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Johns Hopkins-Franklin & Marshall Football Notes

Johns Hopkins and Franklin & Marshall meet Saturday at Homewood Field in a key Centennial Conference game. Kickoff is set for 1 pm.
Oct. 5, 2017

Johns Hopkins-Franklin & Marshall Game Information
Game Date | Time October 7, 2017 | 1 pm
Location | Venue Baltimore, MD | Homewood Field
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The Game: After a two-game road swing, Johns Hopkins (4-1, 3-1 CC) returns home for the first of two straight at Homewood Field as the Blue Jays welcome Franklin & Marshall (5-0, 4-0 CC) to Baltimore.

A Look Back: Johns Hopkins fell from the ranks of the unbeaten as the Blue Jays dropped a 21-17 decision at Ursinus last Saturday. F&M improved to 5-0 on the year as the Diplomats held off Muhlenberg, 17-14,

Poll Position: Johns Hopkins is ranked 23rd in this week’s AFCA Poll and is listed as receiving votes in the Poll. Franklin & Marshall is receiving votes in both the AFCA Poll and the Poll.

Streaks Snapped: Last week’s 21-17 loss at Ursinus snapped several impressive streaks for Johns Hopkins. Among the notable runs that came to an end:

Regular Season Streak - Johns Hopkins had won 45 consecutive regular season games dating back to a 14-12 loss at Franklin & Marshall on November 3, 2012 prior to the loss at Ursinus.

Centennial Conference Streak - Johns Hopkins won 40 consecutive Centennial Conference games prior to last week. That streak also dated to the 14-12 loss at Franklin & Marshall in 2012.

Road Streak - The Blue Jays had won a school-record 12 consecutive road games dating back to a 24-21 loss at Hobart in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Playoffs before last week’s loss.

September Streak - Hopkins won 31 consecutive games in the month of September before Ursinus pulled out the 21-17 victory last week. Prior to the loss to the Bears, the Blue Jays had last lost a game in September on September 11, 2010, when Randolph-Macon topped JHU, 41-37, in the season opener.

Putting it in Perspective: So, how impressive were the streaks Johns Hopkins had put together before last week’s loss at Ursinus, which snapped a 45-game regular season winning streak and a 40-game Centennial Conference run for JHU?
While it’s disappointing to lose and have such an impressive run come to an end, what head coach Jim Margraff and his team have accomplished is pretty remarkable.

Consider the following:
• Johns Hopkins went 1,792 days between regular season losses from November 3, 2012 to September 30, 2017.

• The Blue Jays went 2,577 days between losses in the month of September.

• JHU went 1,037 days without losing a game on the road.

• The freshmen on the 2017 Johns Hopkins football team were in eighth grade the last time JHU lost a regular season game.

• During the 40-game Centennial Conference winning streak, JHU outscored the opposition 1,704-683 for an average score of 43-17.

Close Calls: Since the start of the 2013 season, Johns Hopkins has lost a total of five games. Those five losses have come by five, three, five, seven and four points (including playoff games).

Blue Jay Offense Among Centennial Leaders: The Johns Hopkins offense ranks among the top three in the Centennial Conference in three categories as the Blue Jays rank first in passing yards per game (302.0), second in total offense (462.2) and fourth in scoring (33.0). The Blue Jays also rank fifth in rushing (160.2) and JHU is the only team in the league averaging more than 250 yards per game passing and 150 yards per game rushing.
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.

Tammaro Rolling: Sophomore quarterback David Tammaro continues to rank among the Centennial Conference leaders. He leads the league in passing yards (318.2) and total offense (352.5) per game and he ranks second in completion percentage (64.0).
In four games played (he missed the game at Dickinson), Tammaro is 114-of-178 (.640) for 1,273 yards with seven touchdown passes against just one interception; he’s also rushed for 137 yards and four scores. Tammaro ranks 16th in the nation in passing yards per game (318.2), sixth in completions per game (28.8) and 15th in total offense (352.5).

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 five 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 55 receptions for 865 yards and seven touchdowns in five games (11.0 receptions/game for an average of 173.0 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 26 catches for 346 yards and two scores 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, two receptions for 103 yards at Dickinson and six catches for 94 yards at Ursinus and now has 29 receptions for 519 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 at Dickinson and one at Susquehanna.
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 14 sacks in five games. With just 117 pass attempts by the opposition, the Blue Jays are averaging one sack approximately every 9.4 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 games at Ursinus, Henson now has 161 tackles in his career.

Quinones Reaches the Century Mark: Junior Addison Quinones posted six tackles at Dickinson and went over 100 career tackles in the process. Including the 10 tackles he added at Ursinus, he now has 111 to his credit entering this week’s game against Franklin & Marshall.

Milestone Watch: Entering this