Jackson Saffold
Rafael Suanes/Georgetown Univ.
7
Georgetown GU 1-4
35
BROWN BRWN 1-2
Score By Quarters
Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F
GU Georgetown 0 0 7 0 7
BRWN BROWN 14 7 7 7 35

Game Recap: Football |

Hoyas Falter at Brown

PROVIDENCE – The Georgetown University football team rushed for 248 yards, its most in a game since 2014, but dropped its final nonconference game, 35-7, to Brown University on Saturday afternoon at Brown Stadium in Providence, Rhode Island. With the loss, the Hoyas fall to 1-4 on the year while the Bears improve to 1-2.
 
Gunther Johnson (Anthem, Ariz. / Boulder Creek / Arizona) completed 11 passes for 73 yards, while rushing 11 more times for 60 yards. Jackson Saffold (Orlando, Fla. / Timber Creek) led the rushing attack with a career-high 82 yards on 16 carries. Joshua Tomas (University Park, Ill. / Crete-Monee) totaled 127 all-purpose yards, including 57 yards on the ground, 67 kick return yards and three receiving yards.
 
Blaise Brown (New Orleans, La. / St. Augustine / Loomis Chaffee) led the defense with eight tackles, while Wes Bowers (Fort Washington, Md. / Bishop McNamara) added seven. Khristian Tate (Warner Robins, Ga. / Covenant Academy) finished with six tackles and one of Georgetown's two sacks.
 
Brown put together a pair of long drives in the first quarter, eating up nearly 12 minutes off the clock on possessions of 12 and 16 plays. The Bears took a 14-0 lead on two short touchdowns, one passing and one rushing.
 
After a fumble on a punt, Brown took advantage of a short field to extend its lead to 21-0 early in the second quarter.
 
The score remained the same at the midway point, before the Hoyas opened the second half with an eight-play, 74-yard drive. Saffold rushed five times for 36 yards and Johnson added 25 yards on two designed runs before Tomas punched it in the end zone on a 17-yard run to cut the deficit to 21-7.
 
Brown answered right back with 76-yard drive to go back up by three touchdowns, 28-7, midway through the third quarter. 
 
Georgetown had its chances in the second half, accumulating nearly 250 yards of total offense in the final 30 minutes, including almost 200 yards on the ground. However, multiple promising drives stalled in Brown territory when GU could not convert fourth down plays.
 
The Bears added a score in the final minute of the fourth quarter to provide the final margin, 35-7.
 
The Hoyas will remain on the road to open up their 18th season in Patriot League play at Fordham University. Kickoff on Saturday, Oct. 6 is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the Bronx, New York.
 
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