Defense and Rushing Attack Keys Georgetown Football's 14-7 Win Over Marist on Senior Day
Nov. 20, 2010
WASHINGTON - Senior running back Philip Oladeji (Plano, Texas/Plano East) and freshman running back Dalen Claytor (Dunwoody, Ga./Dunwoody) each rushed for second quarter touchdowns, as the Georgetown University football team (4-7) defeated the Marist Red Foxes (3-8), 14-7 to celebrate Senior Day for the Hoyas at Mutli-Sport Field.
The Hoyas defense frustrated Marist's offense, holding them to just 80 second half yards and six first downs, as the Red Foxes were not able to score after the first quarter. Junior defensive end Andrew Schaetzke (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit) finished the game with eight tackles, 2.5 sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss and an interception, while senior defensive tackle George Cullen (Janesville, Wis./Janesville Craig) had five tackles with one sack and two tackles for a loss of six. Overall Georgetown's seniors combined to make 29 tackles with Nick Parrish (Irving, Texas/Dallas Jesuit) leading the way with seven and Patrick O'Donnell (Media, Pa./Penncrest) adding six.
Georgetown was able to rush for 159 yards, as Oladeji carried the ball 17 times for 17 yards and the game-tying touchdown in the second quarter. Freshman running back Dalen Claytor carried four times for 34 yards, including the 17 yard game-winning touchdown. Claytor also had three catches for 27 yards.
The Red Foxes took an early lead, as Marist quarterback Tommy Reilly completed two passes for 38 yards and Ryan Dinnebeil did the rest, during a six-play fifty yard drive in the first quarter. Dinnebeil rushed in from four yards and Jason Myers made the point after to put Marist in front, 7-0.
In the second quarter, Schaetzke intercepted a pass giving GU the ball at the Marist 28 yard line. A pass interference call against the Red Foxes and an eight yard completion to Keerome Lawrence (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) gave Georgetown the ball at the eight yard line. Oladeji would do the rest, carrying for seven yards and then punching it in from a yard out to put the Hoyas on the board. Brett Weiss converted the extra point to tie the score at seven.
The Hoyas would get the ball back late in the second quarter, again with good field position at the Marist 49 yard line. Claytor opened the drive with a 12 yard catch, with an extra 15 yards tacked on due to a Marist personal foul. Two plays later, Claytor would burst through the middle for 17 yards and his second collegiate touchdown, one that would prove to be the game-winner. Weiss converted the extra point to give Georgetown the 14-7 lead.
Schaetzke and Danny Thompson, Jr (Weston, Fla./Cypress Bay) combined on a sack that would knock Reilly out of the game. Chuckie Looney came on to replace the injured QB, moving the Red Foxes down to the Georgetown five yard line with less than a minute in the half. Junior linebacker Robert McCabe (Newtown Square, Pa./Malvern Prep) would intercept Looney's pass attempt to end the threat and send the game into halftime.
Georgetown's defense stifled the Marist offense through the second half, forcing five punts and one interception in five second half possessions. Jeremy Moore (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse), who finished the game with 11 tackles and three pass break ups, intercepted a Looney pass in the third quarter to halt a drive.
In the fourth quarter Marist's Nick Mainiero intercepted a pass and returned it 53 yards, but was stopped 15 yards short of the end zone by Scott Darby. The Hoyas defense was received a break in the form of a false start penalty and a holding penalty on Marist, before Thompson sacked Looney for eight yards to push them out of field goal range.
On Marist's final drive senior linebacker Paul Sant'Ambrogio (Bloomfield, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) sacked Looney to drop him back four yards in a third down and five situation to force a Marist punt.
Chance Logan and Oladeji split carries on the Hoyas final possession of the 2010 season, picking up enough first downs to run the final 4:30 off the clock to seal a 14-7 victory and improve Georgetown to 4-7, the program's most wins since 2004 when they were also 4-7.
NOTES: Prior to the game The Hoyas will celebrate the careers and contributions made by OL Erik Antico (Rye, N.Y./Rye), OL Rob Bates (Malvern, Pa./Malvern Prep), DL George Cullen (Janesville, Wisc./Janesville Craig), DB Frank DiTommaso (Short Hills, N.J./Seton Hall Prep), DL Shane Isdaner (Gladwyne, Pa./Episcopal Academy), DL ShaBazz Kelton (New Brunswick, N.J./New Brunswick), SLOT Keerome Lawrence (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse), LB Patrick O'Donnell (Media, Pa./Penncrest), RB Philip Oladeji (Fort Worth, Texas/LD Bell), LB Nick Parrish (Irving, Texas/Jesuit College Prep), RB Gyasi Parrish (Cincinnati, Ohio/Princeton), LB Paul Sant'Ambrogio (Bloomfield, N.J./Seton Hall Prep), RB Geoffrey Schnorr (Wappinger Falls, N.Y./Roy C. Ketcham), OL Dan Semler (Annandale, Va./W.T. Woodson), and DL Danny Thompson Jr. (Weston, Fla./Cypress Bay). All 15 honorees are four-year letterwinners in the GU football program.