GU Football: Hoyas Shut Out Cardinals at Home (photos)

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Bryan Melara of the Cardinals is sandwiched by Quincy Chinwuko, Owen Kessler and Justin Fonteneaux of the Hoyas. Photo by Jeff Malet.

The Georgetown Hoyas (2-1) had their way with the visiting Catholic University Cardinals (0-2), winning 69-0 at Cooper Field on Saturday, Sept. 14. The Hoyas scored 35 points in the second quarter, pulling away to a 53-0 lead in the first half. They dominated in every aspect, scoring nine touchdowns while piling up 572 total yards to only 72 for the Cardinals. The Hoyas rushed for 353 yards compared to minus-eight for their opponents. It was Georgetown’s first shutout in 13 years.

Georgetown scored in each of its first nine drives. Joshua Tomas, Jackson Saffold and Max Edwards scored two touchdowns. One of Tomas’s TDs came on a 66-yard punt return. Joshua Stakely rushed for a career-high 98 yards on eight carries, including a 50-yard score.

Gunther Johnson completed four of eight passes for 177 yards, including a touchdown. Joseph Brunell completed eight of nine passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns. Brunell is the son of former NFL quarterback Mark Brunell.

The Cardinals would penetrate Georgetown territory only once, following a fumble recovery in the third quarter, and got as close as the Georgetown 19-yard line before losing the ball on downs.

It was the first meeting between these crosstown rivals in 26 years in the battle for the Steven Dean Memorial Trophy, named in 1976 after the former Georgetown team manager and Catholic sports information director. The award was established after Dean died of cerebral palsy in 1976. As NCAA Division III members, Georgetown and Catholic competed each year from 1977 to 1992. The Hoyas and Cardinals will play again in 2022 at Cardinal Stadium and at Georgetown in 2023.

The Hoyas have outsored their opponents 112-3 in the last two weeks. Their next game will be at Columbia. Georgetown’s next home game, versus Fordham, will be on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. at Cooper Field.

View Jeff Malet’s photos of the game by clicking on the photo icons below.

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