Jack the Bulldog got more of a workout yesterday than Georgetown quarterback J.J. Mont.
Mont had limited playing time because of injuries, but the Georgetown mascot performed 189 push-ups as a result of the Hoyas' 47-12 victory over Siena in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game at Kehoe Field.
Georgetown (2-0, 1-0) dominated Siena (0-2, 0-1) despite playing most of the game without its starting quarterback. Mont completed his first three pass attempts but was sacked on the game's fifth play. He limped off the field after suffering what he said was a "deep shin bruise" and did not return until the second quarter.
When he did return, Mont made his presence known. He promptly led the Hoyas on a 45-yard drive that was capped by his own 11-yard touchdown run that gave Georgetown a 13-6 lead with 9 minutes 27 seconds remaining in the second quarter.
On Georgetown's next drive, Mont threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to Mike Mattia. The following drive was cut short when Gharun Hester (five receptions, 70 yards) lost the ball as he was hit.
"For some reason, I play better injured," Mont said. "I think I stayed a little more focused. I knew I couldn't lose my poise."
Indeed, Mont was just getting warmed up, leading the Hoyas on two more touchdown drives during that quarter -- an 18-yard pass to George Sumner and a five-yard pass to Chris Jordan. Georgetown scored on five of its nine drives during the first half.
Mont, who did not play in the second half, completed 17 of 26 passes for 208 yards and three touchdowns. He rushed for 21 yards and a touchdown on five carries. His performance was even more impressive considering how little he had practiced during the week. Mont is nursing a sore right shoulder that had bothered him throughout the preseason.
"I was only supposed to play a quarter," Mont said. "Get in there, get some reps, get the feeling for it and come on out."
CATHOLIC 63, NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE 7: Derek McGee threw a career-high four touchdown passes in the first half, and James Parker (Parkdale High) scored on a punt return and a fumble recovery to lead the Cardinals (2-1), ranked 18th in Division III, in Newport News, Va.
BOWIE STATE 23, JOHNSON C. SMITH 19: Jimmy Whitehead's 23-yard touchdown pass to Michael Bryant with 10 seconds remaining gave Bowie State the win in Charlotte. The Bulldogs (2-1, 1-0 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) had trailed 19-0 midway through the third quarter before the comeback.