Sept. 3, 2005
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Steve Silva ran for three touchdowns, caught a touchdown pass and threw a pair of scoring passes as Holy Cross opened the season with a 56-21 win over Sacred Heart.
Both of Silva's touchdown passes were thrown to quarterback John O'Neil, who completed 15 of 21 passes of 215 yards and two scores.
But the Crusaders (1-0) responded with 49 unanswered points.
Silva threw an 8-yard scoring pass to O'Neil and scored on a 4-yard run, and O'Neil threw scoring passes of 25 yards to Silva and 77 yards to Sean Gruber as the Crusaders took a 28-14 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Silva threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to O'Neil and scored on runs of 9 and 6 yards in the second quarter as Holy Cross took a 49-14 halftime lead.
Silva rushed for 85 yards on 15 carries.
Pricolo led Sacred Heart with 91 yards and two touchdowns rushing on 21 carries.