Oct. 21, 2010
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (3-4, 2-2 Patriot League) will travel to Fairfield, Conn. to take on Sacred Heart University (1-6, 0-5 Northeast Conference) on Saturday afternoon with a scheduled kick-off time of 1:05 p.m at Campus Field. The game will be the first matchup in history between the Hoyas and the Pioneers.
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. A live Game Day Blog will also be available at the Hoyas official athletics website.
The Hoyas are coming off a heartbreaking 24-21 loss to Patriot League opponent Bucknell. GU led in the fourth quarter, before the Bison's Sean Rafferty intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown, giving Bucknell the victory. Sophomore Isaiah Kempf (Glendale, Calif./Bridgton Academy) completed 18-of-34 passes for 252 and two touchdowns, while junior wide receiver John O'Leary (Stamford, Conn./Trinity Catholic) caught his team-leading third touchdown pass.
In the game against Bucknell, senior linebacker Nick Parrish (Irving, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) became the first Hoya to surpass 300 career tackles. He recorded 14 against the Bison and currently has 58 tackles this season in seven games to average 8.3 tackles per game, tying him for sixth place in the Patriot League. Parrish became the Hoyas all-time tackles leader on September 11 at Lafayette.
Sophomore defensive back Jeremy Moore (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) has recorded 462 kick return yards this season, which is the sixth highest for a single season in Georgetown history. Moore's 28.9 kick return yards per game places him second in the Patriot League and would place him first in program history if he is able to maintain that average for the season. Against Yale, Moore became the ninth Hoya to return a kick-off for a touchdown. In addition, Moore is tied for third in the league in passes defended per game, averaging 1.00 per game, and he ranked fourth in the league in tackles for loss per game with 1.14 per game.
Georgetown's defense has made life tough for opposing quarterbacks, leading the Patriot League in interceptions with 10. Junior cornerback Jayah Kaisamba (Fort Worth, Texas/LD Bell) ranks tied for first in the Patriot League with four interceptions, averaging 0.67 interceptions per game. 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 fifth in the league. Kaisamba is tied for the Patriot League lead with seven total passes defended, averaging 1.17 per game.
The Blue & Gray have featured a successful and efficient red zone offense during the 2010 season. In 19 trips inside their opponents' 20 yard line, Georgetown has scored 17 times, including 12 touchdowns, placing them first in the Patriot League. Senior RB Philip Oladeji (Plano, Texas/East Plano) and junior wide receiver John O'Leary (Stamford, Conn./Trinity Catholic) lead the Hoyas with three rushing and receiving touchdowns respectively.
Sacred Heart has lost six in a row after winning its first game of the season. Most recently, the Pioneers lost to Duquesne University, 37-17, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Marcel Archer leads the Sacred Heart running game, having scored seven touchdowns this season and averaging 70.6 yards per game. In addition, Archer and Rich Rossi have each scored three receiving touchdowns this season. Opponents have scored, on average, 29.7 points per game against the Pioneers.