WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) Matthew Sluka threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns and Holy Cross routed Yale 38-14 on Saturday.

Peter Oliver added 16 carries for 119 yards for FCS No. 12 Holy Cross.

The Crusaders had 318 passing yards and 253 rushing yards for a 571-306 advantage in total offense. Holy Cross averaged 8.7 yards per play.

The score was tied at 7 in the second quarter before the Crusaders got going on offense, scoring touchdowns on four of their next six possessions. A 36-yard pass from wide receiver Jalen Coker to Tyler Purdy was among several long touchdowns in the stretch.

Derek Ng capped the scoring for Holy Cross with a short field goal in the fourth quarter. It was the 38th make of his career, setting the school record.

Nolan Grooms completed 11 of 21 passes for 98 yards with two interceptions for Yale (0-1). Backup QB Austin Tutas had an 8-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Lindley late in the fourth. Nathan Denny had a 1-yard run early in the second quarter for the Bulldogs' other touchdown.


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