Sept. 22, 2011
The Georgetown University football team (2-1, 1-0 Patriot League) will go on the road for the second consecutive weekend to take on the Marist Red Foxes (1-2, 0-1 Pioneer League) at Tenney Stadium in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday, September 24. The Hoyas lead the all-time series 11-3, but six of the last seven games have been decided by less than a touchdown or less, with two games going into overtime. Each team has won on its homefield since 1999, the last time Georgetown won at Marist.
BROADCAST INFORMATION: Fans can listen to the game live on Hoyavision, broadcasted on Georgetown's official athletic website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus providing the call. A live Game Day Blog providing all of the action and notes from Tenney Stadium will also be available on GUHoyas.com.
LAST WEEK: Georgetown held a 14-7 lead in the first quarter and trailed by just one, 21-20 at the half, but Yale put together three consecutive second half scoring drives before senior quarterback Scott Darby (Tewksbury, Mass./St. John's Prep) connected with freshman wide receiver Kevin Macari (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) on a 27-yard touchdown pass, the final score of the game in the Hoyas' 37-27 loss. The loss snapped Georgetown's three-game winning streak. Sophomore linebacker Dustin Wharton (LaVale, Md./Allegany) had a team-high 11 tackles with one tackle for loss and a pass breakup. Senior defensive end Andrew Schaetzke (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit) had six tackles, with two tackles for loss and one sack.
HOYAS WINNING THE TURNOVER BATTLE: Georgetown is currently tied for eighth in Division I FCS with a 1.67 turnover margin per game. The Hoyas +5 turnover margin is tied for first in the Patriot League with Bucknell. The Blue & Gray have created seven turnovers with four fumble recoveries and three interceptions, while giving away just two. Currently SS Wayne Heimuli has an interception and a fumble recovery, while DE Andrew Schaetzke has two forced fumbles. Junior quarterback Isaiah Kempf (Glendale, Calif./Bridgton Academy) holds one of the longest streaks in NCAA Division I FCS having thrown 131 consecutive passes without an interception, a streak that dates back to last season against Lehigh.
SCORING IN THE REDZONE: The Hoyas offense is tied for first in NCAA Division I FCS in red zone efficiency, converting all 10 of its opportunities inside the opponent's 20 yard line. In 10 tries, GU has scored nine touchdowns (five rushing and four passing), while kicking one field goal. Sophomore running back Nick Campanella
(Roselle, Ill./Montini Catholic) has proved instrumental in the red zone success with three rushing touchdowns
ABOUT MARIST: The Red Foxes, who were selected to finish eighth in the 10 team Pioneer League, opened its season with a 20-7 victory over Sacred Heart, before losses to Bucknell (Georgetown's October 1 opponent) and Dayton in last weekend's Pioneer League opener.
Senior wide receiver Kevin Fitzpatrick is leading Marist's offense with 20 receptions for 232 yards and two touchdowns. Junior tight end Anthony Calcagni had a career-high five receptions for 79 yards against Dayton last week to earn a spot on the College Football Performance Award honor roll for his game.
TICKET INFORMATION: The Hoyas are on the road for five weeks before returning to the Hilltop for Homecoming, when they take on Colgate at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 22. Tickets for any of Georgetown's two remaining home games can be purchased by calling the Hoyas box office at (202) 687-HOYA (4692) or visiting the team's official website - GUHoyas.com - and visiting http://www.guhoyas.com/tickets/m-footbl-tickets.html.