Football - Sat, Sep. 29, 2012
Gatorade baths are usually postseason moments, which
might have been a part of why Saturday's caught Georgetown College football
coach Bill Cronin off guard. However, his players rallied behind him while his coaching
staff gathered to congratulate him on victory 150.
"I usually have better footwork than that," Cronin joked
about being able to get out of the way. "I was sort of caught by surprised. It
was definitely cold."
The No. 3 Tigers (5-0) handed Bethel University (2-3) a
63-21 loss at Toyota Stadium on iHigh Field for the century and a half wins.
GC football has been one of the most consistent programs
over the past 15 years under the leadership of Bill Cronin and his staff.
Assistants Bruce Owens, Craig Mullins and Steve Hill have also been here all
15-plus seasons on the sidelines, while Marty Park started as a player for the
first four then joined the coaching staff for the past 12.
"A lot of people are involved in this," Cronin said. "The
coaches have been terrific and stood by me. We don't have this record without
all the players that have come through this program, too many for me to even
attempt to name."
The Tigers opened a 28-7 lead early in the second quarter
and never really looked back. The Wildcats seemed to gain momentum just before
halftime with their second score, but GC quickly put up two touchdowns of its
own to end that threat.
"To give up seven and get 14 back, that was huge," Cronin
said. "After they scored we drove the field on a draw play to (Logan) Osborne
that went 70 yards. Then we got the ball back and we were thinking field goal,
but punched it in then. I think that was the real back breaker."
Despite giving up three scores, GC defense continued to
smoother opponents. The unit held BU to 18 first downs, 41 yards on the ground
and 212 passing yards. Most of that triple digit mark was the result of 70-yard
touchdown pass from Will Masoud to Cole Delano.
Offensively, the Tigers found their rhythm again putting
up the most points since scoring 77 in the season opener. The ground attack
accounted for five scores, Neal Pawsat threw for three and the defense found
the endzone as well.
One of the sweeter scores for GC's veteran coach was to
see his son Cory Cronin put up six early in the game.
"It was great to see him score his first collegiate
touchdown this past week, but his score this week was really special," Cronin
said. "He had great vision and made the moves to get in the endzone."
Georgetown hits the road to play Campbellsville
University (1-4) next Saturday.