Georgetown 39, Marist 14
To be honest, Marist isn't even a very good team in the weak Pioneer Football League, but the game was a pick 'em and it was in Poughkeepsie so the final winning margin for Dartmouth's Week One opponent should open a few eyes. If it doesn't, this should: Arizona transfer Gunther Johnson passed for 369 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Hoyas. Georgetown finished with a 438-178 advantage in total yards. We won't learn much more about the Hoyas next week when they square off against the Campbell Camels, who opened with a win over DIII Chowan.
Colgate 24, Holy Cross 17
Here's what you need to know about Dartmouth's Week Two opponent. Holy Cross fell behind 24-0 by the half and Colgate needed to convert a fourth-and-10 with 2:38 remaining to be able to run out the clock and thwart an impressive comeback by the Crusaders. Here's something else you need to know: Colgate was a strong preseason favorite to win the Patriot League. Starting at quarterback for Holy Cross was junior Emmett Clifford, a product of Loyola Academy, the school that produced former Crusader quarterback Peter Pujals. Clifford was 14-of-23 for 113 yards with one TD. Holy Cross plays at Boston College Saturday.
Sacred Heart 35, Lafayette 6
Granted, Lafayette was picked below Holy Cross and ahead of only Georgetown in the Patriot League preseason poll, but a 35-6 win is a 35-6 win. Returning quarterback Kevin Duke completed 17-of-23 passes in his first game as a grad student, Jordan Meachum ran for 132 yards and fifth-year wideout Andrew O'Neill had nine catches for 103 yards as the Pioneers won handily in Fairfield. Sacred Heart had a 407-253 advantage in total yards. Charles Mack, the former Dartmouth receiver now at Sacred Heart as a grad student, started and caught one pass for 10 yards. The Pioneers travel to Bucknell Saturday.
•Meanwhile, Dartmouth held its Green-White scrimmage Saturday. Read all about it on BGA Premium.