Best Non-Syracuse Game to See At The Verizon Center: Pitt was arguably the Big East’s biggest surprise last season, finishing in a tie for second despite only returning one starter from the previous year. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the Panthers enter this season as the preseason confrence favorites, returning four starters and seven of their top eight scorers from a 25-9 team.
To put it kindly, this has been a season of highs and lows for the Georgetown football team. Despite a remarkable 3-1 start to the year following their winless 2009 campaign, with Saturday’s 24-11 loss to Fordham—the team’s fifth straight defeat—the Hoyas (3-6, 2-2 Patriot League) have guaranteed that 2010 will be their 11th-straight losing season.
Georgetown men’s and women’s cross country teams have both more than justified their top-25 preseason rankings over the course of this season. So this weekend, when the teams head to Syracuse, N. Y. for the Big East Championships, the chase will be on. Both squads are expected to finish among the leaders after very promising performances at Pre-Nationals.
The terrible feeling of defeat is never easy to deal with, especially after victory is within sight. On Saturday, the Georgetown football team fell victim to a fourth-quarter comeback for the second time this season, when they were outplayed by Wagner University and lost 22-16 in a thrilling double overtime classic at Multi-Sport Field.
It was there for the taking. After years of scraping by at the bottom of Patriot League, the Georgetown Football team had a chance to grab a commanding lead in the standings when they faced conference rival Colgate University. But the Raiders, who came into the game as the preseason favorites to win the league, proved to be too much for the Hoyas.
Every sports team has its fair share of doubters. But after Saturday’s homecoming game, you can consider the skeptics of the Georgetown football team answered. The Hoyas proved that their conference-opening win against Lafayette was no stroke of luck by beating defending Patriot League champion Holy Cross 17-7 in a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback.
An undefeated season may have been more of a dream than a realistic goal, but the Georgetown football team will nonetheless be disappointed knowing they were just seconds away from a perfect 3-0 start. The Hoyas surrendered a touchdown as time expired and were defeated by Yale University 40-35.
They say lightning never strikes twice. But this was not the case for the Georgetown football team, which rode the momentum from their season-opening win over Davidson to oust Lafayette College 28-24 on Saturday night, earning their first victory against the Patriot League powerhouse in seven years.