Longi, Edmonds power Fordham to 20-9 comeback win in closer
Nov. 18, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Austin Longi and Chase Edmonds each broke free for long touchdowns late in the game as Fordham rallied past Bucknell 20-9 in a wet and windy season-ender on Saturday.
Each team scored twice in the see-saw final quarter. Longi returned a punt 90 yards and Fordham (5-6, 2-4 Patriot League) led 13-9 with 7:53 to play after the two-point conversion failed.
With time winding down, Bucknell attempted to convert on fourth down and 4 at its own 45. James Biggs-Frazier broke up John Chiarolanzio's 10-yard pass intended for Marcus Ademilola and the Rams took over at their own 45. On the very next play Edmonds ran for 55 yards and the touchdown with 3:04 remaining.
Edmonds, who took over the Patriot League career rushing mark in the previous game, gained 185 yards on 28 carries against Bucknell, ending the season with 5,862 career yards.
Bucknell (5-6, 2-4), aiming for its first winning season since 2014, rallied to score all nine points in the game's final 20 minutes, including field goals two minutes apart in the fourth quarter for a 9-7 lead. With three in the game, kicker John Burdick finished with 14 on the season, a school record and best in the Patriot League.
Longi's punt return beats the Patriot League record of 89 yards set in 1997. Edmonds also ends with 74 career touchdowns and 67 career rushing touchdown, all school and Patriot League records.