Lafayette vs. Georgetown
October 27, 2012
EASTON, Pa. (10/27/12) _ In a season that has seen Lafayette soar to the top of the turnover margin charts nationally, it was exactly that category that led to its demise. Although the Leopards forced an interception and a fumble, its own fumbles (four) and interceptions (three) proved to be the difference.
Lafayette took a 10-6 lead into the half following an eight-play, 62-yard drive culminated by a six-yard, highlight-reel catch in the corner of the end zone by Mark Ross from Shoop. The Leopards responded to the 13-10 deficit with an impressive first drive in the fourth quarter. A flea-flicker resulted in a touchdown as Ross Scheuerman took the handoff, tossed it back to Shoop who lofted it to Greg Kessel for a 36-yard TD. Lafayette led 17-13 with 11:50 left.
The Hoyas marched down the field on the Lafayette defense. However, an errant throw led to an interception from Kyni Scott, who returned it 59 yards to the Georgetown 34. The following play, though, senior Rodney Gould had the ball punched out after a reception. It was recovered by the Hoyas.
Georgetown scored on a two-yard TD run by Nick Campanella to go up 20-17 with 5:08 remaining. Lafayette_s ensuing drive stalled and the Leopards were forced to punt. They did get the ball back with 48 seconds. On that drive, Shoop was intercepted by Cameron Gable to end hopes of a Leopard comeback.
Shoop connected with eight wide receivers as he went 17-for-34 for 186 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. He was also the leading rusher, carrying eight times for 84 yards with two fumbles.
Final Score: Georgetown 20, Lafayette 17