WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Hoyas of Georgetown University (Patriot League) and the Bison of Howard University (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) will tip off this weekend in the 1st annual D.C. Cup. The Hoyas (0-0) finished 1-10 in 2007 while the Bison (0-0) finished 4-7.
It is the season opener for both teams.
FOLLOWING THE GAME
Stadium: Greene Stadium (7,086)
Webcast, notes and more: www.howard-bison.com
Play-by-Play: Ty Miller
Color: Tony McGhee
TV Coverage: Replay on MASN on Tues., Sept. 9 (11:30 p.m.)
Series Information: This is the first meeting between the two schools.
The Coaches: Georgetown University is coached by Kevin Kelly (Springfield, ‘82), who is in his third season at the helm. Howard Coach Carey Bailey (University of Tennessee, ‘92) is in his second season.
SETTING THE SCENE
The Hoyas are led offensively by junior RB CHARLIE HOUGHTON (109 carries, 458 yards, four TDs; 34 receptions, 294 yards, sophomore WR MYCHAL(19 receptions, 103 yards, one TD) and junior WR ROBERT LANE (20 HARRISON receptions 178 yards, one TD). Defensively, Georgetown is led by junior LB CHRIS RAU (37 solos, 39 assists, two tackles for losses), sophomore LB NICK PARRISH (21 solos, 53 assists, three tackles for losses and a sack), junior S TRAVIS MACK (29 solos, 31 assists) and senior DE ATAEFIOK ETUKEREN (27 solos, 22 assists, 1.5 TFL).
The Bison are led offensively by redshirt junior QB FLOYD HAIGLER (15 of 29, 144 yards, two TDs), senior RBs TERRY PERRY (96 carries, 432 yards, two TDs; seven receptions, 36 yards) and KARLOS WHITTAKER (106 carries, 432 yards, five TDs; 15 receptions, 207 yards), senior WR ARLANDUS HOOD (23 receptions, 295, two TDs) and junior OL SEAN WOOLFORD and OL MICHAEL RUSSELL. Defensively, Howard is led by senior MLB ENDOR COOPER (0 solos, 38 assists, eight tackles for losses, three forced fumbles), redshirt junior LB ROBERT, III (30 solos, 25 assists, 6.5 tackles for losses, two sacks), senior CB MARTIN DECEMBERT (28 solos, 14 assists, five pass breakups), JAMES CARTER (11 solos, 16 assists, 3.5 tackles for losses) and JAMES ROBINSON (five solos, 12 assists, two sacks in six games).