St. John's turned four Georgetown fumbles into touchdown - including the winning one on a 13-yard pass from quarterback Joe Kaso to Tony Bopp with 6:12 remaining - giving the Redmen a 33-32 victory over the previously unbeaten Hoyas yesterday.
Kaso, a former wide receiver in his third week at quarterback, connected on 16 of 28 passes for 243 yards and four touchdowns.
St. John's took an 11-0 lead in the first quarter on a 63-yard pass from Kaso to Raul Calvo, a two-point conversion and a 21-yard field goal by Warren Streus.
Georgetown rebounded with three second-period touchdowns, two on passes from quarterback Bob Sitz. St. John's scored a touchdown with 58 seconds remaining in the half but Georgetown led, 21-19.
Georgetown's Andy Murray scored his second touchdown on a one-yard pluunge with 10 minutes left in the third period to pad Georgetown's lead, but St. John's cut the margin to 29-27 on a 14-yard TD pass from Kaso to Sean McCormack.
Two possessions later, a fumble by Murray gave St. John's the ball on the Georgetown 40. On the seventh play, Kaso connected for the game winner on a down-and-out pattern to Bopp. St. John's pass for the two-point conversion failed.