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Johns Hopkins-Ursinus Football Notes

Lance Hammond (51), Nick Marinelli (58) and the Blue Jay defense face an Ursinus offense that leads the Centennial Conference in rushing (253.8 ypg.)
Sept. 28, 2017

Johns Hopkins-Ursinus Game Information
Game Date | Time September 30, 2017 | 1 pm
Location | Venue Collegeville, PA | Patterson Field
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The Game: Johns Hopkins (4-0, 3-0 CC) hits the road for the second of two straight away from Homewood Field as the Blue Jays travel to Ursinus (4-0, 3-0 CC) for a key Centennial Conference game.

A Look Back: Johns Hopkins improved to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the Centennial Conference with a 41-10 victory at Dickinson last Saturday. Ursinus helped set up this week’s matchup of unbeatens with a 35-17 road victory at Moravian last week.

Poll Position: Johns Hopkins is ranked eighth in this week’s AFCA Poll and 13th in the Poll. Ursinus is listed as receiving votes in the AFCA 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 Leads Centennial: The Johns Hopkins offense is averaging a Centennial-high 474.8 yards per game entering this week’s game at Ursinus. The Blue Jays did have a 22-game streak of topping the 400-yard mark snapped last week at Dickinson as JHU ended the game with 399 yards of total offense. JHU rolled up a season-high 576 yards, including 401 passing and 175 rushing, in the recent 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 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.

A Season-High: Johns Hopkins rushed for a season-high 278 yards and three touchdowns last week at Dickinson. The 278 yards rushing are the most for Johns Hopkins since a 273-yard effort at Franklin & Marshall last November.

Tammaro Rolling: Sophomore quarterback David Tammaro continued his solid early-season performance in the recent win against Moravian as he was 18-of-27 for 290 yards with one touchdown and also rushed for a touchdown. He did not play last week at Dickinson.
In three games played, Tammaro is 94-of-137 (.686) for 1,015 yards with six touchdown passes; he’s also rushed for 117 yards and three scores. His 1,015 yards are the most ever by a Johns Hopkins quarterback through three games.
Tammaro ranks 14th in the nation in passing yards per game (338.3), second 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 four 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 46 receptions for 727 yards and six touchdowns in four games (11.5 receptions/game for an average of 181.8 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 23 catches for 302 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 against Moravian and two receptions for 103 yards at Dickinson and now has 23 receptions for 425 yards and five TDs on the year. His 80-yard touchdown reception at Dickinson was the longest reception of his career and is the longest by a JHU receiver since Sam Wernick had an 80-yard TD reception against Lebanon Valley in 2010.

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 - and added three last week at Dickinson
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 13 sacks in four games. With just 95 pass attempts by the opposition, the Blue Jays are averaging one sack approximately every eight pass attempts.

Henson Reaches 150: Senior defensive end Keonte Henson, a two-time First Team All-Centennial selection, totaled five tackles in the win against Moravian to go over 150 for his career. Including last week’s win at Dickinson, Henson now has 153 tackles in his career.

Quinones Reaches the Century Mark: Junior Addison Quinones posted six tackles in last week’s win at Dickinson and went over 100 career tackles in the process. He now has 101 to his credit entering this week’s game at Ursinus.

Milestone Watch: Entering this week’s game at Ursinus, 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 five tackles to reach 50 in his career.
Michael Curry - Needs seven tackles to reach 75 in his career.
Lance Hammond - Needs 12 tackles to reach 150 for his career.
Nick Marinelli - Needs two tackles to reach 50 in his career.
Michael Munday - Needs five tackles for 100 in his career.

Sullivan Tops 200: Senior Jamie Sullivan was 2-for-2 on field goals and 5-for-5 on extra points at Dickinson and continues to lead the nation in field goals attempted (12) and made (10) this season.
In his career, Sullivan has now hit 124-of-127 extra points and 28-of-36 field goals to account for 208 points. He ranks fourth in school history in career field goals, second in points by a kicker and sixth 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.

45 Straight: With a perfect 10-0 record in the regular season last year and the 4-0 start this season, Johns Hopkins has extended its regular season winning streak to 45 games dating back to the end of the 2012 season. This is the longest active regular season winning streak in the nation.

40 Straight: With the 41-10 win last week at Dickinson, Johns Hopkins extended its league winning streak to 40 games dating back to late in the 2012 season. The 40-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 Breaks a Record: The win at Dickinson last week was JHU’s 12th consecutive on the road dating back to the final game of the 2014 season. The 12 consecutive road wins is the longest active streak in the nation (Division III) and breaks the JHU record for most consecutive road victories. JHU previously had an 11-game road winning streak from 2010-2012.

Sweet September: Johns Hopkins enters this week’s game at Ursinus having won 31 straight and 34 of its last 35 games in the month of September dating back to 2009. The only team to beat JHU in the month of September in its last 35 games? Randolph-Macon, which posted a 41-37 win over JHU on September 11, 2010.

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 204 with last week’s win at Dickinson. Margraff now sports a career record of 204-85-3 (.704) entering this week’s game at Ursinus.

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 67-1 in its last 68 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 72-7 in its last 79 games overall since late in the 2010 season.

Sustained Success: Since the start of the 2002 season the Blue Jays sport a 138-35 (.798) record. Taking it back farther, the Blue Jays are 144-38 (.791) since the start of the 2001 season and 149-43 (.776) since the beginning of the 2000 season.

Seven’s Heaven: Since the beginning of the 2003 season the Blue Jays are 129-26 (.832) 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 -