Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hoyas Lay an Egg in Season-Finale

Hoyas QB Cameron MacPherson (19) 

It wasn't the best way to end a season. The Georgetown Hoyas literally came up empty against the previously 1-9 Holy Cross Crusaders today, losing 24-0 in the season-finale for both teams. After back-to-back conference wins over Lafayette and Bucknell, the Hoyas (5-6) missed out on their second straight winning season... at home, and on Senior Day to boot.

As they've done all season, the Hoyas played QB carousel: Junior Aaron Aiken, sophomore Stephen Skon and freshman Cameron MacPherson all took a shot at leading the Hoyas offense... None succeeded. The Hoyas managed just 196 yards of total offense (vs. 345 for Holy Cross) and allowed five sacks. It was the first time Georgetown has been held scoreless since 2009, when Lehigh served up a 27-0 shutout during the Hoyas' disastrous 0-11 campaign.

For senior LB Robert McCabe, it was business as usual (score notwithstanding.) The 6'2 team captain registered 15 tackles, his 19th consecutive game with 10+ tackles. He became the first Hoya to finish his career with 400 tackles (407) and the total led all of Division I FCS for the season.

The forecast for next season looks much brighter, despite the loss of 17 seniors. Hopefully, the Hoyas can avoid a repeat of this year's injury bug (especially at QB) and challenge for their first Patriot League title.

Click here for today's box score.