Senior quarterback Tim Barnes suffered a injury late in the first quarter, sending the Hoyas' hopes for this game into yet another tailspin, as Columbia walked over the Hoyas 35-14 at Wien Stadium today in the third installment of the Lou Little Cup game.Georgetown started off strong in the early moments of the game, driving 47 yards in nine plays to set up Brad Hurst for a 50 yard field goal, which fell short. But after holding the Lions on 4th and one at the GU 35, Barnes led the Hoyas back into Light Blue territory, with a pair of passes keying an eight play drive that drove to the Columbia 26 before stalling and settling for a Hurst field goal attempt from 44 yards. Hurst's second attempt went wide, a pair of opportunities that Georgetown would not get the rest of the afternoon.
GEORGETOWN COLUMBIA First downs 12 25 Rushed-yards 22-2 44-189 Passing yards 255 158 Sacked-yards lost 2-22 0-0 Passes 17-31-0 20-35-1 Punts 5-45.0 5-44.8 Fumbles-lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-yards 8-90 4-45 Time of possession 24:09 35:51
Well, the head of the Jack the Bulldog mascot didn't make it to Times Square, but Saturday's Georgetown-Columbia game made a rare appearance on ESPN College Gameday.
The popular pre-game show was broadcast this week at Times Square, an unusual departure from its regular stops at college campuses. Given the fact that Georgetown-Columbia was the only scheduled game in New York City today, the panelists picked the game. The results:
Former Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard didn't know that Georgetown played football, but said he knew about Georgetown from Patrick Ewing and thus chose the Hoyas.
Celebrity guest Keegan-Michael Key picked Columbia.
Former Indiana coach Lee Corso picked Columbia.
Former Ohio State QB Kirk Herbstreit called to the show's resident stats expert, Chris "Bear" Fallica, who advised him to go with Georgetown.
In one of the biggest announcements for Georgetown Football in the Patriot League era, University officials announced that the September 30 game with Harvard has been moved to RFK Stadium.
I am very excited to have the opportunity for our student-athletes to play in historic RFK Stadium against a quality Ivy League opponent in Harvard University," said head coach Rob Sgarlata in a GUHoyas.com release. "We constantly talk about Defending the District and are committed to recruiting the local student-athletes from the talent-rich DMV area. This game will provide an incredible opportunity to showcase our program while competing against one of the top academic and athletic programs in the country. I am looking forward to seeing the local and national Hoya football family at RFK for the game."
"It is great to be playing at RFK Stadium in one my favorite and most historic cities on the continent," said Harvard coach Tim Murphy
The game marks Georgetown's first off-campus home game in 67 years. The Hoyas lost 7-6 to George Washington at Griffith Stadium on November 25, 1950.
"The historic stadium provides an enhanced platform for these student-athletes to have an experience that will last a lifetime and we're happy to partner with Georgetown and Harvard to create memories for the players, students, alumni and fans," said Erik Moses, senior vice president and managing director of Events DC, which manages the stadium and the nearby DC Armory.
While the game will not reach RFK's capacity (45,696), there are opportunities to reach a larger segment of fans than those who see the Hoyas on-campus, and to provide tailgating opportunities not available in the Georgetown area. RFK Stadium is located on the Metrorail Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines, and includes more than 8,000 parking spaces adjacent to the stadium at 23rd and East Capitol Street.
Tickets are favorably priced at $7 and $12 and are available through Ticketmaster.
Georgetown's top 10 home crowds to date have all been in the era prior to 1950. Its largest on-campus crowd was on November 20, 1965, where a crowd of 9,002 packed Kehoe Field to see Georgetown play Fordham.
Owing to the size of Cooper Field, the nation's smallest Division I stadium, Georgetown has not played before more than 3,500 since the unfinished structure was erected in 2005.
|11/16/1929||T||0||0||West Virginia||Griffith Stadium||20,000|
|10/17/1941||W||25||0||George Washington||Griffith Stadium||18,000|
|10/28/1939||W||7||0||George Washington||Griffith Stadium||17,500|
|11/2/1946||W||18||6||George Washington||Griffith Stadium||16,556|
|10/4/1946||L||0||6||Wake Forest||Griffith Stadium||16,000|
|10/19/1940||W||46||4||Virginia Tech||Griffith Stadium||15,000|
|11/23/1940||W||8||0||George Washington||Griffith Stadium||14,000|