The Hoyas defense will look to bounce back against a strong Lafayette offense.
Oct. 26, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (3-5, 0-2 Patriot League) travels to Easton, Pa. to take on the Lafayette Leopards (5-2, 2-0 Patriot League) on Saturday night under the lights at Fisher Stadium. The Hoyas will look to pick up its first victory in league play, with kick-off slated for 6:05 p.m. GU will try for its third consecutive victory against Lafayette, though trail the all-time series, 5-10.
A free live audio broadcast is available through the Georgetown University Athletics website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus calling the play-by-play and Ryan Sakamoto providing analysis. Fans can also find game updates from the team's official twitter account: @HoyasFB.
Georgetown's offense will be led for the second consecutive week by freshman quarterback Kyle Nolan (Branford, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall). Nolan, was strong in his collegiate debut last weekend at Colgate, leading the Hoyas to a season-high 36 points, including three touchdown passes , all to sophomore wide receiver Kevin Macari (Stamford, Conn./New Canaan). Nolan is the fourth quarterback this season to see game action, after injuries have decimated Georgetown's quarterback depth. Freshman running back Jo'el Kimpela (Democratic Republic of the Congo/Euless Trinity) also scored his first career touchdown in last week's 57-36 loss to the Raiders.
Kevin Macari FINDING END ZONE IN A VARIETY OF WAYS: Macari is fresh off the best game of his career, catching three touchdown passes and rushing for another, while posting career-highs with eight catches and 181 yards. During Macari's breakout sophomore season, he has helped GU on the scoreboard in a variety of ways. He has caught five touchdown passes, rushed for two and returned a punt 79-yards for a touchdown, the second longest punt return touchdown in program history. Macari is now third in the Patriot League in touchdowns with eight. He continues to be one of the nation's most dangerous punt returners, currently sixth in the nation in punt return average (14.82/punt return).
Robert McCabe BREAKS HOYAS ALL-TIME TACKLES MARK; LEADS NATION IN TACKLES: Senior linebacker and captain Robert McCabe (Newtown Square, Pa./Malvern Prep) passed former teammate Nick Parrish to become the program's career tackles leader in the first quarter last Saturday at Colgate. The preseason Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year and Buck Buchanan Award candidate has had a dominating senior season for the Hoyas, posting 116 tackles through eight games, a number that leads the nation. McCabe is now on pace to break his own single-season tackles mark of 134 set last season. McCabe also leads the Patriot League in tackles for loss with 11.5.
FCS TACKLES LEADERS
Rank Name Tm. Cl Pos. Tot Tot Tkls/G
1 Robert McCabe Georgetown Sr. LB 116 14.50
2 Tanner Burch Gardner-Webb So. LB 90 12.86
3 Jordan Hendrix Morehead St. So. LB 84 12.00
4 Aaron Archie Indiana St. Sr. LB 95 11.88
5 Blake Peiffer SE Mo. St. Sr. LB 82 11.71
Jeremy Moore AMONG PL AND FCS LEADERS IN TAKEAWAYS:Senior corneberback Jeremy Moore (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) currently leads the Patriot League and FCS in interceptions and fumble recoveries, with five interceptions and three fumble recoveries, while scoring three touchdowns on defense this season. Moore was named the National co-Defensive Player of the Week and the PL Defensive Player of the Week two weeks ago, after intercepting three passes, including an 80-yard touchdown return and recovering a fumble in the Hoyas loss to No. 10 Lehigh. This season Moore has broken Georgetown and the Patriot League's career interception return yardage records, with 316 interception return yards during his career. This season, Moore is responsible for creating nine of the Hoyas 17 takeaways
FCS INTERCEPTION LEADERS
Rank Name Team G Int Ret Yds Ret TD Int/
1 Jeremy Moore Georgetown 7 5 133 2 .71
2 Steven Godbolt Tennessee St.8 5 67 0 .63
- Ben Ericksen Illinois St. 8 5 -1 0 .63
4 Tylor Brock SE Mo. St. 7 4 108 0 .57
- Joe Rankin Morgan St. 7 4 72 1 .57
FCS FUMBLE RECOVER LEADERS
Rank Name Team G Fum Rec Ret Yds Rec/G
1 Bill Lauch Monmouth 6 3 0 .50
2 Donte Dennis Maine 7 3 64 .43
- Christian Dudzik North Dakota St. 7 3 0 .43
- Zach Dunaj San Diego 7 3 0 .43
- Quintin Fortes Delaware St. 7 3 0 .43
- Carlton Littlejohn North Dakota St. 7 3 0 .43
- Jeremy Moore Georgetown 7 3 0 .43
ABOUT LAFAYETTE: Lafayette's secondary will serve as a strong test for the Hoyas freshman QB Kyle Nolan. The Leopards lead the nation in passes intercepted with 17. Soph. safety Jared Roberts is fourth in the nation with four INT's in seven games...Junior WR Mark Ross is 15th in the nation with 93.4 receiving yards per game and 16th with 6.6 catches per game. Ross has four straight games with 100 yards or more...Junior LB Mike Boles was named PL Defensive Player of the Week after making eight tackles and a game-clinching interception against Holy Cross last Saturday.