Saturday, September 15, 2012

Hoyas Fall Short Versus Yale

RB Nick Campanella (10) carries and fumbles against Yale

5 for 5. The Yale Bulldogs have opened up the past five seasons by playing Georgetown, and five times the Hoyas have gone down swinging. Junior quarterback Aaron Aiken drove the Hoyas deep into Bulldogs territory with less than a minute remaining, but Yale DB Collin Bibb intercepted an Aiken pass in the end zone to secure a 24-21 win. The loss marked the third straight year that Yale (1-0) has beaten a 2-0 Hoya squad. Eerie.

The Hoyas (2-1) had plenty of chances, but couldn't overcome four turnovers (including three fumbles.) To make matters worse, kicker Matt MacZura missed two first-half field goals (both from short distance) after kicking the game-winning field goal in last week’s exciting win over Wagner. Those miscues wasted a star performance by Hoyas CB Jeremy Moore, who had 12 tackles, a forced fumble and recovery, 2 interceptions and a touchdown (on a 41 yard pickoff return.) Aiken ran for 77 yards but managed only 94 passing yards on 11 of 25 attempts and one interception.

The Hoyas try to get back on track, next week at Princeton (televised on ESPNU... the first time the Hoyas have been featured on the channel.) The Hoyas return to Multi-Sport Field on September 29th to take on Brown in the Hoyas' annual Homecoming game.

Click here for today's box score.