Sept. 27, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senior quarterback Dominic Randolph (Amelia, Ohio) completed 25 of 39 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns, to lead the Holy Cross football team to a 38-14 victory over Georgetown at the Multi-Sport Field. Randolph also rushed for a score, and finished the game with 294 yards of total offense. Holy Cross improves to 1-2 overall and 1-0 in the Patriot League with the win, while the Hoyas fall to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the conference.
Holy Cross opened the scoring at the 11:41-mark of the first quarter, on a one-yard touchdown run by Randolph. Later in the first period, the Crusaders increased their lead to 14-0 on a 14-yard scoring pass from Randolph to senior wide receiver Brett McDermott (Mansfield, Mass.) at the 3:38-mark.
Georgetown scored its first points of the game midway through the second quarter, when a tipped pass was intercepted by Nick Parrish and returned 95 yards for a touchdown. But the Crusaders came back to score 10 more points before halftime, increasing their lead to 24-7. Senior tailback Terrance Gass (Sicklerville, N.J.) had a 12-yard touchdown run, then senior placekicker Matt Partain (Libertyville, Ill.) added a 40-yard field goal.
Holy Cross scored another touchdown early in the third quarter on an 11-yard pass from Randolph to sophomore wide receiver Luke Chmielinski (Walpole, Mass.). The Hoyas scored the game's next points early in the fourth quarter, when Parrish picked off another deflected pass and brought it back 31 yards for a touchdown. But the Crusaders responded on their next possession, putting the game away with an 11-yard scoring pass from Randolph to senior wide receiver Jon Brock (Acworth, Ga.).
Gass finished the game with 135 yards on 24 carries, while McDermott led all receivers with five catches for 39 yards. Georgetown's James Brady hit on 15 of 30 passes for 128 yards, but was intercepted three times.
The Crusader defense forced five total turnovers on the day, while allowing just 199 yards of total offense. Senior cornerback Kyle Mushaweh (Woodbury, Conn.) led the way with three interceptions, while junior linebacker Andrew Cialino (Medford, N.J.) had a team-best eight tackles.
Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 4, when it travels to Yale for a 12:30 p.m. game.