Oct. 14, 2010
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (3-3, 2-1 Patriot League) will host Bucknell (0-5,0-0 Patriot League) on Saturday afternoon with a scheduled kick-off time of 1:05 p.m at Multi-Sport Field on campus at Georgetown University. The game will be the Hoyas second consecutive home date of the season and its 23rd meeting against the Bison. Bucknell leads the all time series 9-12-1
Against Bucknell, Georgetown looks for its third Patriot League victory of the season, a total that would be the most in the Hoyas history in the league. Last season, the Hoyas fell at Bucknell, 14-6. GU held a 6-0 first half lead behind two field goals from Jose Pablo Buerba, but the Bison scored two second half touchdowns to defeat the Blue and Gray.
Georgetown will play its third of five live televised home games on Verizon Fios1 against the Bison. Matt Fetters and Dave McHugh will be calling the action. Fans can tune in for a live webcast of the game on the Georgetown Athletics website - www.GUHoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus providing all of the calls on HoyaVision. Live stats for the game will also be available at - www.GUHoyas.com.
The Hoyas are coming off a heartbreaking 22-16 double overtime loss to NEC opponent Wagner. GU led late in the fourth quarter, before the Seahawks made a 54 yard field goal to send the game into overtime. In the second overtime Wagner's Keith Davis returned an interception 80 yards to seal the Hoyas loss.
Georgetown's defense have made life tough for opposing quarterbacks, leading the Patriot League and ranking eighth in NCAA Division I FCS in interceptions with 10. Junior cornerback Jayah Kaisamba (Fort Worth, Texas/LD Bell) ranks tied for 11 th in D1 FCS with 0.67 interceptions per game and a Patriot League leading four picks after taking away two passes against Wagner. Senior linebacker Paul Sant'Ambrogio (Bloomfield, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) and junior safety Wayne Heimuli (Euless, Texas/Trinity) each have two interceptions on the season and are tied for fourth in the league. Kaisamba and sophomore cornerback Jeremy Moore (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) are tied for the Patriot League lead with seven total passes defended.
The Blue & Gray have been among the most efficient red zone offenses in the country during the 2010 season. In 18 trips inside their opponents' 20 yard line, Georgetown has scored 16 times, including 11 touchdowns, placing them 15th in the nation and first in the Patriot League. Senior RB Philip Oladeji (Plano, Texas/East Plano) leads the Hoyas with three touchdowns, while senior SLOT Keerome Lawrence (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse), and junior wide receiver John O'Leary (Stamford, Conn./Trinity Catholic) have gotten into the end zone two times apiece.
Despite dropping its past two games, the Hoyas are still among the Patriot League leaders in scoring defense. GU is second in the League allowing opponents an average of 22.8 points per game. The Hoyas' red zone defense is third in the league allowing 21 scores in 26 trips inside their 20 yard line, while blocking three field goals and creating two turnovers.
Bucknell will play its first conference game against Georgetown after dropping three straight to Ivy League opponents. The Bison are one of the final two teams to play a league game with Lehigh. Bucknell quarterback Brandon Wesley, who attended the same high school as Georgetown's Oladeji, is the reigning Patriot League Rookie of the Week, completing 14-of-21 passes for 118 yards in a loss to Penn.