Sept. 12, 2013
WASHINGTON - Georgetown Football Looks to Continue Winning Ways against Marist
Hoyas looking to win ninth consecutive night game
The Georgetown University football team (1-1, 0-0 Patriot League) looks to build on a strong home-opening victory when they host Marist College (0-2, 0-0 Pioneer League) on Saturday under the lights at Multi-Sport Field. Kick-off is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. The game will be the 16th meeting between the programs, as Georgetown holds a 12-3 series advantage.
Fans can watch live streaming coverage of the Georgetown Athletics official website - www.guhoyas.com. The live broadcast of the Hoyas game with the Wildcats will feature Matt Fetters on play-by-play with Chuck Timanus and Brandon Small providing commentary. Monica McNutt will also provide reports from the sideline. In-game updates will be available through the Hoyas official twitter account: @HoyasFB.
The Hoyas opened its home schedule in front of a sell-out crowd at Multi-Sport Field last weekend, defeating Davidson 42-6. Six different Hoyas scored touchdowns, as senior quarterback Isaiah Kempf (Glendale, Calif./Bridgton Academy) passed for two touchdowns and rushed for one, helping earn a Patriot League Weekly Honorable Mention. Senior linebacker Dustin Wharton (LaVale, Md./Allegany) scored his first career touchdown, with a 24-yard interception return. Sophomore defensive lineman Hunter Kiselick (Nutley, N.J./Bergen Catholic) had four tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss in the win.
This week Georgetown will have an opportunity to keep two streaks alive against Marist. With last weekend's win over Davidson, the Hoyas have now won eight consecutive night games, dating back to the 2010 season-opener with the Wildcats. The Blue & Gray have also won six consecutive games against Pioneer League opponents, dating back to the same 2010 season-opener with Davidson.
KEMPF AND RED ZONE SUCCESS...Kempf has picked up where he left-off in 2011, helping the Hoyas convert red zone opportunities at a high rate. Through the first two games of the season, Georgetown is seven-for-eight with seven touchdowns when entering the opponent's 20 yard line. In 2011, Kempf and the Hoyas offense were among the nation's leaders in red zone efficiency, converting 36-of-39 opportunities.
HOYAS DEFENSIVE FRONT MAKING PLAYS IN BACKFIELD ...The Hoyas coaching staff anticipated its defensive front four to be among its deepest and most talented units during spring ball. This has proven true, as the Hoyas have been able to put heavy pressure on opposing offensive backfields. Through two games this season, Georgetown is among the nation's leaders with 14.0 tackles for loss (7.0 TFL/game). Jordan Richardson and Hunter Kiselick are each in the nation's top 40 with 3.0 tackles for loss apiece.
ABOUT MARIST...Head Coach Jim Parady is in his 22nd season at the helm of the Marist program, leading the Red Foxes to a 108-111-1 during his tenure with 10 winning seasons. Parady worked as a graduate assistant alongside GU Head Coach Kevin Kelly and defensive backs/special teams coordinator Kevin Doherty under Dick MacPherson at Syracuse in 1987. MacPherson's grandson is Cameron MacPherson, the Hoyas sophomore quarterback...Senior QB Chuck Looney broke the program's mark for career touchdown passes with two in the season-opener against Sacred Heart. Looney had two more TD passes against Bucknell to give him 33 for his career...Fifth-year senior defensive end Tom Fede has been named to the Collegiate Development Football League (CDFL) Preseason All-American Team. Fede has led the Red Foxes in sacks each of the previous two seasons. Since the start of the 2011 campaign, he has totaled 17.5 sacks and 29 tackles for losses. At 6-foot-5, 270 pounds, Fede has drawn a considerable amount of interest from NFL scouts...Senior WR Armani Martin has caught all four of Chucky Looney's touchdown passes this season. Martin's first career TD was a 75-yard reception against Georgetown in the Hoyas 55-28 win over the Red Foxes in 2011.
DASANI DROPS... For the second consecutive week, Coca-Cola will help enrich the game day fan experience by bringing the Drop into Dasani College Tour to MultiSport Field. Fans can "feel the flavor" as they jump around in the adult sized bounce-house full of confetti. Photos will be taken and instantly made available to share via social networks. Dasani will be giving out premium prizes for fans who play their interactive game that reinforces the importance of recycling.
Tickets are still available for Saturday's game with Marist or any of the Hoyas four later home games at Multi-Sport Field, by visiting www.WeAreGeorgetown.com.