Oct. 16, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (3-3, 1-0 Patriot League) host the Colgate University Raiders (2-4, 1-0 Patriot League), in a matchup of teams that are unbeaten in league play, on Saturday afternoon at Cooper Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. during Family Weekend on campus.
SERIES VS. COLGATE: The Hoyas and Raiders will meet for the 13th time in program history on Saturday, with GU trailing the all-time series 11-1. Georgetown’s lone victory over Colgate came in 2011, when the Hoyas recorded a 40-17 home victory. They fell to the Raiders 19-0 last season at Andy Kerr Stadium.
BROADCAST INFORMATION: Saturday’s game will be broadcast free of charge on the Patriot League Network (www.campusinsiders.com/network/patriot_league). Jeremy Huber will call play-by-play with Emory Hunt on color commentary, while Tatum Coffey will provide reports from the sideline. The game will also be broadcast on the Heritage Radio Sports Network via Sirius/XM with Charlie Neal providing play-by-play and Mike Walker adding color. Fans can find live stats by visiting the Georgetown Athletics official website – www.GUHoyas.com. In-game updates will also be available from the team’s official Twitter account: @HoyasFB.
FRIENDS OF JACLYN: During spring ball in 2014, Elijah Davis and Jackson Dundon became members of the Georgetown football program through Friends of Jaclyn (FOJ). FOJ is an organization that aims to improve the quality of life for children battling pediatric brain tumors and other childhood cancers. Davis and Dundon are often present and on the sidelines during games, but Saturday the football program will honor both, as well as the Friends of Jaclyn organization. Denis Murphy, one of the founders of FOJ, will also be on hand. To learn more about Friends of Jaclyn, visit www.friendsofjaclyn.org.
Kyle Nolan EARNING PATRIOT LEAGUE AND NATIONAL HONORS: Senior quarterback Kyle Nolan (Branford, Conn./Branford[Choate Rosemary Hall]) became the first Hoya to throw five touchdown passes in one game since Dave Paulus accomplished the feat against Bucknell in 2002. Nolan completed 28-of-36 passes for 311 yards to earn Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors, in addition to being named the ECAC Offensive Player of the Week. Nolan is also the current leading vote-getter in the American Sports Network FCS Player of the Week fan poll.
HOYA DEFENSE: The Hoya defense held Lafayette to just nine yards on the ground last week, while forcing three turnovers and blocking a field goal. Junior defensive end Phil Novacki (Great Falls, Va./Langley) was a Patriot League weekly honorable mention after recording five tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks, while senior defensive end Hunter Kiselick (Nutley, N.J./Bergen Catholic) had four tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. The Hoyas combined for 11.0 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks against the Leopards. Senior cornerback Ettian Scott (Okinawa, Japan/Northside[N.C.]) intercepted a pass and broke up two more in the win. He currently leads the PL with 10 passes defended (1.67/game).
ABOUT COLGATE: The Raiders are coming off a 44-20 loss at Princeton last week. Quarterback Jake Melville went 25-of-42 for a career-high 318 yards and a touchdown in the loss. Tight end John Quazza had seven catches for 88 yards. Defensive end Pat Afriyie leads Colgate and the PL in sacks with 6.5 and tackles for loss with 9.5. Colgate is currently tied atop the PL standings with GU and Fordham, having defeated Holy Cross, 31-14, on September 26. Head Coach Dan Hunt is in his second season at the helm of the program after serving as an assistant coach since 1995.