#38 Holy Cross FCS Football 2020 Preview

Holy Cross Crusaders
Overall Rank: #38
#1 Patriot
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Holy Cross won the Patriot League and reached the playoffs last season for the first time since 2009. The Crusaders lost at Monmouth in the first round, but played relatively well. Holy Cross and the rest of the conference will not be playing in 2020, but the team was poised to make another run through the Patriot League. Quarterback Connor Degenhardt would lead the offense and the defense has some holes to fill, but they do have a star in linebacker Jacob Dobbs.
2019 Record: 7-6, 5-1
2019 Postseason: FCS Playoffs
Coach: Bob Chesney (12-12 at Holy Cross, 79-37 overall)
Offensive Coordinator: Justin Roper
Defensive Coordinator: Scott James
Returning Leaders:
Rushing: Peter Oliver, RB, 396 yards
Passing: Connor Degenhardt, QB, 2,372 yards
Receiving: Ayir Asante, WR, 697 yards
Tackles: Jacob Dobbs, LB, 93
Sacks: Jacob Dobbs, LB, 6.0
Interceptions: Jacob Dibbs, LB, 3; John Smith, DB, 3
Other Key Returnees: WR Tenio Ayeni, WR Spencer Gilliam, OL Brian Foley, DB Joe Lang, LB Liam Doran, DB Terrell Prince, DB Walter Reynolds, DL Dan Kuznetsov, DL Benton Whitley
Key Losses: RB Domenic Cozier, TE Derek Mountain, OL Brett Boddy, DB Chris Riley, DB Coey Stefanik, DL Kevin Bucceroni, DL Mark Ebo
Projected Postseason: None
2019 Team Stats:
Rushing Offense: 135.9 (81st in nation, 2nd in conference)
Passing Offense: 209.9 (68, 4)
Total Offense: 345.8 (86, 2)
Scoring Offense: 22.8 (88, 3)
Rushing Defense: 153.8 (54, 3)
Pass Defense: 225.2 (71, 5)
Total Defense: 379.0 (53, 5)
Scoring Defense: 24.3 (35, 3)
Turnover Margin: 0.23 (46, 1)
Sacks: 2.62 (27, 3)
Sacks Allowed: 2.54 (88, 2)
Madness 2020 Recruit Rankings:
#36 Byron Shipman
#93 Terrence Spence
#235 Quinton Gregory