- Game packages to see the Colgate Raiders take on the Holy Cross Crusaders
- When: Saturday, October 4, at 1 p.m.
- Where: Andy Kerr Stadium
- Gates open at 11 a.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
$9 for a game package for one (an $18 total value)
- One ticket for general-admission seating (a $10 value)
- One program (a $5 value)
- One soda (a $3 value)
$29 for a game package for four (a $92 total value)
- Four tickets for reserved seating in section 5 or 6 (a $15 value each)
- Four programs (a $5 value each)
- Four sodas (a $3 value each)
The Scouting Report
On the road against Holy Cross last season, the Raiders faced quite a challenge: trailing 24-21 with less than four minutes to play, they had 80 yards separating them from victory. On the sixth play of that drive, quarterback Gavin McCarney connected with receiver Brian Lalli for a 31-yard touchdown—just 59 seconds before time expired and the goal posts exploded into confetti. Later deemed the “Play of the Year” by Colgate fans, that touchdown came in the middle of a hot streak that saw the Raiders win four of six games, including three victories against Patriot League rivals. On October 4, the Raiders will once again clash with Crusaders—only this time, with the support of fans in the stands of Andy Kerr Stadium behind them.
“Unbeaten, untied, unscored upon, and uninvited.” That was the battle cry for Colgate football in 1932, a year that saw the then Red Raiders outscore opponents 264-0. Despite the flawless effort, the Raiders did not receive an invite to the 1933 Rose Bowl or college football’s annual shrimp boil. The snub left a bitter taste in the university’s collective mouth.
Still, it was a historic season, and one the football program carries with it today while competing in the Patriot League. Most of the school’s 25 varsity squads join the football team in the Patriot League, and many of them have had historic seasons of their own. Heated rivalries with other universities weave a common thread through Colgate sports—the hockey team, for instance, has one with Cornell, and many Raiders teams battle Syracuse for regional supremacy.