The Georgetown Hoyas snapped the Howard Bison’s two-game winning streak with a 21-3 victory on Oct. 15 at Greene Stadium. The Hoyas got on the board first with a seven-play, 70-yard drive capped by a 37-yard run by sophomore running back Zack Wilke early in the second quarter.

With freshman quarterback Greg McGhee struggling to lead the offense, the Bison went scoreless through the first half in their first home game in nearly a month.

Howard was able to net a 29-yard field goal by sophomore kicker Parker Munoz in the third quarter to slice the lead but the Hoyas would respond in this cross-town matchup.

Leading 7-3 at the top of the fourth quarter Georgetown junior quarterback Jeff Burke connected with senior tight end Tucker Stafford to make it 14-3. McGhee’s pass on the following drive was intercepted and returned to the Bison four-yard line before

Georgetown would punch in another touchdown to swell the lead to 21-3. McGhee would finish with 115 passing yards on 17 of 31 attempts with two interceptions. The freshman has had his ups and downs this year as he continues through his rookie campaign.

Bison senior running back Terrence Leffall led the team with 85 rushing yards. With the win, Georgetown improved to 5-2 on the season while the Bison dropped to 3-4. Howard’s home stand continues next weekend for their homecoming game against North Carolina A&T at 1:00 p.m.


Stephen D. Riley

Special to the AFRO