Sept. 30, 2010
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (3-1, 2-0 Patriot League) will travel to Hamilton, N.Y. to take on the Colgate University Raiders (1-3, 0-0 Patriot League) on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Andy Kerr Stadium. Georgetown, the only Patriot League team to record a league victory, looks to remain undefeated in league play against a Raiders squad that they have not beaten in the previous seven meetings in series history.
The game between the Hoyas and Raiders can be heard live, free of charge at www.GUHoyas.com with Chuck Timanus calling all of the action from Andy Kerr Stadium. A live audio broadcast of every Georgetown game - both home and away - will be available through www.GUHoyas.com.
The Hoyas are coming off of a 17-7 victory over Patriot League foe Holy Cross on Saturday. It was the Hoyas first home game of the season and the first time they have started 2-0 in league play since joining the Patriot League in 2001. Junior QB Scott Darby (Tewksbury, Mass./St. John's Prep) was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks after rushing for 98 yards on 24 carries and completing 2¬6-of-44 passing attempts for 190 yards and a touchdown. Darby led the Hoyas on three second half scoring drives, including two fourth quarter touchdowns to defeat the Crusaders for the first time since 1999. Darby leads the Patriot League in yardage (833 yards) and touchdowns (6).
Freshman punter Matt MacZura (Cranberry Township, Pa./Central Catholic) also proved instrumental in the Hoyas last victory averaging 40.3 yards on seven punts with a long of 59 yards to help GU in the field position battle. He is the first punter since Eric Bjonerud to earn weekly honors did it in 2005.
Georgetown currently leads the Patriot League in scoring offense, having scored 100 points this season. The defense is allowing a league low 20.2 points per game. The Hoyas success on both sides of the ball can be credited to among the most successful teams in the Patriot League in the red zone. The Hoyas offense is 11-for-12 when crossing their opponents 20 yard line, with 10 touchdowns. On defense, Georgetown has limited opponents to 12 scores in 17 tries with 10 touchdowns. The Hoyas have also blocked three field goals and forced two turnovers in the red zone.
Georgetown's secondary has also been impressive through the first four games of the season. Junior CB Jayah Kaisamba (Fort Worth, Texas/LD Bell) and sophomore CB Jeremy Moore (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) are tied for first in the Patriot League with five passes defended. Kaisamba and junior safety Wayne Heimuli (Euless, Texas/Trinity) are tied for second in the league with two interceptions apiece.
Junior DE Andrew Schaetzke (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit) is tied for the Patriot League lead with three sacks and tied for the league lead with 5.5 tackles for loss. Moore is third in the league with 5.0 tackles for loss.