Nov. 21, 2009
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (0-11, 0-6 Patriot League) fell behind Fordham (5-6, 2-4 Patriot League) 34-0 in the first half, as Rams' quarterback John Skelton threw four first half touchdown passes on the way to a 41-14 final from Multi-Sport Field on Senior Day on Saturday afternoon.
The Hoyas' were led on the ground by junior RB Philip Oladeji (Plano, Texas/Plano East) who carried the ball 16 times for 85 yards. Oladeji had one catch for a yard on a touchdown reception from freshman Isaiah Kempf (Glendale, Ariz./Oaks Christian/Bridgton Academy), who came on in the second quarter to throw for 170 yards and rush for 60. Junior linebacker Nick Parrish (Irving, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) led the Hoyas defense with nine tackles and a sack in the season-finale.
Skelton and the Rams wasted little time, as the senior quarterback connected with David Moore for a 43-yard touchdown pass on Fordham's first play from scrimmage.
But the momentum seemed to turn the way of the Hoyas after their second drive stalled in the first quarter, when junior Geoffrey Schnorr (Wappinger Falls, N.Y./Roy C. Ketcham) recovered a fumbled punt at Fordham's 17 yard line. GU went six plays for 13 yards down to the Rams' four-yard line, but came away scoreless when Jose Pablo Buerba's field goal attempt missed wide left.
Later in the first quarter, John Skelton found Stephen Skelton on a one yard touchdown pass giving Fordham a 14-0. Georgetown drove deep into Ram's territory once again, as Scott Darby (Tewksbury, Mass./St. John's Prep) found Brandon Floyd (Bel Air, Md./Loyola Blakefield) on a 31-yard pass to Fordham's five-yard line, but the Ram's defense forced the Hoyas to turn it over on downs.
Fordham opened the second quarter with a five-play 97 yard drive capped by Darryl Whiting's two-yard touchdown run to put the Ram's in front 21-0. Skelton would throw two more touchdown passes in the second quarter to expand the lead to 34-0 at the half.
The Rams marched down the field to open the second half, making their way inside the Georgetown 10 yard line, before senior defensive back Chris Rau (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake) intercepted a Skelton pass in the end zone to save another score. Georgetown would respond behind Kempf who led the team on an 80 yard 14 play drive capped by a one-yard touchdown run by senior slot Robert Lane (Greensboro, N.C. / Grimsley), making the score 34-7.
Early in the fourth quarter, Skelton answered with his fifth touchdown pass of the afternoon, this time a 17-yarder to Asa Lucas, giving Fordham a 41-7 lead.
Kempf led the Hoyas on one more scoring drive, the game's last, taking the team 73 yards in 10 plays and getting into the end zone on a one-yard pass to Oladeji creating the eventual final score 41-14.
Fans not able to make the game can watch at home by visiting the Georgetown Athletics website - www.guhoyas.com - and tuning in to HoyaVision, with Chuck Timanus calling all of the action.
Prior to kickoff, the football program honored 22 seniors for their hard work and dedication to the program. The seniors included: defensive back Ike Acholonu (Sicklerville, N.J./Paul VI), wide receiver Zachary Barbiasz (Ware, Mass. / Ware), defensive back Willie Bodrick II (Atlanta, Ga. / Benjamin E. Mays), tight end Henry Bowe (Deephaven, Minn. / Minnetonka), kicker Jose-Pablo Buerba (Phoenix, Ariz. / Brophy College Prep), linebacker Jon Cassidy (Alton Bay, N.H. / Saint John's Prep), offensive lineman Brooks Caston (Dallas, Texas / J.J. Pearce), wide receiver Rick Cosgrove (Chalfont, Pa. / LaSalle College H.S.), defensive back Dennis Jackson (Miramar, Fla. / Northwestern), wide receiver Matt Kinnan (Syracuse, N.Y. / Christian Brothers Academy), defensive back Travis Mack (West Chester, Pa. / The Hill School), offensive lineman George Mosle (Olney, Md. / Sherwood), defensive lineman Jared Myers (Hummelstown, Pa. / Lower Dauphin), tight end Brian Josephs (Elmhurst, Ill. / York Community), offensive lineman Rich Hussey (North Arlington, N.J. / St. Peter's Prep), slot receiver Robert Lane (Greensboro, N.C. / Grimsley), offensive lineman Dan Matheny (Fairfax, Va. / Paul VI), defensive lineman Chudi Obianwu (Southampton, N.J. / Bishop Eustace), defensive back Chris Rau (Avon Lake, Ohio / Avon Lake) and linebacker Joey Tavarez (San Juan Capo, Calif. / Mater Dei).