Georgetown Football Falls to Colgate in Patriot League Opener, 19-0

Garrett Powers had an interception in the Hoyas loss.

Sept. 27, 2014

Box Score

HAMILTON, N.Y. - The Georgetown University football team (2-3, 0-1 Patriot League) could not keep pace with Colgate (2-2, 1-0 Patriot League), as the Hoyas allowed two special teams scores in a 19-0 loss in its Patriot League-opener at Andy Kerr Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Raiders piled up nine points on a pair of blocked punts, while rushing for 319 yards on the ground. Despite the rushing yards, the Hoyas defense stood strong, allowing just one touchdown in the second quarter, snapping a steak of 10 quarters without allowing a touchdown on defense. Colgate also connected on a field goal in the fourth quarter.

The Hoyas defense adjusted in the second half, allowing just two more drives of over 20 yards and forcing four punts on six Colgate drives. Senior defensive end Alec May (Wrenthem, Mass./King Phillip) led the Blue & Gray with eight tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack and a forced fumble. For May, it was his eighth-consecutive game with a sack. GU had seven tackles for loss on the day.

Junior cornerback Ettian Scott (Okinawa, Japan/Northside (N.C.)) and senior safety John Egan (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster School) each had eight tackles for the Hoyas.

Junior quarterback Kyle Nolan (Branford, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) competed 15-of-28 passes for 128 yards, while sophomore tight end Matthew Buckman (Hasbrouck Heights, N.J./Saint Joseph Regional) had three receptions for 46 yards. Junior running back Jo'el Kimpela (Kinshasa, D.R. Congo/Euless Trinity) had 41 yards on 10 carries for the offense.

 

 

The Raiders struck first with 8:45 remaining in the first quarter, blocking a Georgetown punt out of the back of the end zone for a safety to take a 2-0 lead.

The Hoyas defense locked up on the ensuing possession, forcing Colgate into a third and long situation before junior safety Garrett Powers (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) intercepted his second pass of the season. GU held Colgate to just 4-of-12 passing for 30 yards on the day.

Colgate took advantage of another big play on special teams, as Pat Afriyie recovered another Raiders' blocked punt and returned it 10-yards for a touchdown to take a 9-0 lead with 5:11 remaining in the first half.

With under a minute remaining in the second quarter, Colgate quarterback Jake Melville rushed for a 38-yard touchdown, snapping the Hoyas streak of 10-consecutive quarters without allowing a touchdown on defense, to take a 16-0 lead into halftime.

After a scoreless third quarter, Colgate drove inside GU territory to the eight yard line. Georgetown's defense would not allow another touchdown, as linebacker Matthew Satchell (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East) and defensive tackle Jordan Richardson (Watkinsville, Ga./Athens Academy) registered a tackle for loss to push the Raiders outside the 10-yard line. Jonah Bowman's 31-yard field goal put the game out of reach at 19-0 with 8:49 left in the game.

The Hoyas were unable to score on its final possession as the Raiders ran the last three minutes off the clock to down GU, 19-0.

Georgetown returns to the Hilltop on Saturday, October 4 when they host Harvard for the first time in program history. Kick-off is scheduled for noon at Multi-Sport Field.

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