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Holy Cross Defeats Georgetown 24-10

Holy Cross Athletics   10-28-2017
Stat Comparison
Category G HC
Points 10 24
First Downs 11 23
Rushing Yards 0 144
Passing Yards 181 257
Total Offense 181 401
Turnovers 0 0
Penalties-Yards 8-37 10-100
3rd Downs 3-15 7-18
Time of Possession 24:51 35:09
Full Statistics

WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior linebacker Nick McBeath totaled 13 tackles with two tackles for loss, to lead the Holy Cross football team to a 24-10 victory Georgetown at Fitton Field. The Crusaders improve to 3-6 overall and 2-2 in the Patriot League with the win, while the Hoyas fall to 1-7 on the season and 0-3 in the conference.

Georgetown opened the scoring with a 24-yard field goal by Brad Hurst at the 3:02-mark of the first quarter following a blocked punt. Holy Cross came back with 13 unanswered second quarter points to take a 13-3 advantage at halftime. Senior tailback Gabe Guild scored on a one-yard run, while freshman placekicker Jackson McLarty added field goals of 29 and 31 yards.

In the third quarter, the Hoyas used a 14-yard touchdown pass from Gunther Johnson to Tommy Jesson to make the score 13-10. But the Crusaders then put the game away in the fourth quarter with a 24-yard McLarty field goal and a one-yard scoring run by senior quarterback Peter Pujals.

 

WEEKLY AWARDS:

  • Following the contest, McBeath received the Edward N. Anderson Award as the Most Valuable Player of the Crusaders’ Family Weekend game.
  • McBeath was selected also as the Man of the Match presented by the United States Marines, after reaching double-figures in tackles for the fifth time this season.
  • Senior offensive lineman Nick Piker earned the SERVPRO of South Worcester In the Trenches Lineman of the Game award.
  • Piker was part of an offensive line which paved the way for Holy Cross to total 401 yards and 23 first downs on the afternoon.

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • The Crusaders outgained the Hoyas in total yards 401-181, including a 141-0 advantage in rushing yards.
  • Pujals finished the day by hitting on 25 of 38 passes for 257 yards.
  • Senior wide receiver Blaise Bell had a team-best six receptions for 66 yards, while sophomore tailback Domenic Cozier rushed eight times for 55 yards.

  

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • The 181 yards of total offense by Georgetown were the least allowed by Holy Cross this season.
  • The Crusaders are now just one game out of first place in the Patriot League with two games remaining to play.

  

UP NEXT:

  • Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, Nov. 4, when it travels to Fordham for a 1:00 p.m. game.

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