Football Falls to Georgetown
Bronx, N.Y. – In musical parlance today's Fordham-Georgetown Patriot League football matchup could be called a Dawes game as it featured a little bit of everything. There were touchdowns, field goals, two-point conversions, safeties (two of them), interceptions, and fumbles. But in the end the game did not feature the one thing Ram fans wanted most, a win, as the Hoyas defeated Fordham, 23-11, on Jack Coffey Field. With the loss, Fordham falls to 0-5 on the season, 0-1 in the Patriot League . while Georgetown improves to 2-4 overall, 1-0 in the league. Making his second career start, freshman quarterback Tim DeMora completed 17 of 32 passes for 154 yards with senior wide receivers Austin Longi and Corey Caddle each catching five passes. Defensively for Fordham, senior linebacker Noah Fitzgerald led all tacklers with ten stops, seven solo, including 1.5 for loss. Georgetown scored first and made good on a two-point conversion late in the first quarter to take an 8-0 lead before a two-yard touchdown run from Tyriek Hopkins early in the second and a Fordham safety midway through the period tied the game at eight. A 36-yard Kyle Facibene field goal with 3:42 left in the third gave Fordham a short-lived 11-8 lead as the Hoyas came right back with a one-yard Herman Moultrie III scoring run three minutes later to take a 15-11 lead at the end of three. Corey CaddleJesse Bramble picked off a Gunther Johnson pass with 10:25 left in the fourth to give Fordham the ball on the Georgetown 27 but the Rams couldn't capitalize on the turnover, giving the ball back to the Hoyas on downs.
Georgetown drove to the Fordham one but on fourth down, Ellis Taylor got into the Hoya backfield and forced a fumble which was recovered by Anthony Diodato on the five. Two plays later, Jethro Francois intercepted a Luke Medlock pass and brought it down to the Fordham one where the Hoyas took it in on the next play for a 21-11 lead with 2:01 left. Takeaways • Fordham started two true freshmen on the offensive line for the second straight game (Austin Glazier at right guard and Phil Saleh at right tackle). • The loss snaps a six-game winning streak for the Rams when coming off a bye week since 2012. • The loss snaps a six-game winning streak for the Rams over the Hoyas. • The Fordham safety was the Rams' first since the 2015 game at Army West Point. • Fordham is now 101-80-9 all-time against fellow Jesuit schools. By the Numbers 3 – of six Andrew Mevis punts downed inside the Blue Devils 20. 10 – Tackles for a loss recorded by Fordham, led by 2.5 from Ellis Taylor.
40.9 – Punting average for Mevis on seven punts. 72 – Receiving yards for Fordham senior tight end Isaiah Searight (on four receptions), a team high. 158 – Career receptions for Austin Longi, who had five today, good for ninth place on the Fordham all-time list. 1,362 – Career receiving yards for Corey Caddle, who had 20 today, moving him ahead of Alan Pfeifer (1949-51) and into 14th place the Fordham career list. 2,026 – Career receiving yards for Austin Longi, who had 47 today, good for eighth place on the Fordham career list. What's Next? • After being at home for a month, the Rams hit the road, traveling to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for a Patriot League matchup with the defending league champions, the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks Hoyas in Goodman Stadium next Saturday, October 13, at 12:30 p.m. • It will be the 31st meeting between Fordham and Lehigh on the gridiron. • The Mountain Hawks lead the all-time series, which started in 1923, 24-6. • The Rams have taken four of the past five meetings, including a 45-35 win on Jack Coffey Field last October as D'Angelo Palladino rushed 31 times for 297 yards and three scores and Kevin Anderson completed 17 of 26 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns with Isaiah Searight catching eight passes for 139 yards and two scores. • Fordham is 6-13 against Lehigh since joining the Patriot League with the Mountain Hawks winning the first eight meetings. • The Rams are 5-10 against Lehigh on Jack Coffey Field and 1-14 in Bethlehem.,Pennsylvania