Nov. 21, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (1-9, 0-4 Patriot League) will travel to Worcester, Mass. to prepare for its season-finale against the Crusaders of Holy Cross (3-8, 1-3 Patriot League) on Saturday afternoon. Kick-off at Fitton Field is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
This will be the 26th meeting between the two programs, with the Hoyas trailing the all-time series 16-9. GU has defeated the Crusaders in two of its last three games, before losing 24-0 at Multi-Sport Field last season. Fans can listen to a free live audio broadcast of Saturday's action on the Georgetown Athletics official website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus providing the play-by-play and Ryan Sakamoto adding commentary. In-game updates will also be available through the Hoyas official twitter account: @HoyasFB.
The Hoyas are in search of its first win in league play, with its lone win this season coming against Davidson on September 7. Last week, the Hoyas fell 17-7 at Bucknell, despite turning in one of its best defensive performances of the season. The Hoyas held the Bison scoreless in the second half, holding them to 69 yards. Junior defensive end Alec May (Wrenthem, Mass./King Phillip) earned Patriot League weekly honorable mention with a 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sack performance.
Alec May COMING INTO HIS OWN
May has played perhaps the best two-game stretch of his career on the Hilltop garnering PL defensive weekly honorable mention in two of the past three weeks. During that stretch, May has 19 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. Against Lafayette, May set a career-high with 12 tackles and had 3.0 sacks and 3.0 tackles for a loss of 16 yards. His day earned him CFPA Defensive Weekly Honorable Mention. May has 55 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss this season.
Georgetown will have 24 seniors playing their final games when they meet Holy Cross on Saturday. The group has been the winningest class of players that has played its entire career in the Patriot League, with several individuals among the best to play football at the University.
Senior quarterback Isaiah Kempf (Glendale, Calif./Bridgton Academy) is the Hoyas career leader in pass completions (433) and third all-time in passing yards (4,354)...Senior running back Nick Campanella (Roselle, Ill./Montini Catholic) is tied with Andy Murray for fourth in GU football history in rushing touchdowns (21) and eighth in rushing yards (1,485)...Senior wide receiver Zack Wilke (Boca Raton, Fla./St. Andrew's) is eighth in career receptions (85)...Senior linebacker Dustin Wharton (LaVale, Md./Allegany) is third in program history with 275 tackles...Senior kicker/punter Matt MacZura (Cranberry Twp., Pa./Central Catholic) is the career leader in punt yardage (9.574) and fifth in punt average (36.4).
HOYAS IN THE RED ZONE
Georgetown have gone four-for-four in the red zone in its last two games, rebounding from an uncharacteristic day against Colgate on Oct. 26, as they failed to score in two of three opportunities. The Hoyas had are 24-of-28, among the top 25 in the nation in red zone efficiency. Nick Campanella has six rushing touchdowns and one TD catch, while TE Dan Sprotte has four touchdown catches. Jo'el Kimpela and Isaiah Kempf each have two rushing TD's and WR Mike Cimilluca and WR Jake DeCicco each have two receiving touchdowns.Last season the Hoyas were 24-of-35 after being among the nation's leaders at 36-of-39 on red zone opportunities in 2011 with Kempf under center.
Rk. Team Gms. RzAtt RushTD PassTD FG Scores Pct.
24Eastern Ill. 11 49 17 21 4 42 .857
-Florida A&M 11 21 8 7 3 18 .857
-Georgetown 10 28 13 9 2 24 .857
-Morehead St. 11 35 19 7 4 30 .857
28Harvard 9 48 19 11 11 41 .854
ABOUT HOLY CROSS: Senior WR Mike Fess became Holy Cross' all-time leading receiver and the seventh player in PL history with 200 career receptions. Fess has 202 catches for 2,122 yards and 14 touchdowns during his collegiate career...Freshman QB Peter Pujals is currently one of 20 candidates for the Jerry Rice Award, presented annually by the Sports Network to the top freshman in the Division I football championship subdivision. Last week at Lehigh, he hit on 30 of 42 passes for 269 yards and a score. On the year, he has connected on 188 of 293 attempts for 2,023 yards and 17 touchdowns, in addition to running the ball 122 times for 468 yards and seven scores...Tom Gilmore is now in his 10th season as the head football coach at Holy Cross in 2013. He has guided the Crusaders to an overall record of 56-55 during his time at Holy Cross, including a 53-47 mark since the beginning of the 2005 campaign. Gilmore and GU Head Coach Kevin Kelly coached together at Dartmouth in the 1990's.