Johns Hopkins-Moravian Football Notes
|Johns Hopkins-Moravian Game Information|
|Game Date | Time||September 16, 2017 | 12 pm|
|Location | Venue||Baltimore, MD | Homewood Field|
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The Game: Johns Hopkins (2-0, 1-0 CC) welcomes Moravian (0-2, 0-1 CC) to Homewood Field for the second Centennial Conference game of the season for both teams.
A Look Back: Johns Hopkins rallied for a 38-34 win against Susquehanna in its home opener last Saturday, while the Greyhounds fell to McDaniel, 35-14, in their home opener last weekend.
Poll Position: Johns Hopkins is ranked 14th in this week’s D3football.com Poll, while Moravian is not ranked. The first AFCA Poll of the 2017 season will be released in mid-September.
Home Openers: Including last week’s win against Susquehanna, Johns Hopkins has won its last seven home openers and is 9-1 in its last 10 home openers dating back to 2008.
Centennial Openers: Johns Hopkins improved to a Centennial-best 25-10 all-time in league openers with last week’s win against Susquehanna. JHU has won its league opener every year since 2008 (10 straight).
State of Affairs: The 93-man Johns Hopkins football team includes players from 19 different states.
Comeback Kids: Johns Hopkins erased deficits of 14-0 and 26-16 in a 32-29 overtime victory at Washington & Lee in the season opener on September 1.
Eight days later the Blue Jays erased deficits of 14-3, 27-17 and 34-31 to knock of Susquehanna, 38-34. This is the first time in the last 20 years that Johns Hopkins has come back from deficits of 10 points or more in back-to-back games to win.
Tammaro Honored: One week after leading the Blue Jays to a come-from-behind 32-29 overtime win at Washington & Lee in the season-opener, sophomore quarterback David Tammaro guided yet another come-from-behind victory last week with the win 38-34 win against Susquehanna.
Tammaro was 34-of-49 for 299 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 83 yards and another score to lead JHU back from deficits of 14-3, 27-17 and 34-31.
Tammaro saved his best for last as he directed a seven-play, 73-yard drive in the final 80 seconds that he capped with an eight-yard touchdown pass to senior Brett Caggiano for the winning score. He was named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the win against SU. Through two games he is 76-of-110 for 725 yards with five touchdowns and also has a team-high 105 rushing yards and two more touchdowns.
Coming up Big: Not only have Johns Hopkins’ top receivers - senior Brett Caggiano and junior Luke McFadden - come up with big plays at big times in the first games of the season - they are big! Caggiano, who is listed at 6-3, 210 pounds, and McFadden, who goes 6-3, 195, have combined for 35 receptions for 471 yards and four touchdowns in just two games.
Caggiano had 10 receptions for 97 yards and the game-winning touchdown - an eight-yard reception with 24 seconds remaining - in last week’s win against Susquehanna and now has 19 catches for 235 yards and one score on the year.
McFadden had six catches for 95 yards and two touchdowns against the River Hawks one week after totaling 10 receptions for 141 yards and the game-winning TD in overtime at W&L.
Sack Masters: The Johns Hopkins defense recorded eight sacks in last week’s 38-34 win against Susquehanna - the eight sacks are the most for the Blue Jays since a nine-sack effort in a win against Susquehanna in 2013.
Six different players were in on at least one sack in the victory against the River Hawks with sophomore Mike Kalanik (2.5) and senior Keonte Henson (2.0) leading the way.
Milestone Watch: Entering this week’s game against Moravian, a number of Johns Hopkins defensive players are closing in on milestones. Below is a look at some of the milestones of note:
Michael Curry - Needs 11 tackles to reach 75 in his career.
Lance Hammond - Needs 19 tackles to reach 150 for his career.
Keonte Henson - Needs three tackles to reach 150 for his career • Just 3.0 tackles for loss shy of 25.0.
Nick Marinelli - Needs six tackles to reach 50 in his career.
Michael Munday - Needs 13 tackles for 100 in his career.
Addison Quinones - Needs nine tackles for 100 in his career.
Sullivan Climbing: Senior Jamie Sullivan hit all five of his extra points and added a 31-yard field goal in the win against Susquehanna. He is now 7-of-7 on extra points and 5-of-6 on field goals this season. In his career, Sullivan has now hit 115-of-118 extra points and 23-of-30 field goals to account for 184 points. He ranks fourth in school history in career field goals, fourth in points by a kicker and ninth in overall points scored.
Sullivan tied a Johns Hopkins record with four field goals at Washington & Lee as he was good from 21, 44, 21 and 42 yards. His 42-yarder with 22 seconds left in regulation forced overtime.
43 Straight: With a perfect 10-0 record in the regular season last year and the 2-0 start this season, Johns Hopkins extended its regular season winning streak to 43 games dating back to the end of the 2012 season. This is the longest active regular season winning streak in the nation.
38 Straight: With the 38-34 win last week against Susquehanna, Johns Hopkins extended its league winning streak to 38 games dating back to late in the 2012 season. The 38-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 at Washington & Lee in the season opener 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 Moravian having won 29 straight and 32 of its last 33 games in the month of September dating back to 2009. 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 18 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.
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 202 with last week’s win against Susquehanna. Margraff now sports a career record of 202-85-3 (.702) entering this week’s game against Moravian.
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 65-1 in its last 66 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 70-7 in its last 77 games overall since late in the 2010 season.
At Home at Homewood: Johns Hopkins has parlayed its home field advantage into victories in recent years. In fact, the Blue Jays are 39-5 (.886) in the home blacks since the start of the 2010 season.
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