2016 Patriot League Football Preview: Georgetown Hoyas
The is the first of a seven part series that will preview each team in the Patriot League. Tomorrow: Lafayette
In their third season under coach Rob Sgarlata the Georgetown Hoyas have some optimism after finishing sixth in the Patriot League and overall 4-7 in 2015. The Hoyas boast an offense that improved about 7 points per game from 2014 last season. Quarterback Kyle Nolan has graduated, paving the way for senior Tim Barnes who played in 14 games through his first three seasons on the team. Barnes is a dual threat who led a key drive against Bucknell last season to ensure a late game victory.
On the defensive side, All Patriot League linebacker Matt Satchell has been lost to graduation and plenty of questions exist, but both defensive ends return, including captain Hunter Kiselick who enters his 5th year as a Hoya.
Last season Fordham’s matchup with Georgetown was a closer call than some may have expected as the Rams came out on top 38-31. Chase Edmonds was relatively limited, rushing for 137 yards on 20 attempts and uncharacteristically scoring only one touchdown. Kevin Anderson played pretty well going 21/29, throwing 217 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. The defense forced 4 turnovers, including one, which resulted in a touchdown. This season Fordham squares off against Georgetown on October 22nd in the Bronx, it’ll be their seventh game of the season and second Patriot league matchup of 2016.
Listen below to Corey Miller’s interview with Head Coach Rob Sgarlata and All-Patriot preseason full back Matt Buckman.