Holy Cross 25, Dartmouth 17

Ryan Taggart threw two touchdown passes to lead Holy Cross over

Dartmouth 25-17 on Saturday.

Taggart ran for 176 yards and passed for 260 as the Crusaders

(3-3) beat the Big Green for the seventh time in the past eight

meetings. The win gives Holy Cross a 36-35-4 advantage in the

series.

Gerald Mistretta was Taggart’s favorite target, with a

career-high 12 catches for 103 yards. Holy Cross never trailed as

Mistretta caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Taggart with 9:56 to

play in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead.

The Crusaders racked up 522 yards total offense while holding

Dartmouth to 224 yards.

Nick Schwieger rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown on 22

carries for the Big Green (1-4), who have lost four in a row after

beating Colgate in the season opener. Three of their four losses

have been by eight points or less.