Bassuener Leads Georgetown to 24-21 Victory Over Marist
Nov. 4, 2006
WASHINGTON (AP) - Quarterback Matt Bassuener threw for 141 yards and three touchdowns as Georgetown beat Marist 24-21 on Saturday.
Trailing late in the fourth quarter, Bassuener put Georgetown (2-7) ahead 22-21 by connecting with Eric Carter on a 9-yard touchdown. The pass put the Hoyas on the path to victory for the seventh straight year on Senior Homecoming Day. Bassuener then found Sydney Baker for a 2-point conversion that gave Georgetown a 24-21 lead with 1:57 remaining.
With the Red Foxes (3-7) in Hoya territory, senior cornerback Derek Franks preserved the victory by intercepting Marist quarterback Steve McGrath with 35 second remaining. The win snapped the Hoyas' six-game loosing streak.
Marist took a 21-10 lead late in the third quarter on a McGrath touchdown run. But Georgetown cut the deficit to 21-16 on a 16-yard pass from Bassuener to Matt Cooper with 10:54 remaining in the fourth.
Marist opened the scoring on its second possession, taking a 7-0 lead on a 3-yard touchdown run by Adam Hansen with 3:55 remaining in the first quarter. The Red Foxes extended their lead to 14-0 on a 7-yard run by freshman running back Michael Salvione.
Charlie Houghton ran for 71 yards on 14 carries for the Hoyas.
McGrath finished the day 19 of 26 for 232 yards, including a touchdown run and three interceptions. O'Neil Anderson led the Red Foxes with 84 yards on 18 carries.