Brown Hammers Georgetown 37-10
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The last time the Brown football team visited Georgetown, they christened the Hoyas’ new stadium with a 34-3 thumping of the home team. Saturday, in their second trip to our nation’s capital, the Bears beat the Hoyas again.
Brown jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead thanks to solid play on offense, defense and special teams. The “D” held Georgetown to 3 and out on its opening drive moving them backwards. After a short punt, Brown set up on offense at the Georgetown 41.
Five plays later, senior QB Patrick Donnelly (20-32 for 188 yards, 2 TD 0 INT) hit junior TE Andrew Marks from 7 yards out for a 7-0 Brown lead.
After another solid defensive stand, the Bears took over at the Georgetown 44. Six plays later, Alexander Norocea split the uprights from 22-yards out for a 10-0 advantage.
Georgetown would answer with a 10-0 run of their own to tie the game at 10-10 early in the second. The Hoyas could have been up 14-10 were it not for a fantastic goal line stand by the Brown defense.
Georgetown had the ball first and goal from about 1-inch outside of the goal line. Three runs later, they were still about an inch away from the endzone and decided to settle for a field goal.
Brown finished the first half with a 10-0 run highlighted by an 18-yard touchdown run by Spiro Thedhosi. Theodhosi finished the afternoon with 142 yards and 1 TD on 21 carries (6.8 yards per carry).
Brown dominated the third quarter thanks to outstanding play by the defense. Brown’s “D” held Georgetown to a pair of 3 and outs and then intercepted Hoyas QB Steve Skon one play after they had fumbled it away to the Hoyas themselves. Junior LB Ade Oyalowo made the pick.
Brown’s defense did not yield a single first down to Georgetown in the second half. They finished the game with 15 tackles for a loss, 5 sacks and 3 interceptions.
In the 4th quarter, Brown’s special teams got into the act as John Bumpus blocked a Matt Maczura punt which Matt Shannon recovered in the endzone putting the Bears up 34-10.
Brown won going away 37-10.With the win, Brown improves to (2-1) on the season setting up a showdown in Kingston next Saturday with (0-4) URI for the Governor’s Cup. Kickoff is at 1pm.