Sept. 13, 2010
WASHINGTON - Junior quarterback Scott Darby (Tewksbury, Mass./St. John's Prep) and junior defensive end Andrew Schaetzke (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit) were named Patriot League Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week respectively when the league announced honors on Monday afternoon. It was the first time since the Hoyas joined the league in 2001 that they have earned offensive and defensive honors.
Darby led the Hoyas to a 28-24 victory over Lafayette on Saturday, their first Patriot League victory since 2007, by completing 18-of-30 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns, while not throwing an interception. Darby has not thrown an interception in 53 pass attempts this season. Against the Leopards, Darby found Keerome Lawrence on a six-yard touchdown pass late in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 21-14. During the first possession of the second half Darby found sophomore SLOT Max Waizenegger on a 51-yard strike to close the gap to three points. Late in the third quarter, Darby would lead a 10-play, 80 yard drive, to give Georgetown a 28-24 lead, the eventual final score. Darby is Georgetown's first Offensive Player of the Week since former quarterback Matt Bassuener won the award in 2007.
Schaetkze proved to be a disruptive force in the Hoyas upset victory over Lafayette, recording eight tackles, including four tackles for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble. Schaetzke had a strong fourth quarter with a sack and a forced fumble that halted Lafayette deep in Georgetown territory. The two sacks resulted in 16 lost yards, with the four tackles for loss for 23 yards. Schaetzke has a sack in four of his last six games, including both games this season. This is his first Defensive Player of the Week award.
Georgetown (2-0,1-0 Patriot League), who started its season with two wins for the first time since 1999, will travel to New Haven, Conn. to take on Yale in the Bulldogs home opener. It will be the third consecutive weekend that Georgetown will serve as its opponent's home opener. Live audio of Georgetown's game against Yale can be found free of charge on GUHoyas.com with Chuck Timanus providing the play-by-play.