Gavin McCarney Leads Colgate Football's Offensive Onslaught over Georgetown

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Gavin McCarney Leads Colgate Football's Offensive Onslaught over Georgetown
Gavin McCarney: photo via gocolgateraiders.com

Gavin McCarney gained 510 all-purpose yards (377 passing, 133 rushing) along with five touchdowns as Colgate defeated Georgetown, 57-36 in Hamilton, New York this afternoon.

The junior quarterback threw two touchdown passes to Kevin O'Connell and another to CJ Stempeck, both sophomore tight ends. McCarney also rushed for touchdowns of 41 and 30 yards.

Led by McCarney's efforts, Colgate set a school record with 707 total yards of offense, breaking its previous watermark of 678 yards in a 61-28 win over Lehigh in 1997.

Senior running back Jordan McCord helped McCarney pace the Raider rushing attack with 154 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries. Junior wide receiver Daniel Cason led all Colgate receivers with nine catches for 173 yards.

Georgetown's offense was not able to keep up with the Colgate attack today, but freshman quarterback Kyle Nolan and sophomore wide receiver Kevin Macari formed an unbreakable connection, hooking up for four of Georgetown's touchdowns. Nolan was the fourth-string quarterback entering this season and made his first career start following numerous injuries on the Hoya QB depth chart.

The Hoyas cut a second-quarter deficit to 17-14 following a nine-yard pass from Nolan to Macari, but Colgate responded with three touchdowns before the first half ended. McCarney found McConnell in the end zone with five seconds left to help give Colgate a 37-14 halftime advantage.

Georgetown responded in the third quarter with two touchdowns in just over three minutes. Nolan found Macari for 62 yards to make the score 37-21. Following a Jeremy Grasso interception on Colgate's next drive, Macari found the end zone on a 3-yard rush just four plays later. A two-point conversion cut the Colgate lead to one possession, 37-29.

Colgate responded with a 14-play, 80-yard drive capped off by a McCord two-yard touchdown run. The Hoyas were never able to come closer than 14 points for the rest of the game.

The Raiders have now scored 155 points during a three-game win streak over Yale, Holy Cross and Georgetown. They currently own a 4-3 overall record with a 2-0 Patriot League mark, good enough for a three-way tie atop the conference with Lafayette and Lehigh. Georgetown is now 3-5 overall and 0-2 in the PL.

Colgate travels to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania next week to face the Bucknell Bison, while Georgetown plays Lafayette under the lights in Easton, Pennsylvania on Saturday night.

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