Oct. 10, 2008
Providence, RI -
Brown football returns to the gridiron for its second of three consecutive road games, and its final non-league game of the year, traveling to Worcester, Mass. for the 54th meeting with Holy Cross on Saturday, October 11, starting at 1:00 p.m. at Fitton Field.
Last week, Brown (2-1, 1-0 Ivy) lost for the first time in 2008, dropping a 37-13 at Rhode Island for the Governor's Cup in Kingston, RI. Holy Cross dropped a heartbreaking 31-28 double overtime decision at Yale last week to fall to 1-3 overall.
This week's game between Brown and Holy Cross could be an aerial show featuring two of the nation's top quarterbacks, Brown's Michael Dougherty, and the nation's 15th top quarterback, the Crusaders' Dominic Randolph, who leads the nation in passing. In last year's game, Dougherty completed 42 of 62 passes for 422 yards, while Randolph passed for 404 yards, completing 29 of 37 passes.
Brown and Holy Cross have played 53 times, dating back to 1898,with the Crusaders holding a 30-20-3 series advantage. Holy Cross earned a 48-37 shoot-out in Providence last year for its second win in consecutive years over the Bears. Prior to that, Brown and Crusaders had not met since a 37-14 Bears victory on September 30, 1995. The two teams are now scheduled to play at least through 2014.
Brown holds the Ivy League record for scoring in consecutive games, having posted points in 121 consecutive games. Dartmouth held the previous mark of 109 straight games scored from 1960-1973. The record is now 13-years and counting for the Bears, dating back to 1996.