Nov. 3, 2011
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (7-2, 3-1 Patriot League) hosts the fourth and final home game of the season at Multi-Sport Field when they take on Fordham University (1-7) at 1 p.m. on Senior Day on the Hilltop. The meeting between the Hoyas and Rams is 56th between the two programs, dating back to 1890, with Georgetown trailing the series 21-31-3. GU's last victory over Fordham came on October 22, 2005, a 24-21 win at home.
Prior to the game, Georgetown will recognize 21 seniors in a pre-game ceremony to honor the achievements and contributions of the student-athletes on and off the field. The student-athletes being recognized will include: Tim Bayer - DB, Chris Bisanzo - OL, David Conway - P, Alexandre Danis - DL, Scott Darby - QB, Wayne Heimuli - DB, Ed Hesselgren - OL, Jayah Kaisamba - DB, Jeremiah Kayal - WR, Steve Lang - OL, Dan Lenihan - DL, Wilburn Logan - RB, Michael McIntyre - TE, Kyle Miller - LB, David Quintero - DB, Rick Rattay - DB, Patrick Ryan - WR, Andrew Schaetzke - DL, Tucker Stafford - TE, Brett Weiss - PK, Nathan Zimmel - LB
BROADCAST INFORMATION: Saturday's game will be televised by Verizon Fios1, with Dave McHugh calling the plays and Brandon Small providing analysis. Monika Moore and Monica McNutt will add commentary from the sidelines. The game will be broadcast live on HoyaVision, 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: The Hoyas' defense forced five turnovers, while senior kicker Brett Weiss (Phoenix, Md./Boys' Latin) made two first half field goals and junior quarterback Isaiah Kempf (Glendale, Calif./Bridgton Academy) and senior running back Wilburn Logan (Kingston, R.I./North Kingstowne) each had long second half touchdown runs to seal a 19-6 victory over Holy Cross on a snowy day in Worcester, Mass. Senior defensive end Andrew Schaetzke (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit) had seven tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks and a fumble forced to earn the Dr. Edward N. Rose Most Valuable Player Award, given to the top player in Holy Cross's family weekend game. Schaetzke also earned Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week honors for the third time in his career for his performance.
Robert McCabe CLOSING IN ON HOYAS SINGLE-SEASON TACKLES RECORD: Junior linebacker Robert McCabe (Newtown Square, Pa./Malvern Prep) made 13 tackles against Holy Cross to bring his season total to 107, passing John Kuhns mark of 105 in 1970 and tying Mike Thornton's total from the same season. McCabe, who currently leads the Patriot League, averaging 11.9 tackles per game, is 12 tackles away from tying Andrew Clarke's 2002 total of 119 tackles for most in program history. Sophomore linebacker Dustin Wharton (LaVale, Md./Allegany) is currently second in the Patriot League, averaging 9.1 tackles per game and 82 on the season.
Andrew Schaetzke CLIMBING GEORGETOWN AND PATRIOT LEAGUE ALL-TIME SACKS LIST: With two sacks against Holy Cross, Schaetzke moved into fifth place in Patriot League history and fourth place in Georgetown history with 27 career sacks. Schaetzke is a half sack behind Alex Buzbee (27.5), one sack behind Michael Ononibaku (28) and 4.5 behind Janne Kouri (31) on the Hoyas all-time list. Schaetzke, who leads the Patriot League and is tenth in the nation this season with 9.5 sacks, also leads the Patriot League with 17 tackles for loss.
1. Janne Kouri (93-96) 31.5
2. Michael Ononibaku (02-05) 28
3. Alex Buzbee (03-06) 27.5
4. Andrew Schaetzke (2008-pres.) 27
5. Tony Zaslav (88-91) 23.5
PATRIOT LEAGUE HISTORY
1. Andrew Hollingsworth (Towson,1997-00) 43
2. Tom Smith (Holy Cross, 1986-88) 34
3. Aaron Dougherty (Fordham, 1990-93) 30
4. Michael Ononibaku (Georgetown, 2002-05) 28
5. Andrew Schaetzke (Georgetown, 2008-pres) 27
HOYAS WINNING THE TURNOVER BATTLE DURING WINNING STREAK: Turnover margin is often a crucial statistic, a point that has proved true in the Hoyas last three victories. In consecutive wins over Howard, Colgate and Holy Cross, the Hoyas have a +9 turnover margin, having turned the ball over just three times during that stretch, while forcing four turnovers at Howard, three against Colgate and five at Holy Cross. The Blue & Gray have a +12 turnover margin during the 2011 season, ranking them ninth in the country.
Rank Team G Gained T Lost Margin/G
1 Sam Houston St. 8 25 4 2.63
2 Bucknell 9 33 10 2.56
3 Alabama St. 8 29 12 2.13
4 Morgan St. 8 23 10 1.63
- North Dakota St. 8 17 4 1.63
6 Central Ark. 9 25 12 1.44
7 Northwestern St. 8 25 14 1.38
- UNI 8 22 11 1.38
9 Georgetown 9 27 15 1.33
HOYAS RED ZONE OFFENSE FIFTH BEST IN THE NATION: Georgetown continues to be virtually automatic inside opponents' 20 yard lines, scoring on 31-of-33 trips into the redzone, to place third in the nation. In the 33 trips, Georgetown has scored 22 touchdowns, as Nick Campanella leads the way with seven. Max Waizenegger and Kevin Macari have become reliable targets, as well with five and three touchdowns, respectively, while WR Jeff Burke has thrown two touchdown passes inside the 20. Senior quarterback Isaiah Kempf has rushed for four touchdowns and thrown for nine this season.
Rank Team G RZ Dr RZ S RZ Pts Pct
1 UT Martin 8 39 38 232 .97
2 San Diego 8 24 23 136 .96
3 Florida A&M 8 33 31 191 .94
- Georgetown 9 33 31 180 .94
ABOUT FORDHAM: The Rams (1-7) enter Saturday's game after a 55-0 loss to FBS opponent Army last Saturday. The game was Fordham's second against an FBS opponent, having lost to Connecticut earlier in the season. The Rams are led by running back Darryl Whiting, who is among the Patriot League's top rushers, averaging 62.9 yards per game. Wide receiver Carlton Koonce has a team-leading four touchdowns, while Nick Womack's 100 yard interception yard return for a touchdown is the longest in the Patriot League this season.
TICKET INFORMATION: The Hoyas host Fordham for Senior Day on Saturday, November 5 when they host at 1 p.m. Tickets for the game are still available and 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.