Nov. 16, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (5-5, 2-2 Patriot League) hosts Holy Cross (1-9, 1-3 Patriot League) for Senior Day on Saturday afternoon with kick-off slated for 1:05 p.m. at Multi-Sport Field. The game will be the season-finale for both teams, as the Hoyas look to secure consecutive winning seasons for the first time since 1998-99. GU trails the all-time series 9-15, though has won the last two matchups, including a 19-6 victory last year on a snowy day in Worcester, Mass.
A live video broadcast is available through the Georgetown University Athletics website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus calling the play-by-play and former Hoyas standout Patrick O'Donnell providing commentary. Fans can also find game updates from the team's official twitter account: @HoyasFB.
The Hoyas are coming off one of its most dominating defensive efforts of the season in defeating Bucknell 10-3 last Saturday. Georgetown held the Bison to just 168 total yards and 0-for-11 on third downs to help GU snap a four-game losing streak to Bucknell and keep hopes of a winning season overall and in the Patriot League alive. Senior linebacker Robert McCabe (Newtown Square, Pa./Malvern Prep) made 12 tackles and had two sacks in the win to earn his third Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week honor of the season. Freshman running back Jo'el Kimpela (Kinshasa, D.R. Congo/Euless Trinity) posted career-highs in total yards (126), rushing yards (98) and receiving yards (28) to earn his second consecutive PL Rookie of the Week honor.
HOYAS TO HONOR SPECIAL SENIOR CLASS...On Saturday, Georgetown will honor the accomplishments of 17 seniors who have been instrumental in the turnaround of the Hoyas football program. This year's senior class has helped the program to 17 wins and seven PL wins during its four years, the most by any class that has played its entire career in the Patriot League. Overall, the class is responsible for 14 PL Weekly Honors, three All-Patriot League selections and three All-Time program records, including Robert McCabe's tackles record and Jeremy Moore's interception return yards and kick-off return average records. The seniors scheduled to be honored prior to the game include: 1 Isaiah Kempf, QB, 3 Max Waizenegger, WR, 4 Robert McCabe, LB, 6 Jeremy Grasso, LB, 9 Tucker Stafford, TE, 14 Wilburn "Chance Logan, WR/RB, 15 Jamal Davis, WR, 16 Jeff Burke, WR/Student Coach/QB, 18 Brandon Floyd, WR, 28 Mose Hogan III, DB/RB, 32 Jeremy Moore, CB/KR, 60 (35) Kevin Sullivan, OL 64 Donald Rhodes, OL, 81 Kenneth Furlough, WR, 85 Craig Montgomery, TE/DL/LS, 91 Andrew Maliska, DL, (68) Fino Caliguire, OL/Student Coach.
MOORE ALL-TIME KICK-OFF RETURN AVG LEADER...Senior CB/KR Jeremy Moore is a game away from becoming the Hoyas all-time kick return average leader. Moore currently averages 23.4 yard per kick-off return for his career (1804 yds/77 ret) through a memorable career on the Hilltop. Moore's 2011 average of 29.2 is the best single-season average in program history and his 2010 average of 26.9 is third. Moore had an 85 yard kick-off return for a TD at Yale during his sophomore season, his only kick return for a touchdown.
(min. 20 returns)
Player (Years) Avg.
1. Jeremy Moore (2009-pres.) 23.4
2. Luke McArdle (00-03) 22.9
3. Jim Corcoran (78-81) 21.8
MCCABE CLOSING IN ON 400 CAREER TACKLES; LEADS NATION IN TACKLES THIS SEASON; Senior LB Robert McCabe earned his third Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week honor after a 12 tackle two sack performance in a dominating defensive performance against Bucknell. Earlier this season, he passed Nick Parrish to break the Hoyas career record for tackles. Currently he has 392 tackles, just eight away from becoming the first Hoya player to accumulate 400 career tackles. McCabe was named to the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List earlier in the season and leads Division I FCS in tackles, averaging 14.40 per game, including double-digits in each of GU's 10 games this season and 18 consecutive games. McCabe also leads the PL in tackles for loss (12.0), averaging 1.33 per game. McCabe has been named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week twice this season and earned honorable mention last week after a loss to Fordham.
FCS TACKLES LEADERS
Rank Name Tm. Cl Pos. Tot Tot Tkls/G
1 Robert McCabe Georgetown Sr. LB 144 14.40
2 Rock Williams Western Colo.Sr. LB 105 13.13
3 Tanner Burch Gardner Webb So. LB 113 12.56
4 Ben Johnson UT Martin Jr. LB 123 12.30
5 Anthony Morales Weber St. Jr. LB 108 12.00
Kevin Macari THE HOYAS GO-TO TARGET...The Hoyas have played four different quarterbacks this season, but the one thing they can all agree on is the importance of sophomore wide receiver Kevin Macari (Stamford, Conn./New Canaan). Macari was a regular target in freshman QB Kyle Nolan's first three games. In his last three games, Macari had 22 catches for 366 yards and four TD catches. He has found a variety of ways to score during a breakout sophomore season, catching six touchdown passes, rushing for two and returning a punt 79-yards for the second longest punt return touchdown in program history during a breakout sophomore season. At Colgate, Macari had a career-high four touchdowns, including a career-long 62-yard touchdown reception. He is now third in the Patriot League in touchdowns with nine and seventh in the nation in punt return average (13.4/punt return),
ABOUT HOLY CROSS: Holy Cross has played the third hardest schedule in Division I FCS this season according to the latest NCAA statistics. The 10 teams the Crusaders have faced have a cumulative record of 52-34, good for a .605 winning percentage...Sophomore QB's Steven Elder and Ryan Laughlin have both turned in strong performances for HC. Last week, Elder completed 16-of-25 passes for 234 yards and a touchdown. Against Lehigh, Laughlin completed 17-of-27 for 203 and two touchdowns, while Elder completed 12-of-17 for 133 and two TD's. Neither had appeared in collegiate action prior to this season...Junior wide receiver Mike Fess has been one of the top players on the Holy Cross offense this season. Fess currently leads the team with 70 catches for 735 yards and four touchdowns through 10 games played. During last week's game at Wagner, he led the team with six receptions for 101 yards... Senior strong safety Tom Mannix (Kenilworth, N.J.) is once again one of the top players in the Holy Cross secondary, after earning second team All-Patriot League honors in 2011. During the Fordham game, Mannix led the team with 12 solo tackles and two pass breakups.