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Football Pre-Game Primer: Hoyas host Fordham for Senior Day

November 13, 2015


Georgetown Sports Information

The Georgetown football team (4-5, 2-3 Patriot League) will be looking to regain its form after a bye week when they face Jesuit rival Fordham (8-2, 4-1 Patriot League) in a conference matchup Saturday afternoon at Cooper Field.

Georgetown is coming off a close defeat to another conference rival, Lehigh, in their last game. The Hoyas currently sit in the the middle of the pack and are looking to close out the year with a .500 record in conference play. Senior quarterback Kyle Nolan continues to lead the offense, after finishing last week with 355 yards and four touchdowns.

Fordham will be looking to continue their its momentum in the conference, where they currently sit in second with a single loss to top ranked Colgate. The Rams have been the dominant offensive juggernaut of the Patriot League, leading the conference in points per game, 38.4, and total offense, averaging 459.8 yards per game. They’re also dominating on the other side of the ball, as they lead the defenses with the highest turnover margin at +11 and are second in red zone defense.

Georgetown has proven to have a tough defense, led by senior defensive end Matt Satchell, that the Rams will attempt to push past. The Blue and Gray are tied for second in the conference in total defense, giving up only 334 yards a game. Their pass defense is ranked first overall throughout the conference and have the highest defensive efficiency on third down. The Hoyas will have to keep pushing on defense in order to keep up with the potent Fordham attack.

The seniors will also be looking to close out their time on the Hilltop with a victory as Saturday marks Senior Day here on the Hilltop.

“The senior class is a family,” said senior defensive back Cameron Gamble. “Just seeing how everyone came together, it’s bittersweet. It’s cool to see how far we’ve come as a group.”

Fellow senior defensive back Ettian Scott added on to the sentiment.

“It is bittersweet because, you know, we pushed this program into a new direction.”

Both seniors know that the Hoyas will be leaving it all out on the field on Saturday, Gamble spoke about the history with Fordham, who they have not beaten during their time on the Hilltop.

“The defense has a chip on their shoulder. We’ve never beat Fordham since I’ve been here and this week its about revenge,” said Gamble. “I think both offense and defense are ready to come out here and play.” Scott agreed, saying “This is our last one and we have to go out with a bang.”

Both shared some of their best memories with the team moving ahead. When asked what they would miss the most, Gamble spoke about the bonds he made.

“Just being with the team, being able to interact with everyone,” said Gamble. “Honestly, we complain about waking up in the mornings, but the best part is just hanging in the locker room, it’s cool to be interacting with everyone.”

More specifically, Gamble later said, “Best memory? Definitely the win over Princeton on ESPN.”

Scott later added, “Favorite memory for me? Going through all of the bad stuff together with your friends and then you sitting a Leos or somewhere else and you talk about those bad times, and you make jokes about those bad times. We were just talking about how our locker room situation was terrible our freshman year, and the reflection about it is definitely the best part.”

But memories aside, the Hoyas are ready to close their season out strong, starting with a win in their final home game.

“This is our last one and we have to go out with a bang,” said Scott.



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