Sept. 2, 2010
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team will open the 2010 season in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday evening, as they travel to take on the Davidson Wildcats at Smith Field at Richardson Stadium. The kick-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. The meeting will be the first since 2005, with Georgetown leading the all-time series 4-3.
The game between the Hoyas and Wildcats can be heard live, free of charge at www.GUHoyas.com with Chuck Timanus calling all of the action from Smith Field at Richardson Stadium. A live audio broadcast of every Georgetown game - both home and away - will be available through www.GUHoyas.com.
Head Coach Kevin Kelly begins his fifth season at the helm of the Georgetown football program, but this season will bring a fresh look to the offense through offensive coordinator David Patenaude, who held the same title at Hofstra for the past three seasons.
Georgetown returns plenty of experienced upperclassmen, including senior captains LB Nick Parrish (Irving, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) and LT Dan Semler (Annandale, Va./W.T. Woodson). Overall, the defense returns seven starters, while the offense returns six starters.
Parrish, the Patriot League leader with 110 tackles a year ago, will anchor a defense that also returns senior LB Patrick O'Donnell (Media, Pa./Penncrest) who was also among the league leaders in tackles with 69.
Junior DL Andrew Schaetzke (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit) returns after a strong sophomore season where he led the team with 5.5 sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss.
The Hoyas will have experience at quarterback, as junior Scott Darby (Tewksbury, Mass./St. John's Prep) and sophomore Isaiah Kempf (Glendale, Calif./Bridgton Academy), who each started during the 2010 season return. Both showed promise during the 2009 season, while also making their way into the Georgetown record books, as Kempf's 32 completions against Yale is the third best performance, while Darby's 31 completions against Marist is tied for the fourth highest single-game total in program history.
GU's offense will also feature senior SLOT Keerome Lawrence (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse), the squad's leading returning receiver, who had 33 catches for 334 yards and a touchdown.
Davidson, of the Pioneer League, comes into the season after a 3-7 campaign a year ago, finishing sixth place in the league. Like the Hoyas, Davidson has had a junior and sophomore battling through camp to start at quarterback with Matt Heavner and Chris Cochrane.
The meeting will be the first since 2005, when the Hoyas lost to the Wildcats 10-3. Georgetown leads the all-time series 4-3.