Sept. 12, 2010
EASTON, Pa. - The Georgetown University football team (2-0, 1-0 Patriot League) opened its season with consecutive wins for the first time since 1999 and won consecutive games for the first time since 2003. The victory against Patriot League rival Lafayette also ends a 13 game league losing streak dating back to an October 27, 2007 loss to Lehigh.
During the victory, senior LB and two-year captain Nick Parrish etched his name atop the record books, as the program's career leader in tackles. Following the dramatic victory here is what a few of the Hoyas had to say:
Georgetown Head Coach Kevin Kelly
On the feeling of earning a Patriot League victory... What am I thinking? I wish that clock would run down to zero. It was a great effort by Lafayette, it was a true team win for us and I can't tell you how big this is for our program at this point in time. I'm so happy for our players, especially our seniors who have gone through some real tough times. This is what coaching is all about, it's rewarding to see some of the hard work pay off.
On Lafayette having a new quarterback under center... The first ball game you never know what they're going to do. But with a new quarterback we figured they were going to try to run the football and run the screen game and boots, those types of things, so they did exactly what we thought they were going to do and I just give credit to our defense. It was a true bend but not break football game. That's the name of the game though how many points are on the board and not how many yards you gained.
On Lafayette's blitzing and Georgetown's offensive line play giving Scott Darby time to throw... I think it's a combination of our offensive line doing an excellent job in preparation and Scott stood in there and took some shots, so that's a credit to him and his toughness that he hung in there and made the right throws and threw on time and did those things before the blitzes could get there.
Junior Quarterback Scott Darby On running a hurry up offense for the final three quarters of the game with Lafayette... We couldn't get a rhythm going on the first couple of drives. We were waiting, trying to uncover stuff, run the zone, but once we decided to hurry it up and go with a two minute tempo it all started to click and once we got going it was hard to stop us.
On the performance Georgetown's slot receivers... Once we started getting going they couldn't bring as much zone blitz as they wanted to or as they did earlier in the game, so they had to stay in base looks, which is always easier to read. We were just able to exploit the holes and the holes were in the middle of the field, so the slots were able to get there and make plays.
On not letting Lafayette's blitzing scheme effect them... There were a couple of snaps where they weren't even set up and we just ran it. It's hard to bluff blitzes and confuse us when we're snapping it before they get the defensive call in, so that's what we went to and it worked.
Nick Parrish On responding to Lafayette's high powered offense... We just had guys play their positions great and play the right techniques. When they were hitting big plays against us it was because we were getting out of position and guys had their eyes in the wrong place, but once we settled down and played Hoya defense we were fine and that's when you saw the turnovers start to happen.
On what winning last week meant for today... It was good to go out and get some live bullets and see what you have under the hood, but coming into this game we knew we needed to step it up against a league opponent. We talk about wanting to be league champs and that started this weekend.
Junior defensive end Andrew Schaetzke On the victory against Lafayette... We got a lot of big breaks on defense and shut them out in the second half. Our offense played really good in the second half and that enabled us to come from behind and get a victory.
On the factors that led him to 2.0 sacks and 4.0 tackles for loss against the Leopards... We were able to slow down their run a little bit, which forced them to pass a little bit more. When they're in those situations it's pass rushing downs so it's easier to go.
Sophomore SLOT Max Waizenegger On his 51-yard touchdown reception against Lafayette... Scott just threw the ball right there and did my best to catch it and after that it was a blur because it went by so fast.
On the performances of himself and fellow SLOT Keerome Lawrence... I attribute it to our offensive line. They gave Scott the protection he needed to get the ball out to us and we just ran Coach P's offense got into space and did our thing.