Georgetown Falls to Princeton Before Sellout Homecoming Crowd
The Georgetown University Hoyas' football team fell to the Princeton Tigers, 50-22, before a sold-out but dispirited homecoming crowd at the Georgetown University Multi-Sport Field on Sept. 28. The Hoyas took an early 12-8 lead on a first-quarter rushing touchdown from senior running back Nick Campanella and a 14-yard fumble return for a touchdown by sophomore safety Cameron Gamble. But the Tigers stormed back as punter Tyler Roth’s throw to Will Powers for a first down off a fake punt, sparked the touchdown drive that put Princeton up 15-12. Tigers quarterback Quinn Epperly scored his second of four rushing touchdowns, and Brian Mills ran 53 yards for a score on the following possession to take a 22-12 lead. In the third quarter, Epperly romped for a 53-yard keeper on a fourth down play. Epperly became the first Princeton player in 20 years to score four times in a game. The Princeton offense generated 542 yards on offense to 343 for the Hoyas, who have been hampered this season with a series of injuries at key positions. Senior Hoyas safety Stephen Atwater faced his younger brother DiAndre Atwater, a sophomore Princeton running back, for the final time of their collegiate careers. The two only played against each other one other time in their football careers, last year at Princeton. Their father Steve Atwater was an eight-time NFL Pro Bowl selection and two-time Super Bowl champion as a safety with the Denver Broncos.
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