Saturday, November 10, 2012

Hoyas' D Stifles Bucknell 10-3

Hoyas QB Stephen Skon (8) passes in 10-3 win

The late, great Bear Bryant used to say, "Offense sells tickets. Defense wins championships." After today's hard-fought 10-3 win over conference rival BucknellGeorgetown Hoyas' head coach Kevin Kelly may want to pony up a saying or two of his own. When you hold your opponent to just 168 total yards and a field goal, you've certainly earned the right to speak your piece.

The Hoyas won their second straight game after a four-game losing streak, evening their record at 5-5. Georgetown wraps up their 2012 season next Saturday when they host the Holy Cross Crusaders, who fell to 1-9 after losing a 31-30 heartbreaker to Wagner earlier today. Without jinxing anyone, it appears the Hoyas have a great chance to finish with a winning record for the second year in a row.

Sophomore QB Stephen Skon connected on 19 of 29 passing attempts for 231 yards, including the game's lone touchdown... a 28-yard scoring strike to wideout Kevin Macari with 6:37 left in the first half. Kicker Matt MacZura missed two field goals (39 and 29,) but connected on a 20-yarder in the first quarter to put Georgetown up 3-0. The Hoyas' defense took over from there, holding the Bison without a point until Sean Cobelli's 37-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

Macari led all receivers with 71 yards on 7 catches, while freshman running back Jo'el Kimpela scampered for 98 yards rushing on 19 carries, including a long of 20. Overall, the Hoyas outgained Bucknell 356-168 in total yards. With the loss, Bucknell falls to 2-8 on the season, 0-5 in the Patriot League. Meanwhile, Georgetown improves their conference record to 2-2.

Click here for today's box score.