Sept. 19, 2008
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University football team departs on Friday for a non-league matchup with Ivy League foe Yale. The Hoyas enter the game with a 1-1 overall record, while Yale will be playing its season opener. Kickoff at the venerable Yale Bowl is slated for 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. Live audio of the game will be available on the Georgetown Athletics website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus calling all of the action.
Georgetown opened the season on Saturday, Sept. 6 with a 12-7 win over Howard in the Inaugural D.C. Cup and lost at Lafayette last weekend, 24-6.
This will be only the second meeting ever between Georgetown and Yale. The Bulldogs, then No. 21 in the country, beat Georgetown, 28-14, last year at the Multi-Sport Field in the District. Yale led 14-7 at the half, with GU's Mychal Harrison (Atlanta, Ga./Westlake) scoring on a 10-yard pass from then-senior quarterback Matt Bassuener. Yale picked up 157 yards on the ground and running back Mike McLeod scored four touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs.
The Hoyas have led on the offensive side by a pair of young quarterbacks, sophomore Keerome Lawrence (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) and freshman James Brady (Melville, N.Y./St. Anthony's). Lawrence, who scored Georgetown's lone touchdown last week, completed 9-of-12 passes for 65 yards and ran for another 42. Brady, meanwhile, threw what proved to be the game-winning touchdown in Georgetown's season-opening win, a 31-yard pass to senior slot back Kenny Mitchell (Atlanta, Ga./Westlake). Last week, Brady threw for 141 yards and was named the Patriot League's Rookie of the Week.
On the defensive side, the Hoyas have been led by an experienced front line that has performed well through two games this season. Through two games this season, Georgetown has 14 tackles-for-loss and eight quarterback sacks, eclipsing the five sacks the team had during the 2007 campaign.
Sophomore linebacker Nick Parrish (Irving, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) leads the team with 18 tackles, has two stops for loss and 1.5 sacks. Junior linebacker Chris Rau (Avon, Ohio/Avon) is second on the team with 14 tackles, while senior defensive end Ataefiok Etukeren (Phoenix, Ariz./The Lawrenceville School [N.J.]) is third on the team with 13 tackles, 3.5 tackles-for-loss and two sacks.
Georgetown plays its home opener on Saturday, Sept. 27 against Holy Cross. Kickoff at the Multi-Sport Field is slated for 1 p.m.