Nov. 13, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (4-5, 2-2 Patriot League) will host No. 16 Fordham (8-2, 4-1 Patriot League) for Senior Day at Cooper Field on Saturday afternoon. The opening kickoff between the Hoyas and Rams is scheduled for noon.
SERIES VS. FORDHAM: Georgetown and Fordham meet for the 60th time in series history, with the Rams holding a 34-22-3 advantage. The Blue & Gray dropped last season’s matchup against the eventual Patriot League Champions at Jack Coffey Stadium, 52-7. GU is 2-12 against the Rams, since joining the PL in 2001, with its last win over Fordham coming on Nov. 5, 2011, the season before the Hoyas’ current senior class arrived on campus.
BROADCAST INFORMATION: Saturday’s game will be broadcast free of charge on the Patriot League Network (www.campusinsiders.com/network/patriot_league). Jeremy Huber will call play-by-play with Emory Hunt providing commentary, while Josh Apple will provide reports from the sideline. Fans can find live stats by visiting the Georgetown Athletics official website – www.GUHoyas.com. In-game updates will also be available from the team’s official Twitter account: @HoyasFB.
SENIOR DAY ON THE HILLTOP: The Hoyas will celebrate the careers and accomplishments of its 16 seniors with a pre-game ceremony on Cooper Field. Included will be captains RB Jo’el Kimpela (Kinshasa, D.R. Congo/Euless Trinity), DL Hunter Kiselick (Nutley, N.J./Bergen Catholic), OL Kevin Liddy (Garden City, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial), LB Matt Satchell (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East), FB Troye Bullock (Suitland, Md./DeMatha), WR Jake DeCicco (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston), OL Gerverus Flagg (Charleston, S.C./Mercersburg Academy[Pa.]), DB Cameron Gamble (Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern), WR Harrison Glor (Boston, Mass./Belmont/Deerfield), LS Andrew Green (Palo Alto, Calif./Harvard-Westlake), OL Matt Hungate (Morton, Ill./Morton), QB Kyle Nolan (Branford, Conn./Branford/Choate Rosemary Hall), SS Garrett Powers (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington), DL Dezmond Richardson (Euless Texas/Grant/Euless Trinity), CB Ettian Scott (Okinawa, Japan/Northside [N.C.]) and WR Marquis Wright (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./North Broward Prep).
Ettian Scott AMONG FCS LEADERS IN PASSES DEFENDED: Senior cornerback Ettian Scott leads the Patriot League and is second in the FCS averaging 1.9 passes defended per game. Scott broke up three passes against Bucknell, one week after a season-high total of four pass breakups, which tied for the fifth best single-game for an FCS defender this season. Scott’s 17 passes defended (2 INT’s, 15 breakups) has already eclipsed his total of 15 last season.
MATT SATCHELL ONE TACKLE AWAY FROM 200: Senior linebacker Matt Satchell has 199 career tackles after his five tackle performance at Lehigh. Against Bucknell, Satchell led the Hoya defense with 18 total tackles, 13 solo tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss, all career highs to earn PL Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career. Satchell’s 18 total tackles and 13 solo tackles are tied for the third highest single-game total in GU history. He is currently fifth in the PL in tackles, averaging 9.3 per game. He is fourth in the league in tackles for loss with 10.5.
Kyle Nolan CONTINUES ETCHING NAME IN RECORD BOOKS: Earlier this season, senior quarterback Kyle Nolan surpassed former teammate Isaiah Kempf in all-time completions and pass attempts. He is now second behind only J.J. Mont in passing yardage with 5,250. After tossing for a career-high 355 yards at Lehigh, Nolan became just the second Hoya quarterback to eclipse 5,000 yards. Mont is the all-time leader with 5,968 career passing yards.
ABOUT FORDHAM: Sophomore running back Chase Edmonds, a preseason All-American and Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year, leads NCAA Division I FCS in rushing touchdowns with 19, tied with Lamar’s Kade Harrington. He is second in the FCS and leads the PL with 150.6 rushing yards per game. On Saturday, he will wear No. 26 to honor teammate Robbie Cantelli, who suffered a season-ending injury on Oct. 31. Junior linebacker George Dawson was named the STATS FCS National Defensive Player of the Week after making 10 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and an intercepted two-point conversion pass. Head Coach Joe Moorhead, who served as an assistant at Georgetown from 2000-2003, has led the Rams to consecutive trips to the NCAA FCS Championship.