Tom Pecora, who led Fordham to a 44-106 record over five seasons, was fired Wednesday.
The local NFL season hasn’t been very enjoyable. But in the Bronx, there’s a football team that is having a terrific season and appears to be headed for another trip to the playoffs.
Ryan Canty and the Fordham Rams hit the glass to secure the program’s first conference-tournament victory in seven years.
Fordham scored 20 points off turnovers, Levon Williams was involved in three, defeating Sacred Heart 37-27 in the first FCS playoff in the Bronx.
Carlton Koonce scored two touchdowns to lead Fordham past Columbia on Saturday 20-13. Koonce led the Rams with 250 yards rushing on 35 carries.
The Red Storm (5-5), who only used six players in the game, appeared to take control with an 18-0 run that spanned halftime and gave them a 42-26 lead with 16:53 to play.
Kris Joseph scored 16 points, Dion Waiters added 14 and No. 5 Syracuse beat Fordham 78-53 on Saturday in their season opener.
Vin Parise had the chance recently to spend time in the Bronx with 2nd year Fordham coach Tom Pecora. Here’s some scoop on the Rams…
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During the 2nd quarter of Columbia’s 21-14, season opening loss to the Fordham Rams, Jerry got to call a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown, a great thrill for anyone in the play-by-play game…
Nick Womack ignited the Fordham attack with a 100-yard interception return as the Rams rallied to beat Columbia 21-14 on Saturday.
The 1970-71 version of the Rams has no equal when it comes to which team was the best to ever play at Rose Hill.