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Harvard vs. Georgetown - 10/4/14 CFB Pick, Odds, Prediction

Georgetown (2-3) vs. Harvard (2-0)
Date & Time Saturday October 4, 2014, 12:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Georgetown Hoyas +18.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5
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CFB | Georgetown (2-3) vs. Harvard (2-0)

The Harvard Crimson and Georgetown Hoyas will meet Saturday afternoon at Multi-Sport Field.

The Harvard Crimson have picked up where they left off last season and are 2-0. Harvard is getting solid production out of junior quarterback Scott Hosch, who is completing 69.6 percent of his passes for one touchdown and one interception, while the Crimson ground game is averaging close to five yards per carry. Andrew Casten has 186 rushing yards and three touchdowns, as he’s quickly become Harvard’s explosive threat on the offensive side of the ball. Andrew Fischer is making a name for himself as one of the top receivers in the Ivy League, as he’s already racked up 18 receptions for 172 yards and a score. Harvard is averaging 31.5 points per game and more than 400 yards of offense due to a balanced attack. Defensively, the Harvard Crimson are allowing 401 yards per game and have forced five sacks and four turnovers. Matt Koran and Connor Sheehan lead Harvard with 16 tackles, and Zack Hodges has two sacks.

The Georgetown Hoyas still have a ways to go with a 2-3 start, but this has already been a better year than last season. Georgetown enters this game with an offense that is still trying to find its way, averaging less than 13 points per game. Quarterback Kyle Nolan is completing just 52.8 percent of his passes for three touchdowns and two interceptions, while the Hoyas ground game is averaging just 3.3 yards per game. The Hoyas are averaging just 272.2 yards per game and are coming off a shutout loss to the Colgate Raiders. The Hoyas only real hope here is to get their ground game going, as Jo'el Kimpela and Daniel Wright have provided the most promise offensively. Defensively, the Georgetown Hoyas are allowing 323 yards per game and have forced 13 sacks and seven turnovers. Nick Alfieri leads Georgetown with 51 tackles and Alec May has 11 tackles for loss.

I can't leave this many points on the table with a Georgetown team that's improved from a year ago. The Hoyas may not have the athletes Harvard has, but they have an improved attitude and should be hungry to get a win in front of their home fans. While a victory likely isn't in the cards for Georgetown, they should be able to keep it closer than expected. 

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Georgetown Hoyas +18.5

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