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Johns Hopkins-Susquehanna Football Notes

Senior Ryan Cary and the Blue Jays host Susquehanna in the Centennial Conference opener on Saturday.
Sept. 6, 2017

Johns Hopkins-Susquehanna Game Information
Game Date | Time September 9, 2017 | 1 pm
Location | Venue Baltimore, MD | Homewood Field
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The Game: Johns Hopkins (1-0, 0-0 CC) welcomes Susquehanna (1-0, 0-0 CC) to Homewood Field for the Centennial Conference opener for both teams.

A Look Back: Johns Hopkins opened the season with a 32-29 overtime victory at Washington & Lee last Friday night. Susquehanna topped Lycoming, 7-6, last Saturday at home.

Poll Position: Johns Hopkins is ranked 16th in this week’s Poll, while Susquehanna is not ranked. The first AFCA Poll of the 2017 season will be released in mid-September.

For Openers: Johns Hopkins improved to 18-9-1 in season-openers under head coach Jim Margraff with last week’s win at Washington & Lee. The Blue Jays have now won seven straight openers and 15 of their last 19.

Home Openers: Johns Hopkins has won its last six home openers and is 8-1 in its last nine home openers dating back to 2008.

Centennial Openers: Since the formation of the Centennial Conference in football in 1983, Johns Hopkins is 24-10 in league openers. The 24 wins in CC openers are the most of any team in the league and JHU has currently won its league opener every year since 2008 (9 straight).

Oh Captain, My Captain: Johns Hopkins will be led this season by senior co-captains Brett Caggiano, Anthony Campanile, Ryan Cary, Keonte Henson and Michael Munday.

State of Affairs: The 93-man Johns Hopkins football team includes players from 19 different states.

Friday Night Lights: Johns Hopkins improved to 38-16-1 (.700) in Friday night games, including a 34-11-1 (.750) mark under head coach Jim Margraff, with last week’s win at Washington & Lee.

Sullivan Honored: Senior Jamie Sullivan was named the Centennial Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week after the victory at Washington & Lee last week. Sullivan tied a Johns Hopkins record with four field goals as he was good from 21, 44, 21 and 42 yards.
His 42-yarder with 22 seconds left in regulation forced overtime. Sullivan also hit both of his extra points and recovered a third-quarter onsides kick that led to a 21-yard field goal that gave JHU its first lead at 16-14.
This is just the third time a Johns Hopkins kicker has made four field goals in a game and the first time since 2007 that it’s been done. Sullivan moved into a tie for fourth place in school history in career field goals (22) and career points by a kicker (176) with his effort against the Generals; he also now ranks 11th in school history on JHU’s overall point-scoring list.

Tammaro Shines in Debut: After a strong battle in camp, sophomore David Tammaro found out he would be the Blue Jays’ starting quarterback about 72 hours before kickoff against Washington & Lee; he made the most of his opportunity.
Tammaro set Johns Hopkins single-game records for attempts (61) and completions (42) while throwing for 426 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning strike to junior Luke McFadden in overtime. Tammaro’s 426 yards are the most ever by a Blue Jay in a season opener and that total and his 448 yards of total offense both rank sixth in school history.

100 Times Two: Sophomore Luke McFadden and senior Brett Caggiano both topped the 100-yard receiving mark at Washington & Lee.
McFadden had 10 receptions for 141 yards and the game-winning TD reception in overtime (17 yards).
Caggiano had a career-high nine receptions for 138 yards; his 15-yard reception on third-and-17 late in the fourth quarter came one play before Jamie Sullivan’s 42-yard game-tying field goal that forced overtime.
For the record, this was the 17th time Johns Hopkins has had multiple 100-yard receivers in the same game; five of those have come since the start of the 2016 season and the Blue Jays are now 13-4 all-time in such games.

42 Straight: With a perfect 10-0 record in the regular season last year and the season-opening victory against W&L, Johns Hopkins extended its regular season winning streak to 42 games dating back to the end of the 2012 season. This is the longest active regular season winning streak in the nation

37 Straight: With the perfect 9-0 Centennial Conference record last season, Johns Hopkins extended its league winning streak to 37 games dating back to late in the 2012 season. The 37-game run is the longest streak in league history and the longest active conference winning streak in all divisions of NCAA college football.

That One Ties a Record: The win last week’s at Washington & Lee was JHU’s 11th consecutive on the road dating back to the final game of the 2014 season. The 11 consecutive road wins is the longest active streak in the nation (Division III) and ties the JHU record for most consecutive road victories. JHU first had an 11-game road winning streak from 2010-2012.

Sweet September: Johns Hopkins enters this week’s game against Susquehanna having won 28 straight and 31 of its last 32 games in the month of September. The only team to beat JHU in the month of September in its last 32 games? Randolph-Macon, which posted a 41-37 win over JHU on September 11, 2010.

More September: Johns Hopkins has not lost a home game in the month of September since September 22, 2007, when Moravian escaped Homewood with a 44-41 victory. Since then the Blue Jays have won 17 straight at home in September.

JHU Ties Victory Record: Johns Hopkins tied the school record for wins in a season with its 11 last season. The Blue Jays first won 11 games in a season in 2014 and matched that in 2015 and 2016 after winning 10 in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Centennial Conference Champions: Johns Hopkins claimed its record 12th Centennial Conference title last season with all 12 championships coming since 2002. JHU’s 12 CC titles are three more than Dickinson and Muhlenberg have accumulated. Even more impressive? Hopkins was the last team in the league to win its first title (2002), but the first to get to 10 championships.

Playoff Bound: With the 2016 Centennial Conference title came an automatic bid to the NCAA Playoffs. Hopkins made its sixth straight trip to the NCAAs, seventh in eight years and eighth overall. All eight appearances have some since 2005.

Tammaro Adds to QB Streak: Regardless of who got the start at quarterback at Washington & Lee last week, they would have been starting the first game of their career. In the process, they would have had a chance to add their name to an impressive list. With the win against the Generals, David Tammaro became the ninth straight Johns Hopkins quarterback to win the first start of his career. This streak, which dates back to early in the 2006 season, is detailed below:

Shane Kibbe - @ RMC (2006), W/21-14
Michael Murray - Muhlenberg (2006), W/10-7
Max Islinger - @ McDaniel (2007), W/31-3
Tyler Porco - St. Lawrence (2008), W/34-3
Hewitt Tomlin - @ RMC (2008), W/39-31 (3OT)
Robbie Matey - Muhlenberg (2011), W/27-17
Braden Anderson - RMC (2014), W/42-3
Jonathan Germano - @ RMC (2015), W/52-17
David Tammaro - @ Washington & Lee (W/32-29 (OT))

One of Four: Johns Hopkins is one of just four teams in the nation to be ranked in the top 20 by the AFCA every week since the start of the 2012 season. The others are Mount Union, Mary Hardin-Baylor and Linfield.

Margraff Holds State Record: Johns Hopkins head coach Jim Margraff became the winningest college football coach in Maryland state history with a 42-14 win at Ursinus late in the 2014 season as that gave him 175 career victories, a mark he upped to 201 with last week’s win at Washington & Lee. Margraff now sports a career record of 201-85-3 (.701) entering this week’s game against Susquehanna.

First 100, Last 100: It took Johns Hopkins football coach Jim Margraff 158 games to reach career win number 100 (which he secured with a 14-0 victory against Gettysburg in 2005). It took him just 129 games to win his next 100 as career victory number 200 came with a 42-21 victory against Randolph-Macon in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Playoffs.

On a Roll: Johns Hopkins is 64-1 in its last 65 regular season games dating back to late in the 2010 season. The only team to top the Blue Jays duirng that run? Franklin & Marshall, which topped the Blue Jays, 14-12, in 2012.

On A Roll, Part II: Johns Hopkins is 69-7 in its last 76 games overall since late in the 2010 season.

Sustained Success: Since the start of the 2002 season the Blue Jays sport a 135-35 (.794) record. Taking it back farther, the Blue Jays are 141-38 (.788) since the start of the 2001 season and 146-43 (.772) since the beginning of the 2000 season.

Seven’s Heaven: Since the beginning of the 2003 season the Blue Jays are 126-26 (.829) when scoring more than seven points and 0-7 when they have been held to seven points or less.

At Home at Homewood: Johns Hopkins has parlayed its home field advantage into victories in recent years. In fact, the Blue Jays are 38-5 (.884) in the home blacks since the start of the 2010 season.

- Pride and Poise -