By Mike Ferraro
WASHINGTON, DC – The Marist football team was defeated at Georgetown by a score of 43-3 in its season opener on Saturday afternoon at Cooper Field.
The game’s first points came on a 17-yard touchdown run by Georgetown quarterback Gunther Johnson with 3:48 left in the first quarter. The Hoyas led 7-0 after the first 15 minutes.
Red-shirt freshman Luke Paladino hit a 36-yard field goal with 8:51 left in the second quarter, which cut Marist’s deficit to 7-3. The kick capped a 12-play drive.
Joseph Brunell connected with Joshua Tomas for a 13-yard touchdown, and Khristian Tate added a two-point conversion on a run. This gave the Hoyas a 15-3 lead late in the second quarter.
With seven seconds left in the first half, Tomas’ one-yard touchdown run gave the Hoyas a 22-3 lead going to the locker room.
The Hoyas scored three touchdowns in a span of 8:19, which expanded their lead to 43-3 through three quarters and closed out the scoring.
This was the 22nd all-time meeting between Marist and Georgetown, the most of any team on the Red Foxes’ schedule this season.
Marist hosts Stetson on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Tenney Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon.