WASHINGTON - Senior linebacker Robert McCabe (Newtown Square, Pa./Malvern Prep) has earned Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second consecutive week after his 13 tackle, one sack and one tackle for loss performance that helped the Georgetown University football team (2-0, 0-0 Patriot League) defeat Wagner, 13-10 on Saturday afternoon. Junior placekicker/punter Matt MacZura (Cranberry Twp., Pa./Malvern Prep) was named a weekly honorable mention after kicking the game-winning field goal with less than two minutes remaining in the game.
McCabe and the Hoyas defense was strong for the second consecutive week, holding Wagner under 100 yards on the ground and allowing just 10 points to an offense that was among the nation's leaders in rushing a year ago. McCabe, who broke Georgetown's single-season tackles record in 2011, finished with double-digit tackles for the second consecutive week. The Hoyas defense clamped down after the Seahawks took a 7-0 lead on the first drive in the first quarter. GU only allowed three points for the rest of the game. This is the third time McCabe, the PL's preseason Defensive Player of the Year, has been named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week.
MacZura, who was named the team's placekicker in training camp after working exclusively as the team's punter during his first two years on the Hilltop, went 2-for-2 on his first career field goal attempts, including a 35-yarder with 1:42 on the clock in the fourth quarter that proved to the be the game-winner. MacZura also pinned two punts inside the Wagner 20 yard line, including one that was downed by Dustin Wharton at the one-yard line late in the game.
With the win over Wagner, the Hoyas improved to 2-0 for the third consecutive season. This is the first time the Georgetown has started 2-0 over a three-year period since 1978-1980, when GU was coached by Scotty Glacken. The Blue & Gray will look to win its first three games for the first time since 1999 when they host Ivy League opponent Yale on Saturday afternoon at Multi-Sport Field. Kick-off time is slated for 1:05 p.m.
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