With Dom as the leader on offense, in 2009 Holy Cross won their first Patriot League football championship in the FCS Playoff era.
From there they proceeded to give Villanova all they could handle in a 38-28 thriller. The Wildcats would go on and win the FCS National Championship, beating Montana 23-21, and had the purpliest or Purple fans wondering about how and when the Crusaders were going to take the next step.
Unfortunately for Holy Cross fans, they've been waiting ever since.
Sure, injuries have played a part in Holy Cross' struggles over the seasons. They also, certainly, have had more than their fail share of agonizing, close losses over the last four years. And even the rest of the league hasn't paid Tom Gilmore's team much mind, either, ranking them sixth out of seven Patriot League teams in the preseason poll.
Yet this team doesn't seem like they should be picked sixth. Not with the skill guys they have coming back, and the guys coming back from injury.
Maybe they were simply picked sixth because of the "curse" of Dominic Raldolph. If they were, it's a mistake.
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