Football - Sat, Oct. 22, 2011
Through seven games, Georgetown College's football
defensive unit has allowed just less than two touchdowns a game - 12.4. It was
zero on Saturday in front of a home crowd.
defense blanked West Virginia Tech as the offense exploded, 65-0. The Golden
Bears (0-7) managed just 166 yards on the day, including zero rushing yards on
27 attempts, while the Tigers (7-0) were four yards shy of 500.
Georgetown forced three fumbles, recovered two, and had
one interception against a struggling Tech team.
WVT took the opening kickoff and in three plays went a
-16 yards, punting the ball away on its own nine-yard line. Eight plays later,
Georgetown was on the board off a Neal Pawsat quarterback keeper and the Tigers
never looked back.
"I love seeing our defense play," said GC coach Bill
Cronin. "They are in control the whole ball game and really deserved that goose
egg today. To pitch a shutout, though, it takes everybody and I thought our
offense and special teams did really well today too."
Pawsat threw for 226 yards and three touchdowns while
also running for one, and backup Cameron Smyth came in for 111 yards and two
touchdowns. GC rolled up 496 yards on the day and had the ball for just more
than 32 minutes.
"We got a chance to see a lot of our guys perform today.
Neal is really coming along and it is nice to see him put up back-to-back weeks
like he has," Cronin said. "We also had Greg Raglin, who had a nice game with a
rushing and a receiving touchdown. We are pretty deep this year and sometimes
these guys don't get a chance to get on the field. But it is nice to know we
can put them in and not drop off much."
Jesse Morrell also got his chance, leading the team with
45 yards on seven carries. Raglin had two carries for six yards and a score and
three catches for 35 yards and a touchdown.
"We have to keep this in perspective. It was a good day
to come out and take another step in the right direction," Cronin said. "But,
we have to keep working. Our guys are putting in the effort."
Georgetown returns on the road next Saturday at
University of Virginia at Wise. The Cavaliers are coming off a 56-14 win over
Pikeville. Kickoff is set for 1:30 pm in Wise.
"They are a good football team, and we have had a tough
time playing on that surface in the past," Cronin said. "We have to get over
that hump. We are very capable of doing that, but it's in our hands."