Georgetown News
Football - Mon, Nov. 6, 2006

Two touchdowns in the first seven minutes paved the way for No. 9 Georgetown's eighth win in nine games, a 41-10 win over Pikeville College Saturday afternoon.

Two touchdowns in the first seven minutes paved the way for No. 9 Georgetown's eighth win in nine games, a 41-10 win over Pikeville College Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers are 4-0 in the Mid-South Conference East Division and can clinch the regular-season crown with a win next Saturday when they host the University of the Cumberlands in the regular-season finale.

Georgetown had 439 total yards on Saturday, scoring two touchdowns each in the air and on the ground. Pikeville, meanwhile, netted only 90 yards in the air and finished with a mere 210 yards of offense.

Georgetown scored the first two touchdowns of the game. Senior quarterback Jeff Smith found junior Brian Piper for a 34-yard score with 10:34 remaining in the first, followed by a four-yard run by sophomore fullback Kyle Howe. Sophomore Dempsey Schlueter hit both PATs for a 14-0 lead with eight minutes left in the first period.

Pikeville (3-6, 1-3) got on the scoreboard before the period ended when Chip English hit Larry Shaw from four yards out with 2:52 left. The pass ended the most productive drive of the day for the Bears, covering 75 yards on 10 plays and taking 4:56 off the clock.

But Georgetown answered early in the second period when junior Clay Hamblen ripped off a 76-yard punt return for a score for a 21-7 lead with 12:33 remaining.

The Bears scored again at the 7:36 mark when Kyle Chilton booted a 34-yard field goal to make it 21-10. From there, however, it was all Tigers.

Georgetown scored twice before the half, on a three-yard run by Howe and a 32-yard field goal to end the half by Schlueter, making it 31-10 at the break.

After a scoreless third period, Smith found Howe from 13 yards out on the first play of the fourth period and Schlueter booted a 39-yard field goal with 1:37 remaining to end the scoring.

Freshman De'von Joseph continued his remarkable rookie season, carrying 25 times for 116 yards. The Ladson, S.C., product will enter next week's season finale at West Virginia Tech needing 113 yards to become the third tailback in school history with 1,000 for a season.

Unfortunately, the rest of the team wasn't as successful, gaining only four yards on seven carries.

English was 15-of-34 for 90 yards with the score and an interception. The only other pass was on a fake punt by senior Don Paul Branham.

His favorite target on the day was Claudale Davis, who had 44 yards on five catches.

Georgetown had 10 different players carry the football, picking up 183 yards on 42 rushes. The balanced attack - which saw three Tigers net at least 44 yards - was paced by junior C.J. Sullivan's 54 yards on only six tries. Howe, who scored both rushing touchdowns, had 44 yards on eight carries.

Smith was 16-of-34 in the air for 259 and the touchdowns, while sub Andy Ahrens was 1-of-4, with the completion going for a three-yard loss.

Piper had 55 yards on four catches with the score. Senior David Penland had 58 yards on only two catches.

Freshman Kenny Harris led the defensive charge for the Bears, with nine of his 12 tackles being solos. He had two for loss of 10 yards and one of three Pikeville sacks. Teammate Ryan Brown had eight tackles including a sack, while senior Jason Wolf finished with six.

Georgetown had six players with at least four tackles, led by Clay Hamblen's six, with four solos. He also had a fumble recovery, an interception and broke up two passes in addition to the punt return for a touchdown.

 
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