Oct. 11, 2013
The Georgetown University football team (1-4, 0-0 Patriot League) hosts No. 9/10 Fordham University (6-0) on Saturday afternoon at Multi-Sport Field. Kick-off between the Hoyas and Rams is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. The game will be the 58th meeting between the two programs, the Hoyas longest current running rivalry. Fans can watch live streaming coverage of the Georgetown Athletics official website - www.guhoyas.com. The live broadcast of the Hoyas game with Fordham will feature Matt Fetters on play-by-play with Chuck Timanus and Brandon Small providing commentary. Monika Moore and Monica McNutt will also provide reports from the sideline. In-game updates will be available through the Hoyas official twitter account: @HoyasFB or on Instagram at GUHoyasFB. ALL-TIME SERIES VS. FORDHAM…The Hoyas and Rams meet for the 58th time, the Blue & Gray’s longest running rivalry, with GU trailing the all-time series 22-32-3. Georgetown will look to turn things around, coming off three consecutive losses, as an injury-riddled GU defense has allowed 40 or more points in each game. Fordham has been one of the hottest teams in the FCS, winning all six of its games, including a 52-34 win over No. 10 Lehigh last week. The Rams have scored 50 or more points three times this season. GU is 1-2 in its last three games against Fordham, with its two losses coming by one touchdown or less. GU defeated Fordham in the last meeting at Multi-Sport Field in 2011, 30-13. HOYAS IN THE RED ZONE …The Hoyas have been nearly automatic when driving inside the opponent’s 20-yard line this season, converting 14-of-16 red zone attempts, with 13 touchdowns, good for 26th in the nation. Of the Hoyas 13 touchdowns, seven have come on the ground, with six passing. Nick Campanella leads the team with three rushing touchdowns, while Jo’el Kimpela and Isaiah Kempf each have a pair. Jake DeCicco and Daniel Sprotte have two touchdown receptions. Last season the Hoyas were 24-of-35 after being among the nation’s leaders at 36-of-39 on red zone opportunities in 2011 with Kempf under center...Saturday’s opponent Fordham is 30th in the nation, converting 27-of-31 attempts in the red zone. Rk. Team Gms. RzAtt RushTD PassTD FG Scores Pct. 25 Ark.-Pine Bluff 5 17 6 6 3 15 .882 26 Harvard 3 16 7 5 2 14 .875 - Georgetown 5 16 8 5 1 14 .875 - North Dakota St. 5 24 12 7 2 21 .875 - Southern Ill. 6 32 6 13 9 28 .875 30 Fordham 6 31 12 8 7 27 .871 Nick Campanella CLIMBS CAREER RUSHING TD LIST…Senior RB Nick Campanella (Roselle, Ill./Montini Catholic), a two-time All-Patriot League selection has been among the league leaders in touchdowns in each of the past two seasons. After his two touchdown performance against Princeton on September 28, Campanella is closing in on the Hoyas all-time rushing TD mark. With 18 career rushing touchdowns, Campanella is eight away from tying Steve Iorio and Dean Lowry with 26 rushing touchdowns. Campanella has six more games...His 20 career touchdowns are ninth in GU history, with Gharun Hester leading the way with 39. Rushing Touchdowns Player (Years) TDs 1. Steve Iorio (94-97) 26 Dean Lowry (85-88) 26 3. Rob Belli (98-99) 23 4. Andy Murray (75-78) 21 5. John Burke (72-74) 18 Nick Campanella (‘10-pres.) 18 Patrick Boyle A CONSTANT ON HOYAS DEFENSE…Senior LB Patrick Boyle (Wheaton, Ill./Benet Academy) has been the Hoyas only projected starting linebacker to play in each of the team’s five games this season and is in the middle of a career-year. Boyle is tied for fourth in the PL in tackles with 42.0. He also has one interception, a pass breakup and 0.5 tackles for loss through five games. TACKLES (All positions) G Solo Ast. Total Avg/G 1. Ward, Tyler-Lehigh 5 30 18 48 9.6 Armiento, Mike-Colgate 5 32 16 48 9.6 3. Byers, Evan-Bucknell 4 19 17 36 9.0 4. Kent, Kris-Colgate 5 29 13 42 8.4 Boyle,Patrick-Georgetown 5 17 25 42 8.4 ABOUT FORDHAM…With 60 full scholarships, Fordham is ineligible for the Patriot League Championship for one more season...The Rams are 6-0 with wins over FBS opponent Temple, as well as (then) No. 4 Villanova and (then) No. 10 Lehigh. They have topped the 50 point mark three times this season. The 6-0 start is its best since 1988. A 7-0 start would be its best since 1930…QB Michael Nebrich, a Lake Braddock High School product, was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for the third time and swept the national FCS offensive player of the week awards, after going 26-for-36 for 384 yards and four touchdowns against Lehigh. The UConn transfer, leads the FCS in completion percentage, is third in passing touchdowns (16) and fourth in passing yards per game (293.6)… Senior RB Carlton Koonce is sixth in the FCS with 752 yards through six games. Koonce rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns against the Hoyas last season, after being held to 28 yards on eight carries by GU in 2011…The Rams have spread the ball around through the air, as Sam Ajala is seventh in the FCS with 578 yards and three TD’s. Teammate Brian Wetzel is 31st in yards with 436 and six TD’s, while Tebucky Jones is 36th with 419 yards and three TD’s. Fordham is ninth in the nation in third down conversion percentage, converting 45-of-91 third down opportunities (.495). GEORGETOWN COMMUNITY FAIR AND TAILGATE…The Georgetown University Athletic Department and Georgetown Community Partnerships will host its first Georgetown Community Fair and Tailgate prior to the Hoyas game with the Rams on Saturday. The family friendly event will feature music, games and free burgers courtesy of the Georgetown University Grilling Society. Representatives from a variety of campus departments will be on hand to share in the good times. 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