The Bulldogs will travel to The Bronx this weekend to take on the Fordham Rams at 1 PM ET. The Rams beat Lafayette 58-34 last week and handled Penn 31-17 earlier in the season. Fordham’s RB Chase Edmonds ran for 359 yards on 17 carries last week with 4 touchdowns setting an FCS record for rushing yards per attempt. The Rams’ QB Kevin Anderson is no slouch either as he led the Patriot League last season in passing touchdowns and passing efficiency. Fordham’s defense was gashed this season by Navy, Monmouth and Lafayette, but stepped up in the Penn contest limiting dual threat QB Alek Torgersen to only 125 yards passing and 31 yards rushing on the day. Fordham has been one of the toughest foes to beat in the FCS at home since 2012 and presents a huge test for our revamped defense.
Keys to the game:
Slow down RB Chase Edmonds
Protect Tre Moore and get him into a rhythm early
Establish the running game with Lamar and Rich (or Salter if healthy)
Keep the Fordham defense off balance with screens, short passes, and deep bombs to our talented wideouts and tight ends
Continue to improve upon last week’s performance in the secondary