Georgetown, D.C. 42, Cornell 20

Updated: October 18, 2003, 10:32 PM ET

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Marcus Slayton rushed for two touchdowns and gained 113 yards on the ground as Georgetown beat Cornell 42-20 Saturday.

Slayton eluded three Cornell linesmen in the backfield en route to a 35-yard TD run in the first quarter.

After D.J. Busch hit Carlos Hill with a 15-yard TD pass, Trevor MacMeekin kicked a 27-yard field goal in the second quarter to give Cornell its only lead at 10-7. MacMeekin also kicked a 21-yard field goal in the third quarter.

The Hoyas (3-4) regained the lead when Alondzo Turner scored on a 1-yard fumble recovery in the second quarter.

After Luke McArdle returned a punt 88 yards, Slayton scored on a 2-yard run in the second quarter to extend Georgetown's lead to 21-10. McArdle also caught a 37-yard pass from Drew Crawford in the fourth quarter. McArdle had 263 all-purpose yards, including 182 on punt returns.

Crawford connected with Walter Bowser on a 9-yard TD pass in the second quarter.

The Big Red (1-4) dropped its fourth straight game.

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