Georgetown Football Looks for 2-0 Patriot League Start
Hoyas travel to Holy Cross to take on the Crusaders on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Sept. 7, 2005
Georgetown at Holy Cross
Saturday, September 10, 2005
Fitton Field (23,500)
Complete Game Notes
Game Notes at Holy Cross, 9/10/05
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Tickets $11- adults, $8 - senior citizens, $5 - children
Today's game can be heard through the Holy Cross athletics web site in conjunction with SportsJuice.com. Bob Fouracre (play-by-play) and Tom Kelleher (color analyst) will be on the call.
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Battle for 2-0
Saturday's matchup features the best offense against the best defense from week one. Georgetown held down Bucknell on their way to a 19-16 overtime road win, while Holy Cross scored eight touchdowns on their way to a 56-21 home win over non-conference foe Sacred Heart. The Hoyas held the Bison to only 274 yards (50 yards passing), while the Crusaders totaled a league-high 437 yards of total offense.
In the preseason, the league coaches voted these two teams to finish in the bottom of the Patriot League. Saturday allows one of these teams to prove the voters wrong and improve to 2-0. This game will mark the first league game for Holy Cross, but provides an opportunity for the Hoyas to match the most Patriot League wins they have ever had in a single season.
Both teams forced four turnovers of their opponents last weekend, however the Hoyas committed three of their own, while the Crusaders stayed mistake free. Georgetown forced four fumbles, all in the second half and overtime, led by two from junior Alex Buzbee. Meanwhile, Holy Cross would pick off three Sacred Heart passes in the win.
Last week, each team was recognized with league player of the week honors, as Georgetown sophomore kicker Eric Bjonerud earned the special teams and Holy Cross' Steve Silva took home the offensive.
Last season, the Crusaders edged the Hoyas in overtime, 19-16 at Harbin Field in both team's season finale. The win widened Holy Cross' lead in the series to 10-7 and continuing a five game winning streak against Georgetown. All-time, the Hoyas are 5-4 in Worcester, having last won there in 1999, also marking the last time the Hoyas beat the Crusaders.
Saturday's game is also Holy Cross' homecoming, meaning that the Johnny Turco Memorial Trophy is on the line, presented annually to the most outstanding player in the game.