Football - Sat, Oct. 23, 2010
Georgetown College went on the road and stayed perfect inside Mid-South Conference Eastern Division play Saturday in Montgomery, WVa.
The Tigers (5-2, 4-0 MSC East) took care of business early and played stingy defense against a dangerous West Virginia Tech team for the 51-16 victory. The Golden Bears (2-6, 1-2) bring in one of the nation's leading receivers in Kashif Walls. However, Georgetown was able to rebound from giving up 58 points to Pikeville last week and hold down WVT's explosive offense.
"The key to it all was defensively playing solid," GC coach Bill Cronin said. "We held them to three points in the early going and that is important because they can be electrifying. They have a receiver that was being looked at by the Denver Broncos today."
The Tigers took the opening drive for a score and were never threatened all day. Junior signal caller Kaelin Ammons threw for a season-high six touchdowns with 353 yards on 21-of-27 attempts. His fifth strike found Rob Madon in the endzone as time expired in the first half. He would hit Madon again on the first drive of the second half for the final margin of victory.
GC took a 44-3 lead into the break, which presented a few other challenges for the young team.
"You get up like that and it's hard to keep everyone up," Cronin said. "I'm not particularly happy with the second half, but it's still a good game, and we got what we wanted."
The win sets up a potential matchup with another undefeated team in the East depending on the outcome of University of Virginia College at Wise against Pikeville game. Kickoff was set for 7 p.m. Saturday.
The Cavaliers (2-5, 2-0 MSC East) will come to Georgetown next Saturday. The original kickoff for that game was set for noon, but has been changed to 1:30 p.m. The Tigers have lost three straight times to Wise.