Oct. 30, 2009
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team returns to play again this weekend, traveling to Norfolk, Va. for a Saturday evening matchup with first-year program Old Dominion on Halloween. The Hoyas, who had a bye last week, will kick off against the Monarchs on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium.
A live audio broadcast of the game will be available on the Georgetown Athletics website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus providing all of the calls. Live stats for the game will also be available.
The Hoyas will be seeking their first win when the team visits Old Dominion, a school sponsoring football for the first time this season. The Monarchs enter the game with a 6-2 overall record, having posted wins over Chowan, Virginia Union, Jacksonville, Presbyterian, Campbell and Savannah State. The team's two losses have come to Monmouth and Fordham
Georgetown enters the game with an 0-7 overall record and an 0-5 mark in the Patriot League.
Freshman quarterback Isaiah Kempf (Glendale, Ariz./Oaks Christian [Calif.]) will lead the Hoya offense, starting his sixth-straight game. Kempf, who was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week on Sept. 28 after throwing for 332 yards in a loss to Yale, has completed 51.6 percent of his passes (110-of-213) for 1,038 yards and one touchdown. Kempf ranks fourth in the Patriot League with 173.0 passing yards per game and fifth in the league in total offense, with 165.2 yards per game.
Kempf's favorite target has been senior slot Robert Lane (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley), who leads the team with 34 catches for 334 yards. Lane is sixth in the conference with 4.9 receptions per game.
Senior kicker Jose-Pablo Buerba (Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy College Prep) is second in the Patriot League in field goals with five and ranks second with 0.71 kicks made per game.
Junior linebacker Nick Parrish (Irving, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) is second in the Patriot League in tackles with 73 and is second in stops per game with 10.4. He ranks No. 19 in the country in tackles per game. Parrish, who was named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 28 after registering 17 tackles against Yale, is one of five Georgetown players among the top-20 in the league in tackles per game.
Junior Patrick O'Donnell (Media, Pa./Penncrest), who had 18 tackles two weeks ago against Colgate, is fifth in the league with 50 tackles (8.3 per game). Sophomore David Quintero (Miramar, Fla./Ft. Lauderdale) stands sixth with 56 tackles (8.0 per game), senior Travis Mack (West Chester, Pa./The Hill School) is 13th with 6.4 tackles (45 overall) and junior Paul Sant'Ambrogio (Bloomfield, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) is tied for 16th with 5.9 tackles per game (41 overall).