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Johns Hopkins-Dickinson Football Notes

Lance Hammond and the Blue Jays head to Carlisle to take on Dickinson on Saturday at 1 pm.
Sept. 21, 2017

Johns Hopkins-Dickinson Game Information
Game Date | Time September 23, 2017 | 1 pm
Location | Venue Carlisle, PA | Biddle Field
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The Game: Johns Hopkins (3-0, 2-0 CC) hits the road for the first of two straight away from Homewood Field as the Blue Jays travel to Dickinson (1-2, 1-1 CC).

A Look Back: Johns Hopkins improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Centennial Conference with a 37-7 victory against Moravian last Saturday at home. Dickinson rallied from a 21-7 deficit for a 24-21 win at Gettysburg to pick up its first win of the season.

Poll Position: Johns Hopkins is ranked eighth in this week's AFCA Poll and 14th in the Poll. Dickinson is not ranked in either poll.

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.

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.

Blue Jay Offense Tops 500: The Johns Hopkins offense rolled up a season-high 576 yards, including 401 passing and 175 rushing, in last week's win against Moravian.
The 576-yard effort marked the 49th time in school history that Johns Hopkins has topped the 500-yard mark; JHU is 48-1 in those 49 games and 37 of the 49 have come since 2008.

A Passing Fancy: The 401 passing yards three Blue Jay quarterbacks combined for last week against Moravian are the 10th-highest single-game total in school history and mark the second 400-yard passing game of the year for Johns Hopkins (426 @ W&L).
Nine of Johns Hopkins' 10 all-time 400-yard passing games have come since 2010 and the Blue Jays are 10-0 all-time when throwing for 400 or more yards.

Just the Fourth: Johns Hopkins totaled 400+ yards passing and 175+ yards rushing for just the fourth time in school history in last week's win against Moravian (401 PA / 175 RU).

Tammaro Rolling: Sophomore quarterback David Tammaro continued his solid early-season performance last week against Moravian as he was 18-of-27 for 401 yards with one touchdown and also rushed for a touchdown.
In three games thus far, Tammaro is 94-of-137 (.686) for 1,015 yards with six touchdown passes; he's also rushed for a team-high 117 yards and three scores. His 1,015 yards are the most ever by a Johns Hopkins quarterback through three games.
Tammaro ranks ninth in the nation in passing yards, 16th in passing yards per game (338.3), third in completions per game (31.3) and 11th in total offense (377.3).

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 43 receptions for 617 yards and five touchdowns in just three games (14.3 receptions/game for an average of 205.7 yards between them).
Caggiano had 10 receptions for 97 yards and the game-winning touchdown - an eight-yard reception with 24 seconds remaining - in the recent win against Susquehanna and now has 22 catches for 295 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; he added five receptions for 86 yards and one score last week against Moravian and now has 21 receptions for 322 yards and four TDs on the year.

Sack Masters: The Johns Hopkins defense recorded eight sacks in the 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. As a team, JHU now has 10 sacks in three games. With just 60 pass attempts by the opposition, the Blue Jays are averaging one sack approximately every seven pass attempts.

Henson Reaches 150: Senior defensive end Keonte Henson, a two-time First Team All-Centennial selection, totaled five tackles in last week's win against Moravian. In the process, he recorded the 150th tackle of his career and now has 152.

Milestone Watch: Entering this week's game at Dickinson, a number of Johns Hopkins defensive players are closing in on milestones. Below is a look at some of the milestones of note:

Tommy Burke - Needs eight tackles to reach 50 in his career.
Michael Curry - Needs 11 tackles to reach 75 in his career.
Lance Hammond - Needs 16 tackles to reach 150 for his career.
Nick Marinelli - Needs five tackles to reach 50 in his career.
Michael Munday - Needs 12 tackles for 100 in his career.
Addison Quinones - Needs five tackles for 100 in his career.

Sullivan Climbing: Senior Jamie Sullivan was 3-for-4 on field goals and 4-for-4 on extra points against Moravian and now leads the nation in field goals attempted (10) and made (8) this season.
In his career, Sullivan has now hit 119-of-122 extra points and 26-of-34 field goals to account for 197 points. He ranks fourth in school history in career field goals, fourth in points by a kicker and eighth in overall points scored.
Sullivan tied a Johns Hopkins record with four field goals at Washington & Lee in the season opener as he was good from 21, 44, 21 and 42 yards. His 42-yarder with 22 seconds left in regulation forced overtime.

44 Straight: With a perfect 10-0 record in the regular season last year and the 3-0 start this season, Johns Hopkins has extended its regular season winning streak to 44 games dating back to the end of the 2012 season. This is the longest active regular season winning streak in the nation.

39 Straight: With the 37-7 win last week against Moravian, Johns Hopkins extended its league winning streak to 39 games dating back to late in the 2012 season. The 39-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 at Dickinson having won 30 straight and 33 of its last 34 games in the month of September dating back to 2009. The only team to beat JHU in the month of September in its last 34 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 19 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 come since 2005.

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 203 with last week's win against Moravian. Margraff now sports a career record of 203-85-3 (.703) entering this week's game at Dickinson.

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 66-1 in its last 67 regular season games dating back to late in the 2010 season. The only team to top the Blue Jays during that run? Franklin & Marshall, which topped the Blue Jays, 14-12, in 2012.

On A Roll, Part II: Johns Hopkins is 71-7 in its last 78 games overall since late in the 2010 season.

Sustained Success: Since the start of the 2002 season the Blue Jays sport a 137-35 (.797) record. Taking it back farther, the Blue Jays are 143-38 (.790) since the start of the 2001 season and 148-43 (.775) since the beginning of the 2000 season.

Seven's Heaven: Since the beginning of the 2003 season the Blue Jays are 128-26 (.831) 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 40-5 (.889) in the home blacks since the start of the 2010 season.

- Pride and Poise -