Fordham stays undefeated with 52-31 win over Yale

Sam Ajala set a school record with 282 yards receiving, guiding

a high-powered Fordham offense to a 52-31 win over Yale


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.