Georgetown's rankings among 123 Division I-AA schools are posted as the last week of the regular season, where the Hoyas ranked last nationally in third down conversion and last in offensive time of possession.

Statistic Rank Value
Scoring Offense 119th 12.5
Points Allowed 71st 26.4
Rushing Offense 120th 59.5
Passing Offense 84th 182.6
Total Offense 118th 242.1
Rushing Defense 55th 147.5
Passing Defense 83rd 230.4
Total Defense 70th 377.8
Turnover Margin 89th -5
3rd Down Conversion Pct 123rd 18.2%
4th Down Conversion Pct 83rd 31.6%
Net Punting 77th 35.1
Punt Returns 95th 5.58
Kickoff Returns 29th 21.7
First Downs Offense 122nd 126
First Downs Defense 109th 242
Time of Possession 123rd 24:39
 
 
 

Despite giving up an interception for touchdown on its first play from scrimmage, the Colgate Red Raiders were never challenged as they extended Georgetown's season-ending losing streak to 10 straight, 35-10, at Cooper Field.

Early returns were promising but fleeting. The Hoyas broke its two game scoreless streak when DT Khristian Tate read an opening pass from freshman QB Grant Brenneman and ran it back 29 yards for the score, 7-0. Following a seven play drive where the Hoyas held the ball on downs in Colgate territory, the Hoyas drove inside the Colgate 20 and settled for a 36 yard field goal, 10-0. The 25 yard drive was Georgetown's longest of the day and their last serious scoring opportunity for the remainder of the game.

The Red Raiders went back to work. Converting for 15 yards on a 3rd and 11 late in the first quarter, Colgate drove for just under eight minutes on a 13 play, 68 yard drive, with RB James Holland rushing five yards for the score. After a three and out, Colgate punt returner Tyler Castillo returned the ball 52 yards inside the Georgetown 25. The Hoyas appeared to catch a major break when Jelani Williamson picked off Brenneman at the eight yard line, but the interception was waived off by a Georgetown penalty. Three plays later, the Red Raiders were ahead to stay, when Brenneman found WR Thomas Ives with a short pass, 14-10.

Two series later, the Hoyas dug themselves a deeper hole. On a third and ten deep in its territory Gunther Johnson threw a wobbly pass that was picked off at the GU 42, giving the Red Raiders time for a five play drive to go up 21-10 at the break.

The disparity continued after halftime. Colgate scored on its first two drives of the half, consuming over 12 minutes of the third quarter clock. An Alex Matthews run and Thomas Ives' one handed catch in the corner of the end zone brought the score to 35-10, and two red zone possessions were averted by a fumble recovery at the GU 10 and a missed field goal late in the quarter. Georgetown never got closer than the Colgate 49 yard line since the opening offensive drive of the first half.

The statistics are grim for the Georgetown offense. The Hoyas managed six first downs all afternoon, four by halftime, none in the third quarter and two in the fourth quarter. Its time of possession, 16:05, represents one of the lowest ever recorded in the Division I-AA/FCS subdivision. The Hoyas held the ball for just 6:15 in the entire second half, with predictable results.

Returning from injury to play in his final collegiate game, QB Tim Barnes was just 8 of 20 for 71 yards. Gunther Johnson continued his season-long slide, passing only 3 for 6 for 29 yards and one interception before a shoulder injury recalled Barnes from the bench. The Hoyas managed only 39 yards on the ground all afternoon, with Isaac Ellsworth accounting for 31 of the 39 yards. GU's 280 yards of punting was twice that of its total yardage, a remarkable number given that Georgetown suffered only one sack for a total loss of -8 yards.

Georgetown's 10th consecutive loss is the second longest in school history, trailing only the 12 game streak of the end of the 2008 season and all 11 games in 2009. The Hoyas have posted consecutive 0-6 records in the Patriot League for the first time since the 2008 and 2009 seasons. And with the departure of 27 seniors, a long off-season awaits.

Game statistics:


                             COLGATE       GEORGETOWN
First downs                       21                6
Rushed-yards                  53-241            14-39
Passing yards                    137              101
Sacked-yards lost                1-8              1-4
Passes                       16-23-1          11-27-1
Punts                         1-36.0           6-46.7
Fumbles-lost                     2-1              0-0
Penalties-yards                 4-25             5-57 
Time of possession             43:55            16:05
Points off turnovers               7                7
 

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