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GEORGETOWN FOOTBALL GAMEDAY LIVE BLOG: RAINY DAY AT BUCKNELL

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Good Morning Georgetown Football Fans and welcome to the blog!

We're a little over an hour away from kick-off here at Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium in rainy Lewisburg, Pa. It's a chilly, windy 54 degrees, the kind of Pennsylvania day where you round up the guys in the neighborhood for some tackle football at the park. Luckily, we're about to see just that.

Today's game with Bucknell has built up a little bit of hype around the Patriot League, with the Hoyas and Bison both entering today with 3-1 records. Not so bad for two teams picked to finish in the cellar prior to the season. Even The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa. is talking about the Hoyas... http://articles.mcall.com/2011-09-28/sports/mc-patriot-notebook-0928-20110928_1_scott-darby-hoyas-patriot-league

The matchup will feature this past week's Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week (GU QB Scott Darby) and Defensive Player of the Week, Bucknell's defensive end Josh Eden. Eden, who had an interception return for a TD, a safety and a fumble recovery in last week's win against Princeton. Darby, as you may remember accounted for five touchdowns and had the best completion percentage in GU history (81.8 percent).

PATRIOT LEAGUE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR PREVIEW... Bucknell's Eden and Andrew Schaetzke are both among the top defensive players in the league. Schaetzke leads the PL in sacks and tackles for loss, while Eden is fourth in sacks and fifth in tackles for loss.

KEEP READING AFTER THE JUMP FOR STARTERS AND MUCH MORE...


A few notes before we get into starters...
This is the 24th meeting between the two school's, with GU trailing the career series, 9-13-1. Though the games have been close, with each of the last six contests being decided by 10 points or less, with both of the Hoyas wins coming here in Lewisburg.

The Hoyas and Bison also feature two of the most opportunistic defenses in Division I FCS. Bucknell has the second best turnover margin in the bowl subdivision at +11. The Hoyas are tied for fourth at +7.

GEORGETOWN STARTERS
QB Scott Darby
RB Nick Campanella
WR Jamal Davis
WR Patrick Ryan
SLOT Jeremiah Kayal
RT Kevin Sullivan
RG Ed Hesselgren
C Michael Francis
LG Donald Rhodes
LT Mike Roland

DEFENSE
DE Andrew Schaetzke
DT Jordan Richardson
DE Dan Lenihan
OLB Dustin Wharton
ILB Robert McCabe
ILB Jeremy Grasso
OLB Sean Campbell
CB Jayah Kaisamba
CB Stephen Atwater
S Wayne Heimuli
S David Quintero

1ST QUARTER
Dalen Claytor gets kick-off and brings it out to the 25 yard line.

1st and 10 at GU 25: On the second play Bucknell recovers a Hoyas fumble at the 12 yard line. Bucknell ball

BUCKNELL 1st and 10 at the 12: Tyler Smith and Brandon Wesley open with short rushes down to the 8...1st and Goal Bucknell. Wesley scores to put Bucknell in front 7-0.

GEORGETOWN 1st and 10 at the GU 35...So far a steady dose of Nick Campanella. Though on a 4th and short the Hoyas are stuffed giving the ball back to Bucknell at their own 40.

BUCKNELL 1st and 10 at the 40...Schaetzke gets good pressure on Brandon Wesley, though as Wesley was being wrapped up he threw the ball to the ground for the incompletion. On 2nd and 10 GU again stuffs the run before Dan Lenihan gets the big sack to bring up 4th and 16. They'll punt to Kevin Macari

GEORGETOWN 1st and 10 at their own 42...After a bad punt Georgetown takes over in good field position...Bucknell's pass rush has been great so far, sacking Darby on the first play. Darby is flushed out of the pocket on third down and knocked down as the Hoyas are again forced to punt.

BUCKNELL at BUCKNELL 35 (5:00)...Wesley and the Bison have put together a nice drive so far, as Gabe Swara and Tyler Smith each have gains of more than 10 yards...Wesley gets a short rush inside the Hoyas 20 now with under 1:15 left in the first quarter...Smith has done a great job on this drive dodging or breaking the first tackle and picking up extra yards. He has done it again to get the ball to the 10 yard line as time runs out on the first quarter. 

2ND QUARTER
BUCKNELL at the GU10: Two plays in and Tyler Smith has given Bucknell a 14-0 lead.

GU Drive starts at GU29 (14:06): Isaiah Kempf now in at QB...On the first play an option to Chance Logan picks up about 5 on the play...Kempf scrambles out on third down after a GU loss, and finds Tucker Stafford on a nice gain, but not nice enough for a first down. Matt MacZura back on to punt for the Hoyas from their own 35. An illegal procedure call on GU moves it back to the 30...Bucknell after the punt will get the ball at their own 38.

BUCKNELL starts at BU38 (12:03)...Wesley scrambles on first down for five before Grasso brings him down...Jeremiah Young breaks a tackle and takes it to the 50 for a first down...Wesley completes a pass to Frank DeNick at the GU36...Wesley puts a throw right on the money to DeNick for a 36 yard touchdown pass to put Bucknell in front 21-0 after the extra point.

