Oct. 28, 2010
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (3-5, 2-2 Patriot League) will travel to Bronx, N.Y. to take on Patriot League rival Fordham (3-5) on Saturday afternoon with a scheduled kick-off time of 1:02 p.m at Jack Coffey Field. The game will be the 55th meeting between the two schools, as the Hoyas trail the all-time series 21-30-3. The game also marks the last time the Hoyas go on the road in the 2010 season.
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.
Georgetown heads into Saturday looking to snap a four-game losing streak, including a 33-20 loss to Northeastern Conference opponent Sacred Heart last Saturday. In the first meeting between the two schools, GU took an early 10-0 lead, but faltered behind four turnovers. The Pioneers were led by a school record five field goals from Jesper Fredriksson. Georgetown's sophomore quarterback Isaiah Kempf (Glendale, Calif./Bridgton Academy) came on to complete 11-of-19 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown pass to junior wide receiver John O'Leary (Stamford, Conn./Trinity Catholic). For O'Leary, it was his fourth touchdown receptions in five games played this season.
Junior defensive end Andrew Schaetzke (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit) continued his strong season, compiling seven tackles, four tackles for loss of 30 yards and 2.5 sacks for 25 yards along with a pass deflection. His performance earned him Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week, the second time he has earned the honor this season. Schaetzke is the first PL defender to earn weekly accolades twice this season. Schaetzke is first in the Patriot League in tackles for loss, averaging 1.31 per game. He is also second in the league with six sacks.
Sophomore defensive back Jeremy Moore (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) has been a difference-maker on special teams averaging 29.2 yards per kick-off return. Moore's average would rank top in Georgetown single-season history if he is able to maintain it over the last three games. His average yard per return also ranks him second in the Patriot League this season behind Bucknell's Tyler Smith. Against Yale, Moore became the ninth Hoya to return a kick-off for a touchdown. In addition, Moore is third in the league in passes defended per game, averaging 0.88 per game, and he ranked fifth in the league in tackles for loss per game with 1.00 per game.
Junior cornerback Jayah Kaisamba (Fort Worth, Texas/LD Bell) leads the Hoyas and is second in the Patriot League with four interceptions, while junior safety Wayne Heimuli (Euless, Texas/Trinity) and senior linebacker Paul Sant'Ambrogio (Bloomfield, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) are tied for fifth in the league with two interceptions.
The Hoyas red zone offense leads the Patriot League having scored in 21 of 23 trips inside their opponents 20 yard line, including 14 touchdowns. O'Leary leads the Hoyas with four touchdowns, while Philip Oladeji (Plano, Texas/Plano East) and Scott Darby (Tewksbury, Mass./St. John's Prep) each have three rushing touchdowns.
Following this weekend's game the Hoyas have a bye on Nov. 6, before concluding its season at Multi-Sport Field with two games, first against Patriot League opponent Lehigh on Nov. 13 and the finale against Marist on Nov. 20. Tickets for both games are still available, by visiting Georgetown's Official Athletic website - www.GUHoyas.com.