Georgetown News
Football - Sat, Sep. 6, 2008

McKendree University spoiled Georgetown College's season home opener with a 19-17 win at Toyota Stadium on Saturday.

McKendree University spoiled Georgetown College's season home opener with a 19-17 win at Toyota Stadium on Saturday.

Georgetown led at the half 7-0 after quarterback Mike Lewis found James Storts in the end-zone with a nine yard pass midway in the second quarter.

McKendree's first points came with 9:29 left to play in the third quarter when Zach Atkins caught a pass at the 50 yard line and ran it in for a total play of 85 yards to even the score. Georgetown countered on the next drive with an eight-yard touchdown run by junior Nik Blair.

The Bearcats' offense centered on a successful rushing game netting 218 yards in 40 carries. Shane McBride led with 79 yards in five attempts, including a career long 65-yard touchdown to make it 14-14 in the third quarter.

The Tigers settled for a 19-yard field goal by Dempsey Schlueter after a 14 play possession in the fourth quarter but later a Schlueter punt was blocked by McKendree's Antonio Greer for a safety. The Bearcats followed with a field goal at 2:24 left in the game. After Georgetown had a four and out final drive, McKendree was able to run the clock out on the final possession.

 
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