Despite rushing for 225 yards over the first two games of the year, there was one thing that Fordham junior running back hadn’t done too much of this season, find the end zone. That changed today as Edmonds scored all four Ram touchdowns, three on the ground and one through the air, to lead Fordham to a 31-17 win over Penn on Jack Coffey Field on Homecoming Weekend.
The four touchdowns brings Edmonds’ career total to 53 as he surpasses Kirwin Watson’s school record of 49, set from 2000-03. The three rushing scores gives Edmonds 47 for his career, one shy of Watson’s school record of 48. He finished with 152 rushing yards on 29 carries in the game.
The Rams were in control early in the game. They scored 14 points in the first quarter by two touchdowns from Edmonds. Their defense were instrumental in this game. They got their first interception of the game when Dawson picked off a Torgersen pass on the Fordham 49 and returned it to the Penn eleven.
Two plays later, Roberts came around the corner to knock the ball out of Torgersen’s hand on the Penn 36 which was scooped up by Brett Lambert and returned to the Penn 23. Six plays later Edmonds burst through the line from the one to put Fordham up 24-7 with 11:45 remaining in the half.
Penn did take advantage of the Fordham turnover, moving to the Fordham five where Jimmy Gammill booted a 23-yard field goal with 3:13 on the clock to make it a 24-10 game.
The Rams had one last chance to add to their lead before the half. A 21-yard Redd field goal attempt was blocked as time expired but the Quakers were whistled for being offside, giving the Rams one last untimed play from the Penn two. Fordham elected to go for the touchdown but Edmonds was stopped just short of the goal line.
Midway through the third, Penn scored to make it a seven-point game, 24-17, and the Quakers were driving for a game-tying score in the fourth quarter but the Fordham defense came up big on fourth and 15 from the Fordham 33.
Anderson competed 18 of 33 passes for 231 yards and one score with Longi hauling in four balls for 92 yards, Edmonds four for 49 and Jorge Solano four for 43 yards.