Nov. 11, 2010
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (3-6, 2-2 Patriot League) hosts Lehigh University (7-2, 3-0 Patriot League) on Saturday, November 13 at 1 p.m. on Multi-Sport Field, looking to deny the Mountain Hawks the outright Patriot League title and an automatic playoff berth.
Georgetown will play its fourth of five live televised home games on Verizon Fios1 against Lehigh. Matt Fetters and Dave McHugh will be calling the action. 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.
The game will be the 16th meeting between the two schools, as Hoyas trail the all-time series 5-10, having not recorded a victory against Lehigh since 1925. The Mountain Hawks have won the last nine games against Georgetown dating back to 2001. Prior to 2001, the last time the two teams met was in 1925, when the Hoyas defeated Lehigh 44-0.
The game comes after a bye week and will be the Hoyas first since a 24-19 loss to Fordham University on October 30. Against the Rams, senior slot Keerome Lawrence (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) gained 242 all purpose yards, including his second 100-yard receiving game of the season and 121 kick-off return yards. His performance in the return game earned him Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week honors, the second time he has received weekly accolades from the league this season. Lawrence is one of three GU players to have earned two weekly honors from the Patriot League, along with junior QB Scott Darby (Tewksbury, Mass./St. John's Prep) an junior defensive end Andrew Schaetzke (Toledo, Ohio./St. John's Jesuit).
Junior wide receiver John O'Leary (Stamford, Conn./Trinity Catholic) has provided Georgetown quarterbacks with a big red zone target, leading the Hoyas with five touchdowns, including four of the Hoyas six games. O'Leary had a career-high 99 yards on five catches, including two receptions for over 35 yards against Fordham on Oct. 30.
Schaetzke continues to make his case for Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year. Against Fordham, Schaetzke intercepted a pass and returned it 45 yards for his first career touchdown. It was the week after he earned his second Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week, the first league defensive player to earn the honors twice, with a seven tackle four tackles for loss and 2.5 sack performance against Sacred Heart. Schaetzke is second in the Patriot League in sacks (0.61 per game) and tackles for loss (1.17 per game). He is also tied for ninth with 0.56 passes defended per game.
Senior linebacker Nick Parrish (Irving, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) leads the Hoyas with 74 tackles (8.2 per game) and is seventh in the Patriot League. With two games left in his stellar GU career, Parrish has amassed 331 tackles, the most in the history of the program.
Junior cornerback Jayah Kaisamba (Fort Worth, Texas/LD Bell) is second in the Patriot League and tied for eighth in Division I FCS with five interceptions, with his last coming against Fordham. Kaisamba is also tied for the league lead with 1.00 pass defended per game. He is tied with Lehigh's Jarard Cribbs. Sophomore cornerback Jeremy Moore (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) is third in the league with 0.89 passes defended per game. Junior safety Wayne Heimuli (Euless, Texas/Trinity) and senior linebacker Paul Sant'Ambrogio (Bloomfield, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) are tied for third in the league with two interceptions apiece.
The Hoyas red zone offense is second in the Patriot League having scored in 22 of 26 trips inside their opponents 20 yard line, including 15 touchdowns. O'Leary leads the Hoyas with five touchdowns, while Darby has four rushing touchdowns and Philip Oladeji (Plano, Texas/Plano East) has three rushing touchdowns.