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It was an unexpected beginning as West Virginia Tech's offense, that had been held to 42 total points on the year, scored on the first drive of the game. But it didn't last long as #9 Georgetown beat the Golden Bears 61-12.It was an unexpected beginning as West Virginia Tech's offense, that had been held to 42 total points on the year, scored on the first drive of the game. But it didn't last long as #9 Georgetown beat the Golden Bears 61-12.
West Virginia Tech's opening drive of seven plays resulted in a 21-yard pass from Demetrius Randolph to Gary Johnway. The extra point was blocked by Georgetown's Robert Catron and they went on to score 38 unanswered points, including two rushing touchdowns by John Keene, to lead 36-6 at halftime.
The second half was much of the same as Georgetown scored in the third quarter on a 16-yard pass from Jeff Smith to Kyle Zaharias and a 24-yard field goal by Dempsey Schlueter, his second of the day after connecting on a 37-yarder in the first half. Schlueter, a sophomore from Dry Ridge, KY, is perfect on the year in both field goals (8/8) and extra points (37/37). Overall, the Tigers connected on 21 of 30 passes for a total of 317 yards and added 34 carries for 153 yards.
"They just gave us the pass," said Georgetown Head Coach Bill Cronin. "It was pretty much one-on-one coverage all day and they couldn't get to Jeff (Smith) so it was working well for us."
Georgetown's defense was led by linebackers Gabe Guthrie and Jason Leimberger who each had seven tackles on the day, while West Virginia Tech's Eric Putman led his team with 18 tackles, including one for a loss of four yards, and a pass breakup.
Georgetown moved to 6-1 on the season, 4-1 in the Mid-South Conference, while the struggling Golden Bears dropped to 0-8 on the year. The Tigers will hit the road the next two weeks to take on Union College and Pikeville College.
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