Sept. 17, 2010
WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (2-0, 1-0 Patriot League) will travel to New Haven, Conn. to take on the Yale Bulldogs (0-0) on Saturday at Noon at the Yale Bowl. It will be Yale's season-opener, the third consecutive week the Hoyas will play the opposition in a team's home opening game.
The game between the Hoyas and Bulldogs can be heard live, free of charge, at www.GUHoyas.com with Chuck Timanus calling all of the action from the Yale Bowl. A live audio broadcast of every Georgetown game - both home and away - and a live blog of all of the action will be available through www.GUHoyas.com.
The Hoyas will look for a victory against an Ivy League opponent for the first time since defeating Cornell, 49-20 on October 18, 2003. They have dropped 10 consecutive games to Ivy League opponents.
The Blue & Gray defeated Lafayette College, 28-24 last weekend to snap a 13-game winless streak against Patriot League opponents. The win helped Georgetown improve to 2-0 for the first time since 1999. Junior defensive end Andrew Schaetzke (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit) finished with eight tackles, 2.0 sacks, 4.0 tackles for loss and a forced fumble. His performance earned him The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS National Defensive Player of the Week, as well as Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week.
Junior QB Scott Darby (Tewksbury, Mass./St. John's Prep) went 18-for-30 for 172 yards and two touchdown passes, earning him Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors. Darby has thrown 53 passes and carried the ball 24 times without turning it over during the first two games of the season. Darby's efficiency has helped Georgetown to a plus two turnover margin in each of the first two games.
Against Davidson Patrick O'Donnell and Wayne Heimuli (Euless,Texas/Trinity)had interceptions, while Heimuli and Jayah Kaisamba picked off passes and Robert McCabe and Schaetzke forced fumbles in Georgetown's win over Lafayette.
Senior LB and two-time captain Nick Parrish (Irving, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) made eight tackles to pass Tom Wonica, as Georgetown's all-time leader in tackles. Parrish, the wearer of the Joe Eacobacci No. 35 jersey passed Wonica, Eacobacci's college roommate and teammate on Sept. 11, registering his 269.5th career tackle in the fourth quarter against Lafayette.
Georgetown and Yale have met three times in the history of the two programs, losing all three matchups. The first meeting came on Sept. 15, 2007, a 28-14 loss to the Bulldogs. In the Hoyas only trip to the Yale Bowl in 2008, GU lost 47-7.