Georgetown Football Looks to Build on Early Success as They Travel to Yale

Max Waizenegger scores the game-winning touchdown against Lafayette.

Sept. 15, 2011

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (2-0, 1-0 Patriot League) will go on the road for the first time this season to take on the Yale Bulldogs at the Yale Bowl at noon on Saturday, September 17. The trip will be the second time in two years Georgetown will visit Yale, falling last season, 40-35. The meeting will be the sixth between the two schools with the Bulldogs winning the previous five.

BROADCAST INFORMATION: Fans can listen to the game live on Hoyavision, broadcasted on Georgetown's official athletic website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus providing the call.

LAST WEEK: The Hoyas enter this weekend's matchup after junior QB Isaiah Kempf (Glendale, Calif./Bridgton Academy) found junior SLOT Max Waizenegger (Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson) for a late fourth quarter touchdown to put the Hoyas in front 14-13. The defense went to work keeping Lafayette from scoring as senior defensive end Andrew Schaetzke (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit) forced a fumble that was recovered by sophomore linebacker Dustin Wharton (LaVale, Md./Allegany) with under two minutes remaining. Schaetzke would get into the backfield for a sack on the final play of the game to end Lafayette's chances.

KEEP THE STREAK ALIVE: After defeating Lafayette, 14-13 last Saturday, Georgetown has now won three consecutive games, dating back to the 14-7 victory over Marist last season on November 20, 2010. The string of three victories is the longest for Georgetown since 2003. The Hoyas have not won four in a row since 1999.

MACZURA AND WAIZENEGGER EARN PATRIOT LEAGUE HONORS: Sophomore punter Matt MacZura (Cranberry Twp., Pa./Central Catholic) earned Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week after helping the Hoyas in a field position battle with Lafayette last week. MacZura had four punts inside the 20 yard line with a long of 45 yards to help GU come out on top. Waizenegger had both of the Hoyas touchdowns to earn Patriot League Offensive Honorable Mention.

 

 

HOMECOMING FOR Jeremy Moore: Junior CB/KR Jeremy Moore (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) will return to his hometown of New Haven to play at the Yale Bowl where he grew up watching games. Last season, Moore, a three-sport standout at nearby James Hillhouse High School, had a breakout game at Yale, returning a kickoff 85-yards for a touchdown, while making seven tackles, one tackle for loss and breaking up four passes.

PRESSURING THE QUARTERBACK: Through two games, the Georgetown defense has continually put pressure on the opposing teams' quarterback. GU currently ranks first in the Patriot League and is tied for sixth in Division I FCS with nine sacks. Junior linebacker Jeremy Grasso (Washington Twp., N.J./Bergen Catholic) is tied for fifth in the nation with 3.5 sacks, while Schaetzke, Moore, junior linebacker Robert McCabe (Newtown Square, Pa./Malvern Prep) and senior defensive end Daniel Lenihan (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) have all registered sacks.

THREE FRESHMEN MOVE INTO HOYAS STARTING LINEUP: Left tackle Mike Roland (Miami, Fla./Coral Gables), nose tackle Jordan Richardson (Athens, Ga./Athens Academy) and linebacker Alec May (Wrenthem, Mass./King Phillip each made their first career start against Lafayette last Saturday. With Roland in the starting lineup, the average weight of the Hoyas five projected starters is 317 pounds. Richardson had two tackles and one tackle for loss, while May had four tackles against the Leopards.

ABOUT YALE: The Bulldogs will open their season with GU for the second consecutive year. Last season, Yale used a 40-35 win over Georgetown to start them on the way to a 7-3 season under then second season Head Coach Tom Williams. They were especially tough at home, going 4-2 at the Yale Bowl. Yale returns five All-Ivy League performers, including first team linebacker Jordan Haynes, second teamers QB Patrick Witt, RB Alex Thomas and WR/RS Chris Smith and honorable mention CB Drew Baldwin.

TICKET INFORMATION: The Hoyas are on the road for five weeks before returning to the Hilltop for Homecoming, when they take on Colgate at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 22. Tickets for any of Georgetown's two remaining home games can be purchased by calling the Hoyas box office at (202) 687-HOYA (4692) or visiting the team's official website - GUHoyas.com - and visiting http://www.guhoyas.com/tickets/m-footbl-tickets.html.

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