Catholic overwhelmed Georgetown's offensive line and sacked quarterback Bill Jenkinson 10 times yesterday in a 26-9 victory before a homecoming crowd of 5,000 at CUA Field.
Jenkinson, who has set several school passing records this season, had little time to throw yesterday. Five of the sacks came on third down, stifling Georgetown drives.
Craig DeGruchy entered late in the game and was sacked twice.
Last week the Hoyas defense recorded 16 sacks for 104 yards against Johns Hopkins. Yesterday the favor was returned.
"Catholic came out to play tough, and Georgetown didn't. That's the whole story," Hoyas Coach Scotty Glacken said. "They dominated both lines of scrimmage."
Following a lackluster first half, Jenkinson led the Hoyas to the Cardinals 1-yard line. But an illegal-procedure penalty thwarted the drive, and Catholic settled for Anthony DeGuzman's 22-yard field goal.
Catholic quarterback Kyle Farnham directed a successful drive of his own, keyed by a 10-yard run by second-string halfback Mike Green on fourth and one. One play later Farnham scored on a five-yard run to put the Cardinals ahead 14-3.
Coach Rick Novak credited his team's victory to execution. "We did everything well and mixed up the plays to confuse them. It just worked today," he said.
The Cardinals scored first, as Jerry Petrongolo returned a punt 70 yards down the left sideline.
Georgetown comeback hopes ended at 8:15 of the fourth quarter, when halfback Debraire Meekins scored on a two-yard run. Meekins sparked the drive with a 38-yard run around the left side.
The Cardinals scored again on a 21-yard pass from Farnham to Green.
Georgetown wide receiver Chris Murphy had four receptions -- including a six-yard touchdown from DeGruchy. He has 38 catches, breaking the school record of 36 set by Steve Graham in 1973 and equaled by Clayton Wagner in 1978.
Frostburg St. 41, Duquesne 7: Halfback J.R. Bosley ran for two touchdowns and caught a scoring pass to lead Frostburg State (8-0) at home. Jimmy Carter rushed four times for 105 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown burst in the third quarter.
Frostburg, which entered the game 12th in Division III rushing defense, held Duquesne (1-6-1) to minus-55 yards rushing.
Central St. 56, Bowie St. 7: Henderson Mosley, an H.D. Woodson High graduate, threw four touchdown passes as the Ohio school won in Bowie.
Central State (6-1) broke open the game with 28 third-quarter points.
Montgomery-Rockville 28, Lees-McRae 23: Andre Henry's 37-yard run in the closing seconds of the third quarter enabled the second-ranked Knights to boost their JuCo record to 8-0.
John Kaleo completed 23 of 37 passes for 321 yards and two touchdowns. Tyrone Fitch caught eight passes for 115 yards.
Siena 28, Gallaudet 13: Dave Renzi rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns and Bill Scheitinger returned a punt 87 yards for a touchdown in Loudonville, N.Y.
The Bison (1-7) tied the score at 7 on a three-yard pass from Mike Rivera (14 of 32, 212 yards) to Abel Hernandez in the first quarter. Siena (1-6) scored the next 21 points.
Hampden-Sydney 38, Salisbury St. 33: In Hampden-Sydney, Va., Dwayne Bowyer passed for 321 yards and two touchdowns to keep the Maroon winless.