Comeback Attempt Falls Short in Hoyas 17-13 Loss to Colgate

Oct. 17, 2015

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WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (3-4, 1-1 Patriot League) scored all 13 of its points in the fourth quarter, but the comeback attempt fell short as the Hoyas ran out of time in a 17-13 loss to the Colgate University Raiders (3-4, 2-0 Patriot League) on Saturday afternoon at Cooper Field.

The Hoyas, who trailed 17-0 at the end of the third quarter, got a pair of 37-yard field goals from junior placekicker Henry Darmstadter (Alexandria, Va./George Mason) sandwiched around a 10-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Kyle Nolan (Branford, Conn./Branford[Choate Rosemary Hall]) that resulted from a recovered onside kick.

Overall the Georgetown defense forced three turnovers, as senior defensive end Hunter Kiselick (Nutley, N.J./Bergen Catholic) recovered two fumbles. Freshman Brennen Sawicki (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Scioto) had a career-high 12 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss and a forced fumble. Junior linebacker Leo Loughrey (Glenshaw, Pa./Central Catholic) had a game-high 14 tackles, while senior cornerback Ettian Scott (Okinawa, Japan/Northside[N.C.]) had four pass breakups.

Senior running back Jo'el Kimpela (Kinshasa, D.R. Congo) paced the offense with 104 yards on 22 carries, and an additional 23 yards on three receptions. Junior wide receiver Justin Hill (Pittsburgh, Pa./Montour) had eight catches for 98 yards.

Colgate's offense found the end zone on its second possession of the game, driving 48 yards in five plays, with running back James Holland powering in from eight yards out to take a 7-0 lead with 5:41 left in the first quarter.

The Raiders drove into GU territory again early in the second quarter, but senior linebacker Matt Satchell (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East) stripped Holland and recovered the fumble. Kiselick would recover his first fumble of the day on Colgate's next possession, but GU was unable to capitalize on either turnover.

Holland scored again for the Raiders midway through the second quarter, this time on a two-yard run, to take a 14-0 lead. They added a 39-yard field goal off the foot of Jonah Bowman with one second remaining in the second to take a 17-0 lead into halftime.

Darmstadter put GU on the board less than one minute into the fourth quarter to cap a seven-play, 46-yard drive that started late in the third quarter. Momentum seemed to shift as freshman wide receiver Brandon Williams (Germantown, Md./Northwest) recovered junior placekicker Ben Priddy's (Davidsonville, Md./Severn) onside kick. Four plays later Nolan rushed into the end zone to bring GU within seven points, at 17-10, with 12:38 left in the game.

The Hoyas defense forced Colgate to punt less than one minute later, setting up a 15-play 57 yard drive that resulted in another Darmstadter field goal. It would be GU's last possession, as Colgate ran the last four and a half minutes off the clock to hand Georgetown its first Patriot League loss of the season.

NOTES: The Georgetown football program celebrated Friends of Jaclyn Day on Saturday, as FOJ adoptees Elijah and Jackson were on hand for pre-game meal and the coin toss. They were also recognized at halftime along with Friends of Jaclyn founder Denis Murphy.

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