Sluka ignites Holy Cross in 34-24 win over Fordham

<p>WORCESTER, Mass. &mdash; Quarterback Matthew Sluka ran for 145 yards and accounted for three touchdowns and came off the bench to spark Holy Cross to a 34-24 win over Fordham on Saturday.</p>
<p>Sluka entered the contest roughly halfway through the third quarter with the Crusaders (2-0, 2-0 Patriot League) trailing 14-13. Peter Oliver responded with a 48-yard run to Fordham’s 15-yard line before <a href="">Sluka ran it in from there on the next play</a> for Holy Cross’ first lead of the day. The Crusaders never trailed again.</p>
<p>Before the end of the third, Sluka displayed his explosiveness when he took a shotgun snap, ran to his right, got stuffed at the line of scrimmage and <a href="">then broke back to the left side of the field and sprinted down the sideline for a 57-yard touchdown run</a> and a 27-17 advantage.</p>
<p>Later, Sluka led a nine-play, 74-yard drive that ended when he threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Coker to seal it with 7:52 left.</p>
<p>Tim DeMorat threw for 440 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Rams and Dequece Carter caught 11 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown.</p>
<p>It was Fordham’s (0-1, 0-1) first game since a 31-14 win over Bucknell on Nov. 23, 2019; a span of 488 days.</p>
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