Senior quarterback Mike Saraceno threw for two touchdowns and ran for one to lead Colgate (2-2, 1-0 league) to a 31-14 Patriot League win over Georgetown Saturday at Andy Kerr Stadium.
The Raiders began their quest for a sixth Patriot League championship in impressive fashion, rolling to 355 yards of total offense, including 224 on the ground.
Most of the ground attack came from sophomore tailback Jordan Scott, who carried 29 times for season-high 169 yards and one touchdown. He didn't even play in the fourth quarter, as Colgate head coach Dick Biddle inserted some younger backs into the game.
Scott becomes the ninth player in school history to rush for over 100 yards in game 10 or more times in a career, and moves into 16th place in career rushing with 1,828 yards.
Scoring in the first quarter for only the second time this season, Colgate took the opening kickoff marching 65 yards in seven plays for a 7-0 lead. The Raiders' Geoff Bean took the opening kickoff back 35 yards, putting Colgate in solid field position.
On the second play from scrimmage, Scott raced 29 yards to the Georgetown 36. Five plays later, Saraceno connected on a 22-yard touchdown pass to sophomore David Morgan. It was Morgan's first collegiate TD reception.
Georgetown moved to the Colgate 31-yard line on its first possession before the drive stalled when on fourth-and-10, Hoya quarterback Matt Bassuener was sacked by Sam Breslin.
On the Hoyas' next possession, Erik Carter fumbled at his own 24-yard line, and Colgate recovered the ball. Scott immediately raced to the Georgetown 3-yard line, and two plays later, Saraceno finished off the scoring drive with a two-yard run for a 14-0 lead.
In the second quarter, Georgetown cut the Colgate lead in half on a three-yard touchdown pass from Bassuener to Kyle VanFleet with 6:04 remaining. The Raiders answered right back when Jacob Stein booted a 23-yard field goal with 1:25 left for a 17-7