Nov. 15, 2014
Third and fourth down conversions and untimely penalties proved to be the Hoyas undoing as the Rams scored the first 45 points of the game, before junior quarterback Kyle Nolan (Branford, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) connected with junior wide receiver Jake DeCicco (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) on a 33-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter.
Junior running back Jo’el Kimpela (Kinshasa, D.R. Congo/Euless Trinity) led the Hoyas offense with 102 yards on 15 carries. Senior defensive end Alec May (Wrenthem, Mass./King Phillip) finished with seven tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one pass break up. Junior cornerback Ettian Scott (Okinawa, Japan/Northside (N.C.)) had three pass breakups and senior defensive end Richard Shankle (Atlanta, Ga./South Gwinnett) had a half sack and a blocked field goal in the loss.
The Rams used an efficient 10-play drive to open the game, as Kendall Pearcey rushed in from one-yard out to take a 7-0 lead with 11:05 remaining in the first quarter.
Late in the first quarter Fordham drove deep into GU territory taking the ball to the Hoya one-yard line, but junior safety Garrett Powers (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) and senior defensive tackle Jordan Richardson (Watkinsville, Ga./Athens Academy) each registered a tackle for loss and May batted down a third-down pass to force Michael Maranado’s27-yard field goal, to fall behind 10-0 three seconds into the second quarter.
A pair of Georgetown interceptions led to Fordham’s next two touchdowns, as Peter Maetzold converted a fourth down with a 34-yard touchdown pass to Brian Wetzel , before Pearcey gave the Rams a 24-0 halftime lead with his second touchdown of the game.
Kimpela opened the second half with a 48-yard run, but the offense stalled in Fordham territory, before missing on a 39-yard field goal attempt.
The Rams extended the lead on the ensuing series, using eight plays to travel 79 yards, as Chase Edmonds scored on a one-yard rush to take a 31-0 lead. Shankle and senior defensive tackle Peter Daibes (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills) combined for a sack on Fordham’s next series to bring up a third down and 20, but Maetzold found Sam Ajala for a 54-yard touchdown to extend the lead to 38-0 with 6:53 left in the third quarter. Pearcey scored his third touchdown of the game with under two minutes remaining in the third quarter to take a 45-0 lead.
After Nolan’s touchdown pass to DeCicco the Rams added one more score as quarterback Kevin Anderson rushed for a five-yard score to make it 52-7, the eventual final score.
The Hoyas will return to Multi-Sport Field to host Holy Cross for Senior Day on the Hilltop on Saturday, November 22. Kick-off is scheduled for 12:05 p.m. following a ceremony to honor Georgetown’s 22 seniors.