Scores

Final

Monmouth 21

(1-3, 1-2 away)

Holy Cross 14

(1-3, 0-2 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 21, 2013

Fitton Field, WORCESTER, MA

1 2 3 4 T
MONM 0 7 7 721
HC 0 0 0 1414

Top Performers

Passing: P. Pujals (HC) - 129 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Hayes (MONM) - 28 CAR, 130 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Fess (HC) - 5 REC, 47 YDS, 1 TD

Monmouth holds on to a 21-14 win vs. Holy Cross

Associated Press

WORCESTER, Mass. -- The rushing duo of Julian Hayes and Kwabena Asante ran in two touchdowns to give Monmouth its first win of the season, 21-14 over Holy Cross Saturday night.

Hayes and Asante both rushed for over 100 yards -- Hayes for 130 and Asante for 118 -- marking the second game in a row where both achieved triple-digit numbers in the same game. The pair had over 20 carries and a touchdown each.

Brandon Hill's touchdown pass gave the Hawks (1-3) a 7-0 lead with less than a minute left in the first half.

Pete Pujals completed two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to cut a 21-0 lead to within seven points and avoid a shutout for the Crusaders (1-3). Ryan Laughlin, who had a career high four touchdowns in last week's win against Central Connecticut State, only threw four passes and did not play after the first quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONM
HC
1st Downs2413
Total Yards363246
Passing139191
Rushing22455
Penalties4-454-22
3rd Down Conversions10-196-17
4th Down Conversions0-12-2
Turnovers12
Possession37:3522:25

Passing Leaders

MonmouthC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hill12/221396.310
Holy CrossC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pujals12/191296.821

Rushing Leaders

MonmouthCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hayes281304.6121
Asante241184.9114
Holy CrossCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pujals9222.407
Covaliu4184.506

Receiving Leaders

MonmouthRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davenport34214.0117
Richards33913.0016
Holy CrossRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fess5479.4115
Stanley4389.5016

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERMONMHC
TD00:46Lamar Davenport 17 Yd Pass From Brandon Hill (Eric Spillane Kick) 70
THIRD QUARTERMONMHC
TD05:28Julian Hayes 12 Yd Run (Eric Spillane Kick) 140
FOURTH QUARTERMONMHC
TD08:07Kwabena Asante 14 Yd Run (Eric Spillane Kick) 210
TD04:25Mike Fess 15 Yd Pass From Pete Pujals (John Macomber Kick) 217
TD01:23Elad Covaliu 16 Yd Pass From Pete Pujals (John Macomber Kick) 2114