Dean Lowry rushed for a school-record 206 yards and scored three second-half touchdowns to lead Georgetown over Catholic, 35-14, in the Steve Dean Memorial Trophy game at Georgetown's Kehoe Field.
A junior tailback, Lowry scored on runs of 20, one and 18 yards after the intermission as the Hoyas (4-2-1) rallied from a 14-7 third-quarter deficit.
"It's the best game I've had all year by far," he said. He has gained 662 yards despite missing 2 1/2 games because of a badly bruised thigh. The school record had been held by John Burke, who had 200 against St. Peter's in 1974.
Catholic (2-6) had taken a 14-7 lead just 1:47 into the second half, when quarterback Drew Komlo found wide receiver James Enright behind the secondary for a 53-yard touchdown.
After the extra point, the Cardinals were penalized for a personal foul, one of the 22 penalties covering 236 yards called in the game, and had to kick off from their 20. That gave the Hoyas excellent field position and, five plays later, Lowry's 20-yard touchdown run over right tackle.
"Our offensive line had one of its best games in a long time," said Georgetown Coach Scotty Glacken. The Hoyas outrushed the Cardinals, 270-32.
On Catholic's next possession, the Hoyas' Joe Pecoraro recovered a fumble by the Cardinals' Robert Narh. Seven plays later, Lowry put the Hoyas on top for good by plunging over from the 1-foot line on fourth and goal. Quarterback Matt Zebrowski set up the score by passing 12 yards to fullback Jim DePersia on third and goal from the 13.
Four of the next five drives ended in turnovers, then the Hoyas took a 28-14 lead with 8:37 left in the game when Zebrowski rolled out right and found wide reciever Paul Sarkis in the right corner of the end zone for a three-yard touchdown.
Georgetown scored again with 5:12 left, Lowry running in from 18 yards out. He had set it up by running 43 yards two plays earlier.
The two teams traded touchdowns in the opening half. The Hoyas struck early, taking the opening kickoff and going 73 yards in 13 plays, while taking six minutes and 34 seconds off the clock. Zebrowski sneaked over from a yard out on fourth and goal.
Clay Goldston kept Catholic in the game by blocking two field goals and foiling a fake punt. That helped the Cardinals tie the game with 1:48 left in the half, Komlo passing to Narh for a 15-yard touchdown. Overall, Komlo completed 24 of 39 passes for 284 yards and two interceptions.
The Steve Dean Memorial Trophy is awarded in honor of the Georgetown graduate and former Catholic sports information director who died of heart failure in 1976. The Cardinals have won the game seven of 12 times.
Gallaudet 34, Wesley 12:
Darnell Woods caught four passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns in the victory at Gallaudet.
Wesley turned over the ball twice and it cost a 10-0 first-quarter lead for the Bison (7-1). After one turnover, Saul Gevarter kicked a 28-yard field goal and after the other Woods caught a 38-yard touchdown pass.
In the second quarter, Karl White (20 rushes for 125 yards) scored two touchdowns to make it 34-0 at the half and assure Wesley's 20th straight defeat.
North Carolina Central 16, Bowie State 7:
Earl Harvey threw for 230 yards and a touchdown to lead a homecoming victory in Durham, N.C.
With only seconds left and down by only three points, Bowie State quarterback Clarence Boykins through deep from his 26. Defensive back Timothy Oakley intercepted and went 68 yards for a touchdown. Central is 5-4, Bowie State 3-5-1.
Morgan State 14, UDC 3:
In a game that matched winless teams, UDC got its first points in 11 quarters when Mark Palmer kicked a 33-yard field goal with four minutes left in the second quarter. Morgan State led at the half, 6-3. Morgan State is 1-7. UDC (0-8) has one game left.
Salisbury State 45, Buffalo State 12:
Mike Coppa rushed 215 yards and Jerry Short 135 in a victory at Salisbury, Md.