Two Third Quarter TDs Lead Colgate Past Georgetown, 31-14
Sept. 30, 2006
Hamilton, N.Y. - Colgate scored two touchdowns in the third quarter and took advantage of five Georgetown turnovers en route to a 31-7 win over the Hoyas in a Patriot League football game at Andy Kerr Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
It was the third-straight loss for the Hoyas, who fall to 1-4 this season and 0-2 in the Patriot League, while the Raiders improve to 2-2 overall and 1-0 in conference action.
The Hoyas trailed by 10 points, 17-7, and started the second half inside Colgate territory after a 51-yard return from sophomore Kenny Mitchell put the ball on the 43-yard line. Georgetown quarterback Matt Bassuener moved the squad to within the 40-yard line, but Colgate cornerback Cody Williams forced a fumble and the Raiders recovered. A penalty on Georgetown gave Colgate the ball near midfield and a pair of runs from Jordan Scott moved the ball to the Georgetown 44. Colgate quarterback Mike Saraceno completed one pass for 15 yards to David Morgan and then Scott picked up a pair of key blocks on the near sideline and ran 29 yards for the touchdown, giving the Raiders a 24-7 lead.
Later in the quarter, another Georgetown fumble gave the Raiders the ball at the Hoya 22-yard line. After Scott lost a yard on the first play, Saraceno threw a 22-yard pass to Morgan as Colgate extended its lead to 31-7 with 7:20 left to play.
The Raiders had jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead on the game's opening drive when
Trailing 14-0 in the second quarter, Bassuener engineered an 11-play, 80-yard drive over 5:15, capped when he threw a 10-yard pass to junior Kyle Van Fleet. The Hoyas used an effective run game during the drive, with five different ball carriers gaining yards. Junior Brent Craft opened the drive with a 12-yard gain, Charlie Houghton gained five, Mitchell had one eight-yard carry, Bassuener ran for two and freshman Robert Lane gained two.
Van Fleet's touchdown catch pulled the Hoyas to within 14-7, but the Raiders went 54 yards on 11 plays on the next drive and increased the lead to 17-7 on a 23-yard field goal from Jacob Stein.
The Hoyas added a score late in the fourth quarter when junior Emir Davis scored on a seven-yard pass from Ben Hostetler. The Hoyas gained 75 yards on the ground overall, with Bassuener leading the team with 32. Bassuener finished the day completing 14-of-25 passes for 160 yards with one touchdown, while Craft caught four passes for 64 yards and Davis had four for 53 yards.
Georgetown returns home next week, hosting Lehigh on Saturday, October 7. Kickoff at the Multi-Sport Field is slated for 1 p.m.