Oct. 3, 2015
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Georgetown University football team (2-3, 0-0 Patriot League) could not solve the No. 24/25 Harvard Crimson (3-0, 1-0 Ivy League) offense or defense on a chilly night at Harvard Stadium, as the Hoyas fell 45-0.
Senior running back Jo’el Kimpela (Kinshasa, D.R. Congo/Euless Trinity) rushed for 46 yards on seven carries, while sophomore safety David Akere (Carrollton, Texas/Hebron) had a career-high 13 tackles, one forced fumble and one pass breakup in the losing effort.
Sophomore running back Isaac Ellsworth (Belfort, Texas/Euless Trinity) had 133 yards on five kickoff returns, helping the Blue & Gray to good starting field position on several drives, but it would not be enough to get GU on the scoreboard.
The Hoya defense held the Crimson to a field goal on the first drive, as Kenny Smart connected from 31 yards to put GU in a 3-0 hole after their opening possession. A Hoya turnover on downs would lead to Harvard’s first touchdown, as they drove 64 yards in seven plays with Paul Stanton rushing across the goal line to take a 10-0 lead with 5:12 left in the first.
The Hoyas missed on a 33-yard field goal attempt, allowing the Crimson to go back to work. Stanton scored his second touchdown of the game early in the second quarter, rushing 37 yards to put the Crimson in front 17-0. The rest of the first half would be all Harvard, as they added two more touchdowns before halftime to send the Blue & Gray into the locker room trailing, 31-0.
The Crimson struck quickly to start the third quarter as Noah Reimers tacked on his second touchdown of the game to take a 38-0 lead just moments into the half. After a GU punt, Reimers capped a 17-play drive that took nearly seven minutes off the clock to extend the lead to 45-0 to end the third quarter.
Georgetown drove to the Harvard 25 yard line, but a mishandled snap during a field goal attempt kept them from putting points in the scoreboard. It would be the last time GU would threaten, as they fell 45-0 to wrap up its non-league schedule.
The Hoyas host Patriot League rival Lafayette College on Saturday, October 10 for Homecoming on the Hilltop. The opening kickoff between GU and the Leopards is scheduled for 2 p.m.