Sept. 9, 2010
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (1-0) will open its 2010 Patriot League schedule when they travel to Easton, Pa. to take on the Lafayette College Leopards on Saturday evening, at Fisher Stadium. The kick-off is scheduled for 6:08 p.m. The meeting will be the 14th, with Lafayette leading the all-time series 10-3. The Hoyas will look to win two in a row for the first time since 2003.
The game between the Hoyas and Leopards can be heard live, free of charge, at www.GUHoyas.com with Chuck Timanus calling all of the action from Fisher Stadium. A live audio broadcast of every Georgetown game - both home and away - will be available through www.GUHoyas.com.
The Blue & Gray opened its season last weekend with a 20-10 victory over the Davidson Wildcats. Junior QB Scott Darby (Tewksbury, Mass./St. John's Prep) completed 14-of-23 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 58 yards on 17 carries and another touchdown in the victory. The Hoyas had three players gain more than 50 yards on the ground, led by senior RB Phillip Oladeji (Plano, Texas/Plano East), who carried the ball 15 times for 64 yards. Wilburn "Chance" Logan (Kingston, R.I./North Kingstowne) carried the ball eight times for 58 yards, including a game-long 32 yard run.
Freshman SLOT Brandon Durham (Mesquite, Texas/Dallas Christian) scored a touchdown from five yards out on his first collegiate carry. Sophomore WR Jeff Burke (Westlake, Ohio/St. Edward) had two catches for 26 yards and a touchdown.
Georgetown's defense held the Wildcats to just 46 yards on the ground, as senior captain Nick Parrish (Irving, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) registered 4.5 tackles. Parrish, now with 261.5 tackles, surpassed Jim Bolger (1989-92) to move into second on the Hoyas career tackles list. He sits 7.5 tackles behind Tom Wonica, who amassed 269 tackles from 1993 to 1995.
Junior safety Wayne Heimuli (Euless, Texas/Trinity) led the Hoyas' defense with 5.5 tackles and an interception, while senior LB Patrick O'Donnell (Media,Pa./Penncrest) had four tackles and an interception. Sophomore CB Jeremy Moore had a career-high four tackles, including two for loss in the Hoya victory.
Head Coach Kevin Kelly is in 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.
The game will be the first of the season for Lafayette, who return five offensive starters and five defensive starters from a 2009 squad that went 8-3 overall and 4-2 in the Patriot League, tying for second place.