Fordham's goal this season has been clear since day one: The Rams are going for it all—which means they're playing for a Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) title.
After getting to the second round of the FCS playoffs a year ago, Fordham is in it to win it this year.
The 2014 season got underway Saturday night with the Rams routing the Saint Francis Red Flash 52-23 in front of 3,462 fans at Jack Coffey Field in the Bronx.
The game was never really in doubt. Fordham led 10-0 after the first quarter and 24-3 at halftime. It wasn't perfect, and one shouldn't expect anything even close to perfection from a team in their opener, even one like Fordham which hopes to still be playing in January.
In terms of what we learned about the 2014 Rams after one week, the focus has to be on the team's strengths (there are many) going into the season—quarterback play, experience and depth—and also on the question marks—running the ball, stopping the run and handling the expectations. Those areas will be analyzed on a week-to-week basis.
Here are the top five things we learned about Fordham in its season-opening win against Saint Francis.