The Georgetown Hoyas football team represents Georgetown University in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level of college football. They play their home games at Cooper Field on the Georgetown University campus in Washington, D.C. The first football team at Georgetown was formed on November 1, 1874, with the earliest recorded intercollegiate games dating to 1887. The Hoyas’ last successful season was 1949, the program was losing too much money, therefore on March 22, 1951 the University’s president canceled the football program. In 1962, Georgetown allowed its students to start a football program as an exhibition-only club sport. Varsity football resumed in 1970 at what later became known as the Division III level. In 1976, Georgetown began an annual rivalry game with the Catholic University Cardinals for the Steven Dean Memorial Trophy. The competition ended in 1993, when Georgetown Hoyas moved into the Division I Football Championship Subdivision. In 1993, the team joined the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, a mostly Catholic conference on the East Coast. With eight wins, the team won the conference championship outright in 1997, and were co-champions in 1998 with nine wins. The Hoyas have posted just one winning season since 2000, an 8-3 record in 2011.