Nov. 21, 2015
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Georgetown University football team (4-7, 2-4 Patriot League) dropped its season finale to Holy Cross (6-5, 3-3 Patriot League), 45-7, on Saturday afternoon at Fitton Field. The loss snaps the Hoyas' two-game winning streak against the Crusaders and was their first loss at Fitton Field since 2009.
Junior tight end Matt Buckman (Hasbrouck Heights, N.J./Saint Joseph Regional) had five catches for 36 yards and GU’s lone touchdown. Senior linebacker Matt Satchell (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East) finished with seven tackles, giving him 100 for the season.
Senior quarterback Kyle Nolan (Branford, Conn./Branford [Choate Rosemary Hall]) completed 25-of-42 passes for 172 yards, two interceptions and one touchdown, surpassing J.J. Mont as Georgetown's career-leader in total yards with 6,269.
Georgetown fell behind by three touchdowns in the first quarter. The Crusaders’ Luke Ford intercepted a pass on the first drive and returned it to the four-yard line. Two plays later Gabe Guild scored to take a 7-0 lead. Guild scored again on the next series and Kalif Raymond caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Peter Pujals with 2:38 left in the first quarter to take a 21-0 lead.
Holy Cross added 10 points in the second quarter to take a 31-0 lead going into halftime.
The Hoya defense stopped the Crusaders on a fourth down to start the third quarter. Nolan led a 17-play drive, converting three third downs and a fourth down, before finally connecting with Buckman on a four-yard touchdown pass. It would be the last time GU scored, before Holy Cross added two more touchdowns.
Neither team scored during the final quarter, as time ran out on the Hoyas season. Senior fullback Troye Bullock (Suitland, Md./DeMatha) had the last carry of the game and finished with 52 yards on 13 rush attempts.