Oct. 20, 2011
WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (5-2, 1-1 Patriot League) will host Colgate (4-3, 0-1 Patriot League) in a crucial Patriot League game, as the Hoyas return home after five-weeks on the road for Homecoming Weekend on the Hilltop. Kick-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Multi-Sport Field.
BROADCAST INFORMATION: The game will be televised in tape delay on Verizon Fios1 with Dave McHugh providing the play-by-play and Brandon Small adding analysis. Monika Moore and Monica McNutt joins the crew from the sidelines. Fans also watch the game live on HoyaVision, broadcast on Georgetown's official athletic website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus providing the call. Fans can also receive live updates by following Hoyas_Football on Twitter.
LAST WEEK: Against Howard, Georgetown scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to reclaim the Mayor's Cup in a 21-3 victory last Saturday at Greene Stadium. Sophomore running back Nick Campanella (Roselle, Ill./Montini Catholic) scored his sixth rushing touchdown of the season in the first half to put the Hoyas in front, 7-3. In the fourth quarter, junior wide receiver Jeff Burke (Westlake, Ohio/St. Edwards) threw his second touchdown pass of the season to senior tight end Tucker Stafford (Riverside, Conn./Greenwich). Later in the quarter, junior linebacker Robert McCabe (Newtown Square, Pa./Malvern Prep) intercepted a pass and returned it to the four yard line before junior quarterback Isaiah Kempf (Glendale, Calif./Bridgton Academy) found senior running back Wilburn Logan (Kingston, R.I./North Kingstowne) for the score to seal the victory.
SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE: Entering Saturday's game, the Hoyas have the nation's tenth best rush defense, allowing 90.71 rushing yards per game, holding five of the seven teams they have played this season under its season average on the ground. Georgetown also has the Patriot League's best scoring defense, allowing a league low 20.3 points per game, including just 13 combined points in the last two games. Colgate features the seventh best rushing defense in the nation, averaging 248.6 yards per game. The Raiders have rushed for over 300 yards in the last two meetings with GU.
MCCABE AND WHARTON AMONG PATRIOT LEAGUE TACKLES LEADERS: Robert McCabe leads the Patriot League, averaging 11.3 tackles per game and 79 tackles on the season. Sophomore linebacker Dustin Wharton (LaVale, Md./Allegany) is fourth in the league, averaging 8.4 tackles per game, but second in total tackles behind only McCabe with 59.
Andrew Schaetzke CLIMBS HOYAS CAREER SACKS LIST: Senior defensive end Andrew Schaetzke (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit) is currently tied with Tony Zaslav for fourth in Georgetown football history with 23.5 sacks. Schaetzke has 6.5 sacks this season to lead Patriot League and tied for 15th in the nation. Schaetzke also led the Patriot League in 2010 with 9.5 sacks.
1. Janne Kouri (93-96) 31.5
2. Michael Ononibaku (02-05) 28
3. Alex Buzbee (03-06) 27.5
4. Tony Zaslav (88-91) 23.5
Andrew Schaetzke (2008-pres.) 23.5
5. Raja Mohi-ud-din (88-91) 22.5
ABOUT COLGATE: The Hoyas have never defeated the Raiders in eight previous tries, dating back to 2002, as Colgate has rushed for over 300 yards in its last two meetings with GU. This season, Colgate is looking to extend its three-game winning streak to four, which would be their longest streak since 2009. The Raiders have used a variety of players on offense this season as freshman quarterback Gavin McCarney leads the PL, averaging 92.2 rushing yards per game, while Nate Eachus, Zauhn Lewis and Jordan McCord have all had big days on the ground for Colgate this season.
TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for the Hoyas Homecoming game with Colgate at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 are still available. Tickets for either of Georgetown's two remaining home games can be purchased by calling the Hoyas box office at (202) 687-HOYA (4692) or visiting the team's official website - GUHoyas.com - and visiting http://www.guhoyas.com/tickets/m-footbl-tickets.html.