give Fordham a 7-0 this afternoon. They would not look back. Fordham scored four touchdowns on their first four drives of the game, and when all was said and done, the team racked up 8 trips to the endzone. 

Wide receiver and punt returner, Brian Wetzel, had half of those - three through the air, one an 81-yard punt return. Tebucky Jones was the team's leading receiver with 224 yards through the air and one touchdown. On the ground, Carlton Koonce rushed for nearly 150 and added 2 scores of his own. 

Fordham, ranked 11/12 heading into the game, now awaits the decision of the NCAA Selection Committee on November 24th. 

Click the below or listen on itunes for my recap of the game 

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Category:Fordham Football -- posted at: 5:47pm EST

Before the game against Lafayette, Play-by-play man Mike Watts caught up with Fordham Head Football Coach Joe Moorhead to talk all things Fordham Football.

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Category:Fordham Football -- posted at: 3:49pm EST

The Fordham Rams are 10-0 for the first time in school history thanks to a thrilling victory over Bucknell on Senior Day. Saturday's game featured one of the wildest endings in recent memory for Fordham, Head Coach Joe Moorhead sits down with Mike Watts and Nick Logerfo and gives his take on this defining win. MNQB looks at the blocked field goal that preserved Fordham's perfect record from three perspectives, Coach moorhead's, Coach Slutzky's and the player who knocked it down himself, Jordan Chapman.

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Category:Fordham Football -- posted at: 7:00am EST

The Fordham Rams continued their pursuit of an undefeated season with a narrow defeat over Holy Cross this Saturday 32-30. Fordham was led, as they have been all season, by quarterback Michael Nebrich who became the first player in school history to throw for over 500 yards.

Fordham found themselves trailing at halftime for the second time this season. Holy Cross QB Peter Pujals took advantage of two Fordham turnovers in the first half. But the Rams came out strong in the second half, giving up just one touchdown to Holy Cross and scoring two touchdowns plus a key field goal from Mike Marando to make it a 9 point lead.
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Category:Fordham Football -- posted at: 11:44pm EST

With the final four Patriot League games looming after the bye week, a perfect regular season and Fordham's first playoff berth since 2007 are on the line beginning with next Saturday's matchup with Holy Cross.

Joe Moorhead told me what the team did during the bye week and what it's like knowing loge seats are already sold out for the next two games at Jack Coffey Field.  He told me how Brett Biestek's targeting suspension was overturned by appeal, and the development of the team's freshmen as well as the status of his recruiting efforts for next year.  We also talk about the second year head coach's future and FBS opponents he'd like to see on upcoming schedules.

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Category:Fordham Football -- posted at: 8:28pm EST

Fordham Football remains unbeaten and after defeating 10th ranked Lehigh for just the third time in school history, the Rams become a Top 10 team in their own right. On this edition of Monday Night Quarterback, Mike Watts and Nick Logerfo talk to Head Coach Joe Moorhead in his weekly spot, quarterbacks coach Andrew Breiner, wide receiver Sam Ajala and safety Levon Williams.

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Category:Fordham Football -- posted at: 11:40pm EST

Fordham (6-0) and Lehigh (4-1) seemed nearly even through 29 minutes and 40 seconds.  A 40-yard touchdown to Sam Ajala with 13 seconds left in the first half proved to be a turning point, as the Rams outguned the Mountain Hawks down the stretch to extend their unbeaten start.

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Category:Fordham Football -- posted at: 12:52am EST

A year after a tightly contested Liberty Cup victory against Columbia (0-1) on the road, the Rams (4-0) overpowered the Lions in front of over 7,000 at Jack Coffey Field, 52-7.  And despite the score at half, 10-0, the game never seemed within reach for the Lions.
The Rams offense were keyed by Carlton Koonce on the ground, scoring two touchdowns in the red zone.  Through the air, Brian Wetzel caught two touchdowns, while quarterback Michael Nebrich worked past a couple of turnovers to turn in another award worthy performance.
On defense, the Rams pitched a shut out for over 55 minutes, Ian Williams forced a fumble off a devastating corner blitz, which Brett Biestek recovered for the touchdown. Williams finished with six tackles, two forced fumbles, and Patriot League defensive player of the week honors.
This week, we welcomed Koonce and Williams to the show to talk about the Rams continued resurgence and the Liberty Cup. We also invited wide receivers coach Mark Dupuis, in his first year on Rose Hill, to explain the mystique surrounding his epic hair, and the play of his even more epic wideouts.  As always, we had Joe Moorhead on to chart the course for the Rams week five opponent, Saint Francis.
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Category:Fordham Football -- posted at: 12:47am EST