Scores

Final

Yale 24

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Georgetown 21

(2-1, 1-1 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 15, 2012

Multi-Sport Field, Washington, DC

1 2 3 4 T
YALE 7 10 7 024
GTWN 0 14 7 021

Top Performers

Passing: E. Williams (YALE) - 250 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: T. Varga (YALE) - 21 CAR, 93 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Sandquist (YALE) - 9 REC, 187 YDS, 1 TD

Yale 24, Georgetown 21

Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Tyler Varga rushed for two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score, and Collin Bibb had a late interception to preserve Yale's season-opening 24-21 win over Georgetown on Saturday.

The victory was the first for new Bulldogs coach Tony Reno.

The Hoyas (2-1), driving from their own 25, had first-and-10 on the Yale 17 when Bibb picked off an Aaron Aiken pass with 33 seconds remaining.

The Bulldogs, who have won six straight season openers against Georgetown, opened the scoring on Varga's 2-yard TD, capping a 90-yard drive.

Kevin Macari tied the game on a 79-yard punt return, then the Hoyas pulled ahead on Jeremy Moore's 41-yard interception return.

Yale's Eric Williams hit Cameron Sandquist with a school-record 98-yard TD pass with 33 seconds to go until halftime, making it 17-14.

Claytor Dalen gave Georgetown a 21-17 lead on a 32-yard rush, but Varga's 9-yard run put the Bulldogs ahead for good.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
YALE
GTWN
1st Downs2521
Total Yards437354
Passing25094
Rushing187260
Penalties11-1065-42
3rd Down Conversions6-167-15
4th Down Conversions1-10-2
Turnovers54
Possession33:5626:04

Passing Leaders

YaleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Williams19/302508.313
GeorgetownC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Aiken11/25943.801

Rushing Leaders

YaleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Varga21934.4213
Cargill16764.8019
GeorgetownCARYDSAVGTDLG
Aiken15724.8014
Claytor55110.2132

Receiving Leaders

YaleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sandquist918720.8198
Little3196.3011
GeorgetownRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stafford33311.0018
Furlough3289.3014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERYALEGTWN
TD07:16Tyler Varga 2 Yd Run (Philippe Panico Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERYALEGTWN
TD08:42Kevin Macari 79 Yd Punt Return (Matt Maczura Kick) 77
TD07:25Jeremy Moore 41 Yd Interception Return (Matt Maczura Kick) 714
FG04:28Philippe Panico 36 Yd 1014
TD00:33Cameron Sandquist 98 Yd Pass From Eric Williams (Philippe Panico Kick) 1714
THIRD QUARTERYALEGTWN
TD08:21Dalen Claytor 32 Yd Run (Matt Maczura Kick) 1721
TD02:43Tyler Varga 9 Yd Run (Philippe Panico Kick) 2421