Oct. 24, 2008
The Georgetown University football team (1-5,0-3 Patriot League) goes on the road for the first time since Saturday, September 20, traveling to Richmond to take on the ninth ranked Spiders. The Blue and Gray are coming off a,27-24 loss to Bucknell. Kickoff for the game is slated for 3 p.m. at UR Stadium.
Live video of the game will be available through the Georgetown Athletics website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus providing all the commentary. Georgetown enters the game 1-5 overall and 0-3 in the Patriot League. Richmond will enter the game 5-3 overall and 3-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association.
The Blue and Gray grabbed a 10 point lead in the first half last week off two early rushing touchdowns by sophomore Keerome Lawrence (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse). Bucknell had a 27-17 lead late in the fourth quarter, but the Hoyas did not give up. Freshman James Brady (Melville, N.Y./St. Anthony's) threw a five yard touchdown pass to bring the Blue and Gray within three points.
The Georgetown offense will be led by a pair of young quarterbacks, Lawrence and Brady. Lawrence, who has earned the starting nod in four of the six games, has completed 56.1 percent of his passes (32-of-57) and leads the team in rushing, scoring three touchdowns.
Brady, the Patriot League Rookie of the Week on September 15, has completed 54 percent of his passes (74-of-137) for 689 yards and three touchdowns. He threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to senior slot Kenny Mitchell (Atlanta, Ga./Westlake) in the season-opening win at Howard and has thrown for at least 100 yards in four of the last five games.
The two young quarterbacks worked well together last week to help lead the Hoyas offensive attack. Lawrence ran for 87 yards, and scored two touchdowns in the first half. Brady threw the majority of the passes, going 19-for-31 for 155 yards and one touchdown.
Senior tight end Collin Meador (Lyndhurst, Ohio/St. Ignatius Prep) has scored a touchdown in the last two games, and he also leads the team in receiving yards, with 201.
The Georgetown defense has been solid through five games, tallying 51 tackles-for-loss and 14 quarterback sacks this season.
Sophomore linebacker Nick Parrish (Irving, Texas/Trinity) was Defensive Player of the Week after the Hoyas' game against Holy Cross, when he had two interception returns for touchdowns. Parrish leads the team in tackles with 46 overall. Junior defensive back Travis Mack (West Chester, Pa./The Hill School) is second on the team in tackles with 41. Senior defensive lineman Ataefiok Etukeren (Phoenix, Ariz./The Lawrenceville School [N.J.]) is fourth on the team in tackles (37), has nine tackles-for-loss and leads the team with five sacks.
Georgetown and Richmond have played a total of six times, dating back to 1894. The teams have not played since 1935. The Hoyas have dominated the series winning five of the six games. All five of the wins have been shutouts, and the team has outscored Richmond 220-14.