HUGE KICK RETURN from Dalen Claytor. Claytor returned the ball to the Bucknell 41 yard line, though a sideline interference call on GU puts the ball at the Bucknell 46.
GU Starts at the BU46 (10:03) ...Kempf first pass to Claytor for six yards. On 2nd and 4 they go the same play, which is stopped for a loss...Max Waizenegger makes a reception for close to 8 yards for a GU first down...1st and 10 (8:44)...Brandon Durham picks up three on his first carry...On 3rd and 7 Kempf's pass to Davis is incomplete to bring MacZura back out to punt. MacZura's punt is fair caught at the BU13.

My apologies if you have been following the live blog. We have been having some internet issues here.

Since the last update Bucknell extended its lead to 28-0 on a 41 yard touchdown pass from Brandon Wesley to Victor Walker.

On the ensuing drive Georgetown's offense came to life as Kempf completed a 17 yard pass to Patrick Ryan and then three consecutive passes to Jamal Davis, including a 19 yard touchdown catch to make the score.

BUCKNELL 28, GEORGETOWN 7 at the half

3RD QUARTER
BUCKNELL DRIVE STARTS at the BU23
ANDREW SCHAETZKE strips the ball from Wesley to give the Hoyas the ball at the BU15.

GU BALL at the BU15...A nice pass to Davis gets the ball to the BU9 yard line, but Brett Weiss will kick a 19 yard field goal to make the score BUCKNELL 28, GEORGETOWN 10.

BUCKNELL Drive at the BU7 after a illegal wedge called on the Bucknell return:
Dan Lenihan stuffs Tyler Smith for one yard on 1st and 10...Dustin Wharton and Sean Campbell in on a sack back to the BU3 to bring up 4th and 12.  Gutokowski to punt for Bucknell.

Kevin Macari returns the punt to the BU29. Great field position for the Hoyas.

GEORGETOWN Drive at the GU29: After an incomplete pass Isaiah Kempf has been sacked twice giving away the great field position they had gained after the punt return...MacZura now on to punt.

Georgetown catches a break, Bucknell fumbled the punt and Nick Alfieri recovered to give the Hoyas the ball at the 15.

GU Drive at the BU15...GU will have to convert on a 4th and short to keep the drive alive at the BU10. HUGE TOUCHDOWN CATCH FOR KENNY FURLOUGH! Furlough goes up between three DB's and pulls down the 10 yard touchdown reception to convert a 4th down. Chance Logan catches the two point conversion pass as the Hoyas move within 10 points.
BUCKNELL 28, GEORGETOWN 18 (8:12 remaining in the 3rd)

BUCKNELL Drive to start at the BU37 (8:04): The Georgetown defense has looked very good so far in the second half as they will go three and out...Bucknell's punt will be downed at the GU1 yard line. Tough field position for the Hoyas.

GEORGETOWN DRIVE at the GU1 (5:54): GU pinned at their own 1 yard line on 3rd down when Kempf found Kevin Macari out to the 12 for a 1st down. Kempf finds Macari again out to the 31 yard line as the Hoyas offense seems to have gained some momentum...Kempf and the Hoyas are now moving, finding Claytor and Waizenegger on consecutive catches for a first down out near midfield, as the clock continues to wind down in the 3rd Quarter...Kempf misses on three straight though as GU will punt, though from the much safer 47 yard line.

BUCKNELL DRIVE at the BU 20 (3:56):

4TH QUARTER
BUCKNELL at the BU45.
Just 10 seconds into the quarter Frank DeNick makes a 55 yard touchdown reception from Wesley to take some of the wind out of the Hoyas tires. BUCKNELL 35, GEORGETOWN 18.

Dalen Claytor with another explosive kick-off return gets out to the GU46 to start the drive.
GU at the GU46: Kempf looks for Burke on the first two passes, but the first falls incomplete and the second was tipped at the line. Furlough was the intended receiver on 3rd and 10, but could not bring the pass back in bounds as MacZura will be back on to punt.

BUCKNELL Drive (12:30): Andrew Schaetzke has a huge sack and David Quintero makes a big 3rd down tackle to stop Bucknell. Gutokowski punts out of the back of the end zone, as the Hoyas will take over at the 20.

GEORGETOWN DRIVE (11:08): Kempf throws down field but is intercepted by Sean Rafferty to give Bucknell the ball back at the BU49.

(7:58) Georgetown driving again, as Kempf finds Davis who gets enough yardage for the first down. Davis now has 6 catches for 70 yards, leading all Hoya receivers...Kempf escapes the rush and finds Patrick Ryan...Jamal Davis again picks up about 10 and again for about 12 to move the ball across midfield. Though the Hoyas have been stalled again. On a 4th and inches the Hoyas are called for an illegal procedure to move the ball back 5 yards. On 4th and 5 the pass to Kevin Macari is just a few inches short as Bucknell will get the ball back with a chance to run the clock down. 




 


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