Oct. 9, 2009
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team hits the road again this weekend, traveling to play at Lehigh for a Patriot League game on Saturday, Oct. 10. Kickoff at Goodman Stadium is slated for 12:30 p.m.
A free, live audio broadcast of the game will be available through the Georgetown Athletics website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus providing all of the calls. The game will be televised live by Service Electric 2 Sports, with Mike Zambelli and Mike Yadush calling the action. The contest will be shown on a tape-delayed basis on FCS Atlantic on Thursday, Oct. 15.
The Hoyas will be seeking their first conference win, and first Patriot League victory, when the team visits Bethlehem, Pa. Georgetown enters the game with an 0-5 overall record and an 0-3 mark in the Patriot. Lehigh, meanwhile, will be playing its first league game of the season and enters the contest with an 0-4 overall record.
This will be the 15th meeting all-time between Georgetown and Lehigh, with the Mountain Hawks leading the series, 9-5. Lehigh has won the last eight meetings between the teams. The teams first met in 1901, but did not play between 1926 and 2001.
Freshman quarterback Isaiah Kempf (Glendale, Ariz./Oaks Christian [Calif.]) will lead the Hoya offense, starting his fourth-straight game. Kempf, who was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week on Sept. 28 after throwing for 332 yards in a loss to Yale, has completed 51.0 percent of his passes (75-of-147) for 781 yards and one touchdown. Kempf ranks fourth in the Patriot League with 195.2 passing yards per game and fifth in the league in total offense, with 186.0 yards per game.
Kempf's favorite target has been senior slot Robert Lane (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley), who leads the team with 28 catches for 296 yards. Lane is second in the conference with 5.6 receptions per game and ranks ninth with 59.2 receiving yards per game.
Senior running back Charlie Houghton (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Phillips Academy [Mass.]) ranks fifth in the Patriot League in all-purpose yardage with 95.8 yards per game. Houghton, the 2006 Patriot League Rookie of the Year, leads the Hoyas with 123 yards, has caught 15 passes for 66 yards and leads the team with eight kick returns for 194. He is averaging 24.2 yards per kick return, which ranks second in the Patriot League.
Senior kicker Jose-Pablo Buerba (Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy College Prep) leads the Patriot League in field goals with five and is tied for the league lead with one kick made per game.
Junior linebacker Nick Parrish (Irving, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) leads the Patriot League in tackles with 53 and is second in stops per game with 10.6. Parrish, who was named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 28 after registering 17 tackles against Yale, is one of five Georgetown players among the top-20 in the league in tackles per game. Sophomore David Quintero (Miramar, Fla./Ft. Lauderdale) is seventh in the league with 42 tackles, while senior Travis Mack (West Chester, Pa./The Hill School) and sophomore Andrew Schaetzke (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit) are tied for 17th with 29 tackles and junior Paul Sant'Ambrogio (Bloomfield, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) is 19th with 28 tackles.