WASHINGTON (AP) -- Brad Maurer totaled 240 yards of offense to
lead Lafayette to a 12-7 win over Georgetown at the Hoyas' new
Multi-Sport Field on Saturday afternoon.
With Maurer (194 yards passing, 46 rushing) pacing the offense
and the nation's seventh-ranked scoring defense limiting the Hoyas
(2-3, 0-2 Patriot League) to 200 yards, the Leopards were able to
hold on for the victory after taking a 12-0 first-half advantage.
Lafayette (4-1, 2-0 Patriot League) took the early lead on a
36-yard field goal by Rick Ziska in the first quarter, then
stretched the lead to 9-0 when Maurer found wide out Brandon
Stanford for a 28-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter.
Ziska would later connect on a second field goal from 45 yards
out with 5 minutes, 36 seconds remaining in the second quarter.
That would prove to be enough scoring as the Leopards' defense
held Georgetown quarterback Nick Cangelosi to 44 yards on 5-of-14
passing and Lafayette kept the Hoyas out of the end zone after
Marcus Slayton's 39-yard touchdown run cut the deficit to 12-7 with
3:08 remaining in the first half.
Slayton would finish with a game-high 120 yards on 20 carries.
The Leopards entered the game having allowed 54 points over
their first four games, and their defense again came up big,
forcing three fumbles and holding Georgetown to 3-for-14 on
third-down conversion attempts.
The win was the Leopards' sixth in nine games in a series that
dates back to 1902.