Aug. 17, 2012
WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team will hold its first scrimmage of summer training camp on Saturday, August 18, on Multi-Sport Field with practice opening to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday's scrimmage marks the 13th day of training camp and will be the first chance for fans to see the 2012 football team in live game action.
The Hoyas return seven starters on offense and 10 starters on defense from a team that finished 8-3 overall and 3-2 in the Patriot League, its best record since 1999 and played for a Patriot League Championship for the first time since joining the league in 2001. GU was selected to finish fourth in the Patriot League's Preseason Poll, while senior captain linebacker Robert McCabe (Newtown Square, Pa./Malvern Prep) was named the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, the first Hoya to garner a preseason accolade since joining the PL. Senior cornerback Jeremy Moore (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) and sophomore offensive lineman Mike Roland (Miami, Fla./Coral Gables) also earned PL Preseason First Team honors.
Saturday's controlled scrimmage will be organized into six segments, beginning with special teams work, as the punt pro and punt block units will open the morning, followed by the kick-off coverage and kick-off return units.
The Hoyas will move into its scrimmage format rotating the first team offense versus first team defense for 10 plays, followed by the second team offense versus the second team defense for 10 plays. The first series will have the offense starting from its own 25 yard line. After both units complete 10 plays, the offense will move to its own 40 and then to the defenses 40 yard line.
The first and second teams will then work on its two-minute drill before moving to the red zone for the compete zone portion of practice. In 2011, the Hoyas featured the third most efficient red zone offense in the nation, scoring on 92-percent of its trips inside their opponents 20-yard line. The defense was eighth in the nation, limiting opposing offenses to scoring on just 68-percent of its trips into the red zone.
The offense and defense will each earn points for three series from both its first and second teams. The offense will score six points for a touchdown, one point for kicked extra points, two points for two-point conversions and three points for a field goal. The defense will earn one point for a blocked or missed extra point, seven points for a fourth down stop, blocked field goal or forced turnover.
Following Saturday, the Hoyas will have one more week of summer training camp before in-season practice and preparation for its season-opener at Davidson on Saturday, September 1 at 6 p.m. The Hoyas play its home-opener on Saturday, September 8 at 1 p.m. when they host Wagner at Multi-Sport Field.
Tickets are now on sale for all 2012 Georgetown Football home games. For more information and to purchase, please click here [ http://www.guhoyas.com/tickets/m-footbl-tickets.html] or contact the Georgetown Athletic Ticket Office at 202-687-HOYA (4692) or firstname.lastname@example.org.