Jay Tolliver
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Georgetown Closes Road Swing at Lafayette

WASHINGTON – Coming off an exciting victory over Fordham, the Georgetown University football team closes out a three-game road trip this weekend when it travels to Easton, Pennsylvania for a Patriot League contest against Lafayette. Kickoff on Saturday afternoon is set for 3:30 p.m. at Lafayette's Fisher Stadium.
The game will be streamed live on the Patriot League Network, with Gary Laubach and Mike Joseph on the call and John Leone reporting from the sideline. Links to stream and live stats are available at GUHoyas.com.
The Hoyas (2-4, 1-0 Patriot League) are coming off their first conference victory since 2015, defeating Fordham, 23-11, last Saturday. It was GU's first win over the Rams since 2011, and the program's first win in the Bronx since 1974.
Georgetown outgained Fordham, 294-222, in total yards as Gunther Johnson (Anthem, Ariz. / Boulder Creek / Arizona) finished 19-of-28 for 203 yards and a touchdown. Brandon Williams (Germantown, Md. / Northwest) tied his career high with seven catches and finished with a game-high 89 receiving yards. Herman Moultrie III (Columbus, Ohio / Columbus Academy) led the ground game with 62 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Jethro Francois (Winter Haven, Fla. / Victory Christian Academy) had two critical interceptions in the fourth quarter. Wes Bowers (Fort Washington, Md. / Bishop McNamara) led the defense with 10 total tackles and had one of Georgetown's five sacks on the day. George Ikott (Sugar Land, Texas / Strake Jesuit) finished with a career-high eight tackles while Khristian Tate (Warner Robins, Ga. / Covenant Academy) had 1.5 sacks.
Moultrie was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week for his performance and Francois earned defensive player of the week honors. Williams was also selected Patriot League Honorable Mention for the second time this season.
Lafayette (1-4, 0-1 Patriot League), which is coming off its bye week, won its last game, 31-24, over Central Connecticut State. Running back CJ Amill scored three touchdowns in the win, including a 57-yard punt return. Quarterback Sean O'Malley is second in the Patriot League, averaging 184 passing yards per game, and wide receiver Nick Pearson is second in the conference with 325 receiving yards. The Lafayette offense is fifth in the Patriot League in both scoring (11.4 ppg) and total offense (256.8 ypg), while the defense, led by former Georgetown defensive coordinator Luke Thompson, is also fifth in scoring defense (33.0 ppg) and total defense (421.4 ypg).
Saturday will be the 22nd contest between the Hoyas and Leopards. Lafayette leads the all-time series, 14-7, having won the last two matchups and four of the last five meetings.
Lafayette won last year's matchup, 7-0, at Cooper Field. Georgetown's defense only allowed 166 yards of offense all day, holding the Leopards to 101 yards in the air and 65 yards on 36 rushes. Tate led the way with a game-high 11 tackles, including 2.5 tackles-for-loss (TFL) and one sack. Johnson finished with 76 yards on 12-of-26 passing, while also rushing for a team-high 56 yards.
Following Saturday's game, the Hoyas will return home to Cooper Field for the first time since Sept. 22, hosting Lehigh in a Family Weekend matchup on the Hilltop. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Oct. 20 and links to live stats and a video stream, via the Patriot League Network, will be available at GUHoyas.com.
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