St. John's took a 20-0 lead late in the third quarter and held off a fourth quarter Georgetown rally before winning, 20-15, today.

Tailback Jim Casa caught a swing pass and outran the Georgetown defenders down the sideline to give the Redmen a 20-0 lead with 11 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

Then Georgetown finally came to life. John Federico scored the Hoyas' first touchdown with almost 14 minutes remaining in the game on a 13-yard run up the middle, a touchdown set up by a 38-yard halfback pass play from Eddie Trujillo to Joel Greenzaid that advanced the ball to the St. John's 23.

Georgetown scored again with 7:20 remaining after junior quarterback Tim Marotta replaced the injured Bobby Gerald midway through the final quarter and led a 62-yard drive. Gerard suffered a slight concussion on a keeper play. That drive culminated in a 10-yard keeper by Marotta around left end for a touchdown. Jim Corcoran kicked the extra point to make it 20-15.

The Hoyas had a last chance when they drove to the St. John's 40 with 90 seconds remaining. However, Marotta was sacked on consecutive plays and the Hoyas were penalized five yards for illegal motion. A long fourth down pass intended for Greenzaid fell incomplete with 32 seconds remaining and St. John's ran out the clock. St. John's improved to 2-7. Georgetown is 4-3.