Sept. 27, 2010
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (3-1, 2-0 Patriot League) earned dual weekly honors from the Patriot League for the third consecutive week, as junior QB Scott Darby (Tewksbury, Mass./St. John's Prep) has been named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week and freshman punter Matt MacZura (Cranberry Township, Pa./Central Catholic) has been named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week. The honors were announced by the conference offices on Monday afternoon.
Darby earns Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season, after leading Georgetown past Holy Cross, 17-7 on Saturday. Darby led GU on three second half scoring drives, including two fourth quarter touchdowns to propel the Hoyas to their first 2-0 start in the Patriot League since joining in 2001. Darby carried the ball for a team-leading 98 yards on 24 carries and completed 26-for-44 passes for 191 and a touchdown. He completed two crucial fourth down passes for the Hoyas in the third quarter to keep alive the Hoyas first scoring drive of the game. In the fourth quarter, Darby connected on an eight-yard touchdown pass to junior WR John O'Leary (Stamford, Conn./Trinity Catholic) to put the Hoyas in front by two scores, sealing the victory.
On the season, the Hoyas offense has scored on 11-of-12 trips into the red zone, including 10 touchdowns.
MacZura earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week after punting seven times for 282 yards with a long of 59 yards. He averaged 40.3 yards per punt, pinning two punts inside the Holy Cross 20 yard line to help the Hoyas in the battle for field position through the afternoon. MacZura is the first Hoya freshman to win weekly honors since Isaiah Kempf did it on September 21 last season. He is also the first Georgetown punter to earn league weekly honors.
Georgetown will look to remain unbeaten in the Patriot League this weekend when they travel to Hamilton, N.Y. to take on Colgate University (1-2, 0-0 Patriot League) at Andy Kerr Stadium. The game will mark the third time this season the Hoyas will be their opponents first league game.