Posted tagged ‘Upset’

Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Tournament: #13 seed Fordham upsets #12 George Mason 70-67

March 13, 2014

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer is at the Barclays Center where Fordham Basketball is playing in the Atlantic 10 Tournament in Brooklyn. The #13 seed Rams defeated the #12 seed George Mason Patriots 70-67. Branden Frazier and Bryan Smith both added 14 points, Jon Severe added 12 points, Travion Leonard 10 points and 9 rebounds, and Ryan Canty had 7 points 19 rebounds and 3 blocks. Fordham had 50 total rebounds, 27 second chance points, and converted on 21 free throws. Next up, Dayton at 2:30 PM on NBCSN.

Unbelievable Upset! Fordham beats Temple 30-29 to begin season 3-0

September 15, 2013

Fordham footballToday made it 12 teams! 12 FCS (DIV 1-AA) have defeated FBS (DIV 1-A) teams this season. Fordham defeated Temple in Philadelphia, PA 30-29 thanks to a 29 yard touchdown strike from Mike Nebrich to a leaping Sam Ajala in the end zone with 4 seconds left on the clock (Highlight below). With the win, Fordham is now 3-0 on the season and beat an FBS opponent for the first time since 1954 season with a 13-7 win over Rutgers.

This season has been special so far for Fordham. Last week they beat #8 ranked Villanova on their home turf for the first time in school history, this team advance to 3-0 for the first time since 1988, and the Rams played their first game at an NFL stadium since 1983 when they faced St. Norbert’s College at Lambeau Field.

So where does this win rank in Fordham Football history? It may not be at the top, but it certainly is very high compared to recent history against FBS schools (Losses to Buffalo in 1993 and 1995, Army and UConn in 2011 and Cincinnati 2012). Last time Fordham was relevant in the FCS was 2007 when they lost to UMass in the first round of the FCS Playoffs. This team has struck magic in the early going and I hope they can keep it up going into next week.

The Rams host Columbia University next week at home for a 1:00 p.m. contest in the annual Liberty Cup game. I know the stands will be packed with maroon and white as fans will start entering Jack Coffey Field with smiles on their faces.

It’s a new era of Fordham Athletics. This is just the first step in bigger success coming to multiple programs. It’s time to get excited in the Bronx.

Fordham upsets #21/22 Harvard 60-54 at Rose Hill Gym

January 5, 2012

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer travels to the Rose Hill Gym to report on Fordham basketball against #21/22 ranked Harvard Crimson. It was the first win over a ranked opponent in 54 tries and 34 years at home. Now the Rams are 7-6 and look into A-10 play with a ranked win and 3 straight victories. Chris Gaston had 18 pts and 10 red and Bryan Smith was Mr. Big Shot with 22 pts of his own and 5 three pointers…