In their final game of the season and on Senior Day, the Georgetown football team (5-6, 2-3 Patriot League) failed in their attempt for consecutive winning seasons, as they lost in blowout fashion to Jesuit rival Holy Cross (2-9, 2-3 Patriot League) 24-0.
The Crusaders dominated the Hoyas throughout the game, especially on defense, as they held the Hoyas to just 196 yards of total offense. The Hoyas punted on 11 of their 13 possessions and never crossed the Crusaders’ 35-yard line.
“It’s kind of an understatement to say that they took it to us,” said Head Coach Kevin Kelly. “It wasn’t a very good day for the Hoyas.”
Once again the Hoyas played musical chairs at quarterback, giving junior Aaron Aiken, sophomore Stephen Skon, and freshman Cameron MacPherson snaps under the center in an effort to provide a spark to a struggling offense that only gained 96 yards through the air.
In contrast, the Holy Cross quarterback platoon of Ryan Laughlin and Steven Elder was very effective for the methodical Crusader offense, which possessed the ball for 34:14 of the game. Laughlin completed 12-of-15 passes with 1 touchdown pass, while Elder matched the touchdown output, completing 7-of 10 passes in the process. Holy Cross wide receiver Gerald Mistretta also had three touchdowns on the day, two receiving and one rushing.