One year ago the Yale football team opened its season by taking Georgetown down in a 28-14 victory in Washington, D.C., setting the stage for the rest of a successful season that ended with a 9-1-0 record.

Mike McLeod ’09 facilitated the win with his four rushing touchdowns and the team received unforeseen aid from H-back John Sheffield ’10, who delivered a remarkable eight catches for 115 yards.

Yale started the game off strong, building a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. But the Hoyas put up a good fight in the second quarter with a 12-play drive ending with a 10-yard touchdown pass to close off the half.

The Bulldogs recovered in the third quarter retaking their 14-point lead after McLeod’s one-yard touchdown run. Georgetown tried to make a final comeback in the fourth quarter, but, thanks to McLeod’s deal-closing 43-yard carry followed by a 14-yard dash into the endzone, the game belonged to the Elis.

The Bulldogs return nearly all of the key players instrumental in last year’s victory over Georgetown — the first season-opening victory in three years. With an aggressive offense and a strong defensive line this season, it will be hard to let the Hoyas slip through the cracks tomorrow.