Living up to their nickname, the Flying Dutchmen of Hofstra disposed of Catholic with fierce and machine-like precision, 43-6, before 2,500 yesterday at CU.
Rhory Moss used the run-and-shoot offense to complete 18 of 30 passes for 270 yards, helping extend Hofstra's winning streak to 13 and keep its No. 1 ranking among Division III schools in the East.
Moss worked the four-wideout, one-back offense to near-perfection as Hofstra (7-0) amassed a season-best 517 total yards to 252 for Catholic (2-4).
"They're a great, top-line program," Catholic Coach Rick Novak said. "Our guys played hard, but it's a personnel thing, and I'm not ashamed to say that."
Symptomatic of the Cardinals' frustrations: Running back Debraire Meekins from McNamara High School gathered in a swing pass from Kyle Farnham on the third play of the Cardinals' first possession, broke five tackles and eluded the rest of the Dutchmen for a 49-yard gain. But Hofstra, a team that outscored its opponents by 99-0 the past two weeks, recovered to hold Catholic to a net of zero yards the rest of the drive.
While the Catholic offense sputtered through the rest of the first half, Moss continued his mastery, engineering four long scoring drives for a 24-3 Hofstra lead at halftime.