The Georgetown football team (5-5, 2-2 Patriot League) crawled its way back to .500 after winning a 10-3 defensive slugfest Saturday afternoon against Bucknell (2-8, 0-5 Patriot League) at MultiSport Facility.
Freshman quarterback Kyle Nolan went down on the team’s second series and was replaced by sophomore Stephen Skon. The Long Island gunslinger did enough to earn a win, completing 19 of 29 passes for 231 yards, with one touchdown and an interception.
“Our kids came with a great and aggressive attitude today,” Head Coach Kevin Kelly. “I’m really proud of our guys — their back was to the wall, and they fought back.”
GU looked like the fresher and stronger of the two sides from the onset. The defense, in what became a consistent pattern, forced a three-and-out and a quick punt on Bucknell’s opening drive.
A strong return by sophomore wide receiver Kevin Macari then set the Hoyas up with prime field position at the Bison 32-yard line. Taking advantage of a roughing-the-passer penalty, the Blue and Gray were set up with 1st & goal, but Nolan could not find the end zone. Nonetheless, a 20-yard Matt Maczura field goal was good, putting Georgetown up 3-0 almost right away.