Sept. 28, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (3-1, 0-0 Patriot League) returns home on Saturday afternoon when they host Brown University (1-1, 0-1 Ivy League) to highlight Homecoming Weekend on the Hilltop. Kick-off is slated for 2:05 p.m., as the game will conclude the Hoyas three-game stretch against Ivy League opponents. Brown leads the series, 2-0, with the last meeting coming in 2006.
A live video broadcast is also available through the Georgetown University Athletics website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus calling the play-by-play and former Hoya Patrick O'Donnell providing analysis. Fans can also get game updates from the team's official twitter account: @HoyasFB.
Against Brown, Georgetown will be looking to win consecutive games against Ivy League opponents for the first time in the program's history, dating back to 1887. Last week against Princeton, sophomore quarterback Stephen Skon (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) engineered a 15-play 72 yard drive, capped by junior placekicker Matt MacZura's (Cranberry Twp., Pa./Central Catholic) 33-yard game-winning field goal with 14 seconds left in the game to defeat Princeton, 21-20. The nationally-televised victory snapped a 13-game losing streak to Ivy League opponents to help GU move to 3-1 for the third consecutive season. MacZura went 3-for-3 on field goals, earning Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season, as well as ECAC Division I FCS Special Teams Player of the Week.
SKON TO MAKE FIRST START: Skon, who will make his first career start against Brown, entered the game at Princeton during the Hoyas second drive of the second quarter and led GU on three scoring drives, including the game-winning drive. He had seen just one career snap prior to the win over the Tigers.
MCCABE ECLIPSES 300 TACKLES: Senior linebacker Robert McCabe (Newtown Square, Pa./Malvern Prep) made 10 tackles to become just the second Hoya to eclipse the 300 tackles mark. McCabe, who has 303 career tackles, is behind only Nick Parrish (349 tackles) on the all-time list. Junior Dustin Wharton (LaVale, Md./Allegany) and senior Jeremy Grasso (Washington Twp., N.J./Bergen Catholic) led the team with 12 tackles apiece, while senior cornerback Jeremy Moore (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) made 10 tackles and recovered a fumble for a touchdown, his second touchdown in the past two weeks.
HOYAS ON THE GROUND: Georgetown's offense continued its trend of outrushing its opponents. The Hoyas have received strong play from its offensive line, as well as a collection of four different running backs who have received carries. Last week, junior running back Dalen Claytor (Dunwoody, Ga./Dunwoody) led GU with 73 yards on 13 carries, while junior running back Nick Campanella (Roselle, Ill./Montini Catholic) carried nine times for 63 yards and a touchdown. Campanella is currently leading the Patriot League in touchdowns.
BROWN: The Bears opened its season with a win over Patriot League opponent Holy Cross, before falling to Ivy League favorite, Harvard 45-31. Senior quarterback Patrick Donnelly, making his second career start and completed 27-of-40 passes for 336 yards and three touchdowns against Harvard, after throwing two touchdown passes in his first start against the Crusaders. On offense, Brown has also been led by running back Spiro Theodhosi, who is averaging 5.3 yards per carry, with 205 yards and one touchdown on the season. On defense, they are led by preseason All-America defensive back AJ Cruz, an three-time All-Ivy League selection...Brown makes its first trip to Washington, D.C. since 2005, when they defeated the Hoyas 34-3.
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