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Five games and always someone different offensively making the plays; couple that with a stingy defense and the result has been five straight wins for the No. 6 Georgetown College football Tigers.
GC (5-0, 2-0 Mid-South Conference East) saw the development of true freshman Neal Pawsat in his first start under center and possibly a new favorite target in Randy Doss in a 31-6 win over Campbellsville University Saturday at Toyota Stadium.
GC opened up a 14-0 lead after two series as the Mason County product went 7-of-11 for 131 yards and two touchdowns in the first seven minutes, both to Doss. He would finish 20-of-38 for 270 yards and three touchdowns.
"He's got such a ceiling, a very high ceiling," said GC coach Bill Cronin. "With every snap of the ball he's going to get better. Our offensive line gave him time, and he was making the plays. I think later in the game he was thinking about what he was going to do and it took him some extra time.
"It is going to take time for him to get comfortable and start moving the defense around the way he needs to. It will come."
Doss finished with four catches for 34 yards with two scores and had three rushes for 43 yards and a score.
"Randy has gotten a lot of reps and it's starting to pay off," Cronin said. "He's starting to see lanes open up and it was good to see him break that tackle there for the rushing touchdown. That was a really sweet run."
His third score of the day gave GC a 24-6 lead late in the third quarter.
While it is very important to put up points on the board, it has been the opponents struggle to score that has been the staple this season in Georgetown. The Tiger defense has allowed an average of 13.2 points per game and had numerous goal-line stances.
Saturday Campbellsville managed only one trip into the red zone and scored just three points that trip. After falling behind by two touchdowns, the CU Tigers twice settled for field goals on promising drives.
"Our defense really stood tall all day long," Cronin said. "With Ty Phillips and Quentin Richardson coming off the edges it opens up a lot. I thought Grant Keller played well. We had a lot of good things happen."
One such moment was the fumble recovery by Jackson Tolle, which he returned deep into CU territory to set up the final score.
"Jackson is a hard worker," Cronin said. "It was really good to see him out there doing so well. He has battled through a lot of injuries, but he keeps going. I think his return might be something you see on our highlight tape this year."
Tolle got to the 15-yard line before being tripped up and three plays later, Pawsat threaded the needle to Coty Minnis for the final score of the day.
"Time will tell with this team," Cronin said. "I don't think we've played to our full potential yet, but some teams don't peak until the end of the year. We will wait and see."
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