WASHINGTON (AP) -- Quarterback Matt Bassuener threw for 141 yards
and three touchdowns as Georgetown beat Marist 24-21 on Saturday.
Trailing late in the fourth quarter, Bassuener put Georgetown
(2-7) ahead 22-21 by connecting with Eric Carter on a 9-yard
touchdown. The pass put the Hoyas on the path to victory for the
seventh straight year on Senior Homecoming Day. Bassuener then
found Sydney Baker for a 2-point conversion that gave Georgetown a
24-21 lead with 1:57 remaining.
With the Red Foxes (3-7) in Hoya territory, senior cornerback
Derek Franks preserved the victory by intercepting Marist
quarterback Steve McGrath with 35 second remaining. The win snapped
the Hoyas' six-game loosing streak.
Marist took a 21-10 lead late in the third quarter on a McGrath
touchdown run. But Georgetown cut the deficit to 21-16 on a 16-yard
pass from Bassuener to Matt Cooper with 10:54 remaining in the
Marist opened the scoring on its second possession, taking a 7-0
lead on a 3-yard touchdown run by Adam Hansen with 3:55 remaining
in the first quarter. The Red Foxes extended their lead to 14-0 on
a 7-yard run by freshman running back Michael Salvione.