Fordham Football Receives NCAA-FCS Championship Offer


The Rams play in New Hampshire on Saturday

Bronx, NY — The 2022 Fordham University football team was recognized by the NCAA today as the Rams received a general bid to play in the 2022 NCAA FCS Championships. The Rams open the championship Saturday, November 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the University of New Hampshire

Fordham went 9-2 in the regular season, with eth losing by just a point in overtime to eighth-seeded Holy Cross, and a 58-51 loss at FBS Ohio, who finished the MAC East Division with a 6-6. 1 record leads, 8- 3 overall.

The Rams are led by a record-breaking offense led by a veteran quarterback Tim De Morat, who completed 301 of 458 passes for 4,561 yards and 53 touchdowns. He leads the NCAA FCS in passing yards/game (414.6), passing touchdowns (53), and total offense (417.4 yards/game). DeMorat has the school and Patriot League records for most touchdowns in a season (53) and career (120) and most yards in a season (4,561). He also set school career records for completions (1,007) and passing yards (13,124).

DeMorat has a plethora of qualified recipients, with three receiving more than 1,000 slots this year. The Fordham Reception Corps is led by a senior Fotis cocosioulis, who has 89 catches for 1,180 yards and 14 touchdowns. He is second in the NCAA FCS in receptions per game (8.1), yards/game (107.3) and touchdowns. Kokosioulis’ 14 touchdown catches tie the Fordham single season record, while his 35 career touchdown catches is a school record.

Alongside Kokosioulis in recording a 1,000-yard receiving season are seniors Dequece Carter and MJ Wright. Carter has 55 receptions for 1,115 yards while Wright has 57 catches for 1,061 yards.

Student runs back Trey Sneed became the 10th ram to rush for more than 1,000 yards and has gained 1,002 so far in 2022.

As a team, the Rams average 612.1 yards/game and 421.4 passing yards/game, both tops in the NCAA FCS, along with 50.2 points/game, second in the nation. Historically, the Fordham offense ranked second all-time in the NCAA FCS, second only to the 1984 Mississippi Valley team, which averaged 640.1 yards/game.

This will be Fordham’s sixth appearance in the NCAA FCS Championship, the first since 2015. The Rams and Wildcats met in the second round of the 2014 championship, a 44-19 win for the top-ranked Wildcats in Durham, NH


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