WASHINGTON, D.C. – Scott Darby completed 26 of 44 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown, to lead Georgetown to a 17-7 victory over the Holy Cross football team at the Multi-Sport Field. The Crusaders fall to 1-3 on the season and 0-1 in the Patriot League, while the Hoyas improve to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference.
After a scoreless first half, Georgetown had the ball to open the third quarter and drove to the Holy Cross 24-yard line. But the Crusader defense then forced a fumble by Darby, which was recovered by senior defensive end Mude Ohimor (Stoughton, Mass.) and returned to the Georgetown 41-yard line. Five plays later, senior quarterback Ryan Taggart (Bedford, Texas) threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Gerald Mistretta (Brooklyn, N.Y.) to make the score 7-0.
The Hoyas put their first points on the board on their next possession, with a 31-yard field goal by Brett Weiss. Georgetown next claimed a 10-7 lead on a seven-yard touchdown run by Philip Oladeji with 8:23 left in the fourth quarter. The Hoyas then concluded he scoring with an eight-yard touchdown pass from Darby to John O'Leary with 2:46 remaining.
Taggart completed 22 of 34 passes on the day for 163 yards with one touchdown and one interception, while senior wide receiver Luke Chmielinski (Walpole, Mass.) had a team-best six receptions for 36 yards. Junior linebacker Ricky Otis (Cleves, Ohio) led the defense with 16 total tackles and a pass breakup.
The Crusaders return to action next Saturday, Oct. 2, when they play host to Fordham at 1:00 p.m.