Oct. 19, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (3-4, 0-1 Patriot League) travels to Hamilton, N.Y. to take on the Colgate Raiders (3-3, 1-0 Patriot League) on Saturday afternoon, as GU looks to even its record in league play. Kick-off at Andy Kerr Stadium is slated for 1:06 p.m., as GU tries for its second consecutive victory against the Colgate. The Hoyas trail the all-time series, 8-1 with its lone win coming last season at Multi Sport Field.
A free live audio broadcast is available through the Georgetown University Athletics website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus calling the play-by-play and Ryan Sakamoto providing analysis. Fans can also find game updates from the team's official twitter account: @HoyasFB.
The Hoyas will be looking to put themselves back on track within the Patriot League, after falling to No. 10 Lehigh, 17-14 in last weekend's league-opener. Georgetown forced seven turnovers, including a career-high three interceptions and a fumble recovery by senior cornerback Jeremy Moore (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) and an interception and a fumble recovery by sophomore cornerback Daniel Wright (Washington, D.C./St. John's College) and led 14-7 going into the half. GU was not able to capitalize and Lehigh scored the game's last 10 points to walk away from Multi-Sport Field with a victory.
MOORE MAKING MOST OF HIS TAKEAWAYS: Senior cornerback Jeremy Moore (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) intercepted three passes and returned one interception 80-yards for a touchdown, racking up 92 interception return yards during the game to break the Georgetown and Patriot League career interception return yardage record with 318. Moore earned PL Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second time this season, as well as The Sports Network's National FCS co-Defensive Player of the Week honors. After the record-breaking week that also saw Moore score his third defensive touchdown of the season, he now sits atop the list of national leaders in interceptions and fumble recoveries.This season, Moore is responsible for creating nine of the Hoyas 17 takeaways.
FCS INTERCEPTION LEADERS
Rank Name Team G Int Ret Yds Ret TD Int/G
1 Jeremy Moore Georgetown 6 5 133 2 .83
2 Joe Rankin Morgan St. 6 4 72 1 .67
- Jared Roberts Lafayette 6 4 44 0 .67
- Nico Molino Cal Poly 6 4 37 0 .67
5 Marcus Williams N. Dakota St 5 3 118 1 .60
- Anthony GaffneyPrinceton 5 3 10 0 .60
FCS FUMBLE RECOVER LEADERS
Rank Name Team G Fum Rec Ret Yds Rec/G
1 Bill Lauch Monmouth 5 3 0 .60
2 Christian Dudzik North Dakota St.6 3 0 .50
- Jeremy Moore Georgetown 6 3 0 .50
4 Jonathan Woodard Central Ark. 7 3 74 .43
5 Stephon Shelton Wofford 5 2 20 .40
MCCABE LEADS FCS IN TACKLES; TWO TACKLES AWAY FROM HOYAS' ALL-TIME RECORD: Senior captain Robert McCabe, who was named to the Buck Buchanan Watch List for the FCS's most outstanding defensive player, leads the nation with 99 total tackles (14.14/game) and is on pace to break Georgetown's single-season tackles record of 134 that he set last season. The two-time Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week selection is just two tackles away from breaking former teammate Nick Parrish's program record of 349. With 347 career tackles, McCabe is on pace to break the school's record early in the game at Colgate.
FCS Tackles Leader
Rank Name Tm. Cl Pos. Tot Tot Tkls/G
1 Robert McCabe Georgetown Sr. LB 99 14.14
2 Tanner Burch Gardner-Webb So. LB 77 12.83
3 Jordan Hendrix Morehead St. So. LB 74 12.33
4 Aaron Archie Indiana St. Sr. LB 84 12.00
5 Zak Browning Southern Utah Fr. LB 71 11.83
Nick Campanella FINDING THE END ZONE: Junior RB Nick Campanella (Roselle, Ill./Montini Catholic) has been a scoring threat for the Hoyas, currently third in the Patriot League with eight touchdowns. Last season, the PL 2nd-Teamer was among the league leaders with eight TD's. He will match up against the PL's leading scorers in Gavin McCarney (1st, 10 TD's) and Jordan McCord (2nd, 9 TD's).
ABOUT COLGATE: RB Jordan McCord is ranked fifth in the nation in rushing, averaging 144 yards per game, while QB Gavin McCarney, the defending PL Offensive Player of the Week, is among the nation's top-50 averaging 78 rushing yards per game. Combined they have helped the Raiders convert 49.4% of the team's third downs, 12th best in the nation, while featuring the ninth best rushing offense in the country (256.0 yds/G). McCord and McCarney are running behind a n offensive line coached by former Hoyas offensive line coach Brad Dunlay...Colgate's top-ranked red zone defense could pose problems for a Hoyas red zone offense that is at the bottom of the Patriot League. The Raiders have allowed just 21 scores in 29 opponent red zone opportunities...Head Coach Dick Biddle is in his 17th season at the helm of the Colgate program, winning 128 games during his tenure. That is most wins of any active Patriot League football coach.