Georgetown Hosts Lafayette on Saturday Night in Home Opener at Multi-Sport Field

Sept. 11, 2009

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team comes back to campus for its home opener in which the Hoyas will host Patriot League rival Lafayette. The game, on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m., will be an historic one for the football program as the team plays its first game under the lights at the Multi-Sport Field.

The game between the Leopards and the Hoyas will be broadcast live on the Lafayette Sports Network, a national leader in Division I Football Championship Subdivision television coverage. The game will air on RCN-4 and WBPH-60 in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. Nationally, Lafayette Sports Network telecasts will be picked up for the ninth straight year by DIRECTV and DISH Network outlets, available to more than 60 million viewers. The matchup with the Hoyas will be rebroadcast on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) on Saturday night at 11:30 p.m.

Fans can also listen to the game live on the Georgetown Athletics website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus calling all of the action from the Multi-Sport Field. A live audio broadcast of every Georgetown game - both home and away - will be available through www.guhoyas.com.

Georgetown enters the game with a 0-1 record after a tough 20-7 loss on the road to Holy Cross last Saturday. Sophomore quarterback James Brady (Melville, N.Y. / St. Anthony's) was sharp early on connecting with junior Keerome Lawrence (New Haven, Conn. / Westlake) on a 33-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. Brady finished the day completing 11-of-23 passes for 77 yards.

Sharing the signal-calling duties with Brady was sophomore quarterback Scott Darby (Tewksbury, Mass. / St. John's Prep) who completed 8-of-17 pass attempts for 54 yards.

The rushing attack, which is led by versatile senior Charlie Houghton (Toronto, Canada/Phillips Academy [Mass.]), was held in check for most of the game. The team finished with a net of 38 rushing yards on 19 carries.

 

 

The Hoyas led for most of the game thanks to an impressive effort from the defense, which registered two sacks and six tackles-for-loss. Sophomore Wayne Heimuli (Euless, Texas/Trinity), was one of nine players to finish with at least five tackles in the game for the Hoyas, leading with a game high 12 tackles, three of which came for loss.

The game Saturday night will mark the first on the season for the Lafayette Leopards who are coming off a 7-4 campaign and are led by returning senior quarterback Rob Curley who threw for 1,424 yards and nine touchdowns last season.

This will be the 13th meeting all-time between Georgetown and Lafayette. The Leopards hold a 9-3 advantage in the head to head series, including a 7-1 record since joining the Patriot League. The teams first met on Oct. 25, 1902, a 23-0 Lafayette win in Washington. The teams played in 1922, 1927 and 1937 before renewing the rivalry in 2001.

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