77-0 win might vault Georgetown to No. 1

November 4, 2012 

Georgetown built a four-touchdown lead in the first quarter and rolled to a 77-0 victory over visiting Union on Senior Day.

The win earned the second-ranked Tigers a share of the Mid-South Conference title and, most likely, their first No. 1 ranking since 2002. Marian (Ind.), No. 1 in the NAIA coaches' poll, lost to No. 5 Saint Xavier on Saturday, clearing the way for Georgetown.

The Tigers rolled up 591 yards of offense, including 356 on the ground with eight touchdowns.

"It was a great way to go out for these 26 seniors," Georgetown Coach Bill Cronin said.

Murray State 49, Tennessee State 28: Jaamal Berry rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns, and host Murray State closed the game with a 29-0 run to stun Tennessee State in an Ohio Valley Conference upset.

The Racers (4-5, 3-3) trailed 28-20 late in the third quarter but scored on three consecutive possessions over the next 5:44. Tennessee State (8-2, 4-2) was shut out in the fourth quarter while Murray State scored three touchdowns. The Racers travel to Eastern Kentucky next week.

Morehead State 49, Davidson 14: Sophomore Rees Macshara ran for 126 yards and senior Donte Sawyer had nine catches for 126 yards to lead host Morehead State (3-6, 2-4 Pioneer Football League) over Davidson (1-8, 1-5).

Birmingham Southern 45, Centre 14: Host Centre gave up 600 yards of offense on Senior Day in the Southern Athletic Association defeat. Shawn Morris ran for 187 yards and Jimmy Stainback passed for 313 yards and three touchdowns for Birmingham Southern (6-3, 2-1). Harry Meisner had 142 yards rushing for Centre (6-3, 1-2). Heath Haden passed for 165 yards and threw three interceptions.

Quincy 35, Kentucky Wesleyan 27: Host Quincy struck for three straight touchdowns in the second half to beat Kentucky Wesleyan. Will Barnes passed for 276 yards and three scores for Wesleyan (2-8, 0-7 Great Lakes Valley Conference) but was sacked nine times.

Belhaven 24, Pikeville 14: Belhaven (6-4) scored the game's first 24 points, more than enough to beat visiting Pikeville (3-7). Zeke White ran for both Pikeville touchdowns in the second half.

Faulkner 31, Campbellsville 24: Josh Hollingsworth completed 43 of 72 passes for 511 yards and three touchdowns to lead Faulkner (6-4, 4-2 Mid-South) over host Campbellsville (2-8,1-4). Seth McFerrin ran for 99 yards for Campbellsville, and Bryan Parnes passed for 179 yards.

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