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Georgetown College football used its opening three drives for 21 points and never looked back against University of Pikeville on a cold Saturday afternoon. The No. 17 Tigers rolled 48-13 to improve to 4-3 on the season and 2-1 in the Mid-South Conference East.
"The offense worked well and the defense continued to be solid," said GC coach Bill Cronin. "We need to keep taking steps forward and this felt like a good step."
Pawsat almost equaled his feat from earlier in the season against Bethel University. The junior quarterback threw for a touchdown, 21-of-30 for 232 yards, and ran for two more. He got a bit banged up in the third quarter and gave way to sophomore Tanner Evans.
Evans did not miss a beat; first play from scrimmage was a 21-yard touchdown strike. He finished 6-of-10 with 106 yards.
Defensively the Tigers looked dominant. They allowed just 222 yards through three quarters and two scores. When the game opened, Georgetown took its drive 65 yards for a score. UPike responded with a 67-yard touchdown reception on a third down that seemed to put this game on the 2010 shootout at Toyota Stadium.
However, the special teams blocked the extra point and ignited the Tigers for the rest of the game. GC took its next possession down for a 14-6 advantage. The defense held and after the third score the game was never in doubt.
UPike did pull within 14 one more time, 27-13, late in the second quarter, but the Tigers responded with a Zach Sowder touchdown with 34 seconds to go.
GC scored twice in the third quarter for the final margin of victory.
Tigers stay at home, hosting Bluefield College at 1:30 pm Saturday on Greek Day.