Scores

Final

Georgetown 12

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Howard 7

(0-1, 0-1 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 7, 2008

William H. Greene Stadium, Washington, DC

1 2 3 4 T
GTWN 0 3 0 912
HOW 7 0 0 07

Top Performers

Passing: F. Haigler (HOW) - 183 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Whittaker (HOW) - 17 CAR, 74 YDS

Receiving: A. Hood (HOW) - 9 REC, 114 YDS

Georgetown, D.C. 12, Howard 7

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kenny Mitchell had 68 receiving yards and a touchdown on two long catches in the fourth quarter, leading Georgetown to a 12-7 win against Howard.

It was the first-ever meeting between the two schools, which are located about three miles apart. The cross-town universities agreed to a four-game series earlier this year, and the inaugural meeting -- originally scheduled for Saturday -- was postponed a day because of Tropical Storm Hanna. About 6,000 fans watched the game Sunday at Howard's Greene Stadium under clear, sunny skies.

Georgetown picked up 89 of its 137 passing yards in the fourth quarter, the bulk of it coming on the two passes from James Brady to Mitchell in the period's first 30 seconds.

Brady, who finished 12-of-20 passing for 131 yards and the Hoyas' only touchdown, opened the fourth quarter with a 37-yard strike to Mitchell down the left sideline. Two plays later, Brady found a wide-open Mitchell downfield for a 31-yard score. Georgetown's Casey Dobyns added a 40-yard field goal on its next possession.

Howard's Arlandus Hood caught nine passes for 114 yards. The Bison led most of the game after a 5-yard touchdown pass from Floyd Haigler to Willie Carter in the first quarter. Georgetown made it 7-3 with Dobyn's 19-yard field goal in the second.

Howard's final drive ended on the Georgetown 34-yard line when Haigler fumbled the ball as he cocked to pass with 42 seconds left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GTWN
HOW
1st Downs00
Total Yards233281
Passing137183
Rushing9698
Penalties7-457-61
3rd Down Conversions3-169-18
4th Down Conversions1-31-2
Turnovers24
Possession29:5930:01

Passing Leaders

GeorgetownC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brady12/201316.610
HowardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Haigler17/301836.111

Rushing Leaders

GeorgetownCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lawrence14382.700
Houghton7304.300
HowardCARYDSAVGTDLG
Whittaker17744.400
Williams15432.900

Receiving Leaders

GeorgetownRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mitchell26834.010
Barbiasz22412.000
HowardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hood911412.700
Sherman34615.300

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGTWNHOW
TD07:55Willie Carter 5 Yd Pass From Floyd Haigler (Dennis Wiehberg Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERGTWNHOW
FG05:57Casey Dobyns 19 Yd 37
FOURTH QUARTERGTWNHOW
TD14:31Ken Mitchell 31 Yd Pass From James Brady (Pat Failed) 97
FG03:03Casey Dobyns 30 Yd 127