Duquesne at Georgetown
Fresh Faces Aren't Scrubs: The Hoyas are ranked second in the Patriot League in pass defense (161 yards per game). That unit will be tested today. Duquesne quarterback Scott Knapp, a redshirt freshman, has completed 58 of 126 passes for 885 yards and six touchdowns. He threw for 4,647 yards in his high school career. His backup, redshirt freshman Mark Rupert, threw for 3,511 yards in high school. Each was recruited by former coach Greg Gattuso; he is now the recruiting coordinator at Pittsburgh.
Making Ends Meet: Georgetown defensive ends Michael Ononibaku and Alex Buzbee have combined for 12 tackles for a loss; Ononibaku had 21/2 sacks in a 12-7 loss to Lafayette last week. He is expected to go against sophomore left tackle Zach Wolfe, Duquesne's smallest offensive line starter (he is 6 feet 4 and 230 pounds).
Mi Casa Es Su Casa: The Hoyas are looking for their first win at the new Multi-Sport Field. But the Dukes can expect to have their share of fans in the stands, as of seven of their starters are from Maryland. Three defensive starters are from Eleanor Roosevelt High -- senior linebacker Harry Carter (team-high 34 tackles), junior safety Michael Hill (14 tackles) and junior cornerback Kyle Postell (two interceptions).
-- Christian Swezey