Taggart finished 13 for 16 passing with 223 yards and added 14 yards on three carries for the Crusaders (1-1, 1-0 Patriot League), who won their sixth conference opener in seven seasons.
The Holy Cross quarterback threw a 15-yard touchdown to Charles McCall in the first quarter to help make up a 16-0 halftime lead. Taggart also had a 19-yard connection with Kyle Toulouse and a 1-yard rushing score for the only two touchdowns in the third, giving Holy Cross a 30-0 advantage going into the final quarter.
Nate Eachus scored on a 1-yard run for the game’s final score, helping Colgate (1-1, 0-1) avoid the shutout. Eachus gained 96 yards on 25 carries for the Raiders.