Sept. 24, 2010
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (2-1, 1-0 Patriot League) will host Holy Cross (1-2,0-0 Patriot League) on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. as part of the homecoming festivities on the hilltop. It will be the Hoyas first home game of the season and the first Patriot League game for the Crusaders.
Georgetown will play its first of four live televised home games on Verizon Fios1 against Holy Cross. Matt Fetters and Dave McHugh will be calling the action and Monika Moore and Lindsay Biles will providing reports from the sideline. Fans can also tune in for a live webcast of the game on the Georgetown Athletics website - www.GUHoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus providing all of the calls on HoyaVision. Live stats for the game will also be available.
GU is currently the only Patriot League team with a league victory, having defeated Lafayette 28-24 on September 11. They will look to defeat the Crusaders for the first time since 1999, snapping a 10 game winning streak for Holy Cross. The Crusaders lead the all-time series 15-7.
Saturday's game will be GU's Coach To Cure MD game. This Saturday, Sept. 25, college football coaches around the nation will take part in Coach to Cure MD, a national charity project of the American Football Coaches Association. To show their support, members of the Crusader coaching staff will wear a Coach to Cure MD logo patch on the sidelines during the Georgetown game. Coach to Cure MD will raise awareness and research funding for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the most prolific genetic killer diagnosed in childhood. Football fans can donate to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research by either going online to 'CoachtoCureMD.org' or by texting the word 'CURE' to 90999 (a $5.00 donation will automatically be added to your next phone bill and standard text message rates apply). Last year, more than 5,200 college coaches at 351 different institutions participated in the Coach to Cure MD event.
The Hoyas come into its first home game after a 40-35 loss to Ivy League opponent Yale at the Yale Bowl last weekend. Sophomore CB/KR Jeremy Moore (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) returned a kick-off 85 yards for a touchdown, becoming the first Hoya to accomplish the feat since Jesper Ihezie did it against Lehigh in 2004. Moore was named the College Football Performance D1 FCS Special Teams Performer of the Week in addition to earning Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Senior SLOT Keerome Lawrence (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) was awarded the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week award after making eight catches for 129 yards and rushing for a touchdown in the Hoyas loss to Yale. Lawrence is the second player this season to earn league offensive player of the week honors, following junior QB Scott Darby (Tewksbury, Mass./St. John's Prep) who did it after the Hoyas victory over Lafayette.
Junior DE Andrew Schaetzke (Toldeo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit) is currently tied for the Patriot League lead in sacks with three and tied for the league lead with 5.5 tackles for loss. Moore and junior CB Jayah Kaisamba (Fort Worth, Texas/LD Bell) are first and second in the league in passes defended (breakups + interceptions) with five and four, respectively.