Nov. 21, 2014
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (2-8, 0-5 Patriot League) will host Holy Cross (4-7, 2-3 Patriot League) in the season-finale on Saturday at Multi-Sport Field. Saturday will be Senior Day, as the Hoyas will honor 21 seniors and their families prior to the 12:07 p.m. scheduled kick-off.
SERIES WITH HOLY CROSS: Georgetown and Holy Cross will meet for the 27th time with GU trailing the all-time series 16-10. The Hoyas have won three of the last four contests, including a dramatic 28-21 victory last year at Fitton Field in Worcester, Mass. Quarterback Kyle Nolan (Branford, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) scored on an 82-yard run for the game-winning score late in the fourth quarter.
GEORGETOWN'S 21 SENIORS: The Hoyas senior class has been instrumental in some of Georgetown's best Patriot League teams. During the group's freshmen season they played for the Patriot League Championship and finished 8-3. As sophomores, the class of 2015 won five games, including a nationally-televised victory at Princeton. Georgetown's senior class includes: Nick Alfieri, Alec May, Nick Quintans, Mike Roland, Darius Baxter, Mitchell Black, Patrick Boyle, Xander Carpousis, Michael Cimilluca, Chad Coleman, Wardell Crutchfield III, Peter Daibes, Billy Duncan, John Egan, Mike Kasten, Ryan Rattay, Jordan Richardson, Javan Robinson, Richard Shankle, Gibson Vaught and Danny Wright.
BROADCAST INFORMATION: Saturday's game will be broadcast live via HoyaVision, available on the Georgetown University athletics official website - www.GUHoyas.com. Jeremy Huber will provide the play-by-play, while Chuck Timanus will add commentary. Monika Moore will report from the sideline.
Alec May LEADS NATION IN SACKS AMONG LEADERS IN TFL'S: With one sack against Fordham, May (Wrentham, Mass./King Phillip) leads the Patriot League and FCS in sacks per game (1.55), while his 15.5 sacks is the second most in the country. May's total is currently second-best in single-season GU history, behind program-leader Janne Kouri, who registered 16 in 1996. May is 2.5 sacks behind the Patriot League single-season leader Andrew Hollingsworth, who recorded 18 sacks for Towson in 2000. He is currently fifth in program history with 28 career sacks is 3.5 behind Kouri for the all-time record. May has 19.0 tackles for loss this season and leads the nation in tackle yards with 138. He was named to the Buck Buchanan Watch List for the FCS Defensive Player of the Year this week.
Nick Alfieri LEADING THE PL IN TACKLES: Alfieri (Portland, Ore./Jesuit/The Hotchkiss School) registered seven tackles last week to up his season total to 106, tying him with Bucknell's Evan Byers with 10.6 tackles per game to lead the league. His 106 tackles is the seventh best single-season mark in program history. His 322 career tackles is the third most in program history. Alfieri has twice been named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week in 2014.
Jo'el Kimpela MOVING THE CHAINS: Junior running back Jo'el Kimpela (Kinshasa, D.R. Congo/Euless Trinity) is tied for third in the Patriot League averaging 5.3 yards per carry. Over his last four PL games, Kimpela has averaged 7.05 yards per carry, the best stretch of his career. He has topped the 100-yard mark three times this season. This week Kimpela will go against a Holy Cross rush defense that has allowed 169.5 yards per game, good for fourth in the PL. DANNY WRIGHT CLIMBING GU RECORD BOOKS IN KICK RETURNS: Wright (Washington, D.C./St. John's College HS) is second in GU career history averaging 23.1 yards per kick-off return, behind only Jeremy Moore (23.4 yards/return). This season Wright's 23.1 yards per return is second in the Patriot League. Wright had a season-long return of 45 yards last week at Fordham.
ABOUT HOLY CROSS: The Crusaders had a two-game win streak snapped with a 31-24 overtime loss to Bucknell last week. Prior to the loss, Holy Cross defeated Lafayette (24-14) and Lehigh (27-20) in consecutive weeks. Sophomore quarterback Peter Pujals has completed 218-of-360 passes for 2,303 yards and 10 touchdowns, in addition to rushing for 710 yards on 165 carries. Pujals is sixth in the PL in rushing yards, just behind Kimpela. Junior linebacker John Zakrzewksi leads the Crusaders with 89 tackles, two forced fumbles and two sacks. Holy Cross will be looking to break a four-way tie for third place in the league.