Scores

Final

Fordham 52

(8-0, 4-0 away)

Yale 31

(3-2, 1-1 Ivy)

12:00 PM ET, October 19, 2013

Yale Bowl, New Haven, CT

1 2 3 4 T
FOR 14 3 21 1452
YALE 7 0 10 1431

Top Performers

Passing: M. Nebrich (FOR) - 421 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: C. Rich (YALE) - 11 CAR, 159 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: S. Ajala (FOR) - 10 REC, 282 YDS, 4 TD

Fordham stays undefeated with 52-31 win over Yale

Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Sam Ajala set a school record with 282 yards receiving, guiding a high-powered Fordham offense to a 52-31 win over Yale Saturday.

The Rams improved to 8-0 for the first time in school history with the victory over Yale (3-2).

The Fordham offense ignited early as Michael Nebrich found Ajala with a 68-yard touchdown pass on the second play of the opening drive. A 17-yard touchdown run from Henry Furman tied the game at 7-7 but the Rams responded with 17 unanswered points, highlighted by two more touchdown passes from Nebrich to Ajala.

Ajala tied another school record, catching four touchdown passes. Nebrich broke a career-high mark set last week against Georgetown with 421 yards passing against Yale.

Yale was hurt by four turnovers, and 35 second-half points from Fordham kept the Bulldogs from closing the deficit.

Candler Rich rushed for career-high 159 yards and a touchdown to lead Yale.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FOR
YALE
1st Downs2528
Total Yards614509
Passing457150
Rushing157359
Penalties8-736-40
3rd Down Conversions7-145-12
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers24
Possession31:1428:46

Passing Leaders

FordhamC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nebrich19/2642116.242
YaleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Furman14/18834.600

Rushing Leaders

FordhamCARYDSAVGTDLG
Koonce201025.1014
Crayton7284.0211
YaleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rich1115914.5158
Varga14886.3022

Receiving Leaders

FordhamRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ajala1028228.2468
Jones36822.7050
YaleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Randall9606.7223
Wallace34113.7027

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFORYALE
TD14:25Sam Ajala 68 Yd Pass From Michael Nebrich (Michael Marando Kick) 70
TD02:18Henry Furman 17 Yd Run (Kyle Cazzetta Kick) 77
TD00:22Sam Ajala 29 Yd Pass From Michael Nebrich (Michael Marando Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERFORYALE
FG07:45Michael Marando 43 Yd 177
THIRD QUARTERFORYALE
TD12:13Sam Ajala 68 Yd Pass From Michael Nebrich (Michael Marando Kick) 247
FG07:06Kyle Cazzetta 18 Yd 2410
TD04:33Jared Crayton 6 Yd Run (Michael Marando Kick) 3110
TD02:38Deon Randall 6 Yd Pass From Morgan Roberts (Kyle Cazzetta Kick) 3117
TD01:07Michael Nebrich 7 Yd Run (Michael Marando Kick) 3817
FOURTH QUARTERFORYALE
TD12:28Sam Ajala 33 Yd Pass From Michael Nebrich (Michael Marando Kick) 4517
TD10:41Candler Rich 48 Yd Run (Kyle Cazzetta Kick) 4524
TD05:20Jared Crayton 1 Yd Run (Michael Marando Kick) 5224
TD02:31Deon Randall 23 Yd Pass From Morgan Roberts (Kyle Cazzetta Kick) 5231