Lafayette Leopards Football vs. Georgetown (09/11/2010)

Lafayette Leopards Football vs. Georgetown (09/11/2010)


Game 1
Lafayette vs. Georgetown
September 11, 2010
Lafayette's last-minute drive was a microcosm of the entire season-opening game. The Leopards deftly moved the ball 60 yards with the end zone in sight before an interception ended the potential game-winning drive. Lafayette piled up 509 yards of total offense, but the Leopards turned it over four times and were just 4-of-7 in the red zone. Georgetown snapped its six-game losing skid to the Leopards.

Trailing 28-24, Lafayette took over on its own 17-yard line with 1:58 left on the clock and one timeout. Lafayette QB Ryan O'Neil picked up one first down, but was knocked from the game on the third play of the drive with a leg injury. Senior Marc Quilling came on in relief with Lafayette holding the ball on its 38-yard line. An 11-yard pass to Greg Stripe moved the Leopards near midfield. Facing 3rd-and-10, Quilling then found Kevin Doty along the Lafayette sideline for a 28-yard gain to the Georgetown 23. Quilling's throw across the middle near two Georgetown defenders was picked off Jayah Kaisamba with a minute left on the clock.

O'Neil finished the day 33-for-43 for 304 yards with two touchdowns while Jerome Rudolph scampered to his second career 100-yard rushing game with 24 carries for 131 yards.

Final Score: Georgetown 28, Lafayette 24