Football
Football Falls to Monmouth, 27-10



10/23/2004

Box Score

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. Monmouth senior tailback Joe Migliore rushed for 97 yards on 24 carries and pair of touchdowns to lead Monmouth to its fourth straight victory, 27-10, over non-conference foe Georgetown Saturday at Kessler Field. The win improves Monmouth to 7-1 while Georgetown falls to 2-5 overall.

Georgetown stayed within 10-7 at halftime, but after the break the Hawks broke the game open.

After the Monmouth defense forced the Hoyas into a three-and-out on their initial drive of the second half, the Hawks' engineered a nine-play,74-yard drive to go ahead 17-7. Monmouth nearly had their drive stopped, but on a fourth-and-10 play, Hawks' punter Sean Dennis couldn't get a punt off, but eluded three defenders and took off up the left sideline for a 28-yard gain to the Georgetown 32. Three plays later, Hawks' sophomore quarterback Brian Boland escaped a collapsing pocket and rolled left, finding a wide-open Billy Worfolk for a 40-yard scoring strike with 8:57 left in the third period.

The teams exchanged fruitless drives, and Dennis booted a 43-yard punt that bounced out of bounds at the Hoya 8-yard line. Two plays later, Monmouth senior linebacker Josh Constantino burst through the middle and hit Georgetown running back Emir Davis (Fr., Trenton, N.J./Hun), jarring the ball loose. The Hawks recovered at the 5-yard line and Migliore scored up the middle on the next play, for a 24-7 Monmouth lead with 4:27 remaining in the third period.

On the Hoyas' next drive, quarterback Drew Crawford (Sr., Supierior, Colo./Fairview) hit wide receiver Dominique Saunders (Sr., Washington, D.C./Eastern) on a post pattern for a 41-yard gain to the Blue and White 26. However, Georgetown was undone by a holding call and a dropped third-down pass and had to settle for a Michael Gillman (Jr., Miami, Fla./Killian) 41-yard field goal at 2:46 of the third quarter.

Georgetown would not threaten again and Monmouth would add an 18-yard field goal with 3:52 remaining for the final margin.

Migliore ran for 65 yards in the first half, ncluding a 24-yard touchdown run at 5:55 of the first quarter to give Monmouth a 7-0 lead. Migliore's touchdown was set up a play earlier, when Boland found Austin over the middle for a 31-yard pass and catch.

Andriola pushed MU's lead to 10-0 at 13:37 of the second, capping an 11-play 47-yard drive.

The Hoyas' closed to within three early in the second. Davis burst over right tackle for a 47-yard gain, then wideout Jasper Ihezie (Fr., Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) took an end around and sprinted 24 yards to the end zone to make the score 10-7 at 12:03 of the second.

Davis finished with 69 yards on seven carries for the Hoyas, who totaled 156 yards on the ground. Crawford completed 13-of-25 passes for 130 yards and no interceptions.

Georgetown will be in action again next Saturday, October 30, when they travel to face Patriot league rival Fordham in a 1 p.m. contest.


 

 

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