Football

Georgetown's offense shut down in 35-3 loss in NAIA semifinals

Carroll College showed Georgetown why it's a defending and six-time NAIA national football champion.

Five Carroll players scored touchdowns, and its defense held the high-scoring Tigers to a field goal in a 35-3 semifinal rout Saturday in Helena, Mont.

Carroll (13-1) advances to the national championship for the second straight season, where it will face Saint Xavier (Ill.) on Dec. 17 in Rome, Ga. Saint Xavier (13-1) upset top-ranked Marian (Ind.) on Saturday 30-27.

Georgetown (12-1), which hadn't scored fewer than 21 points in a game all season, was held to 69 yards rushing, and quarterback Neal Pawsat completed less than 50 percent of his passes (18 of 38).

Carroll dominated time of possession, converting on 9 of 14 third downs. Chance Demarais ran for 118 yards and a touchdown, and Dane Broadhead was 14-for 19 passing for 137 yards and a score.

Georgetown's only score came on Alex Kreimer's 40-yard field goal in the second quarter. Carroll has not given up a second-half score in the playoffs.

Carroll beat Sioux Falls (S.D.) 10-7 in last year's championship game. A seventh title would tie the all-time mark held by Texas A&I.

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