April 19, 2013
The Georgetown University football team will host its annual Blue & Gray Spring Scrimmage on Saturday evening beginning at 6 p.m. The scrimmage, the third of the Hoyas spring session, follows the team's end of the year banquet, where Head Coach Kevin Kelly and his staff will name captains and the 2013 Joe Eacobacci No. 35 Memorial Jersey recipient.
The Hoyas will give alumni and fans a sneak preview of what to expect during the 2013 season. On offense GU returns seven starters, including a pair of Patriot League Second Team selections RB Nick Campanella (Roselle, Ill./Montini Catholic) and OL James Spaly (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer). On defense, GU returns eight starters, including Patriot League First Team selection LB Dustin Wharton (LaVale, Md./Allegany), who has posted back-to-back 100-plus tackle seasons.
Georgetown's offense will wear gray, while the defense will wear blue during the scrimmage, with individual drills and extra-point and field goal units getting work prior to 6 p.m. The scrimmage will begin at 6 p.m. as the Hoyas first team offense will match up against the first team defense for 10 plays starting at their own 30 yard line. The second team offense and defense will follow with eight repetitions.
The first team offense and defense will retake the field from the 50 yard line for ten plays, before the second teams will come back for eight more plays. Each unit will get three series during the compete zone portion of practice, as the offense will start at the 20 yard line. Scoring during this portion of practice will award the offense six points for a touchdown, one point for the extra point and three points for a field goal. The defense will receive seven points for a fourth down stop, blocked field goal or turnover and four points for holding the offense to a field goal.
Finally, the scrimmage will conclude with the first and second team offense running the two minute drill, beginning at the 50 yard line in a variety of different situations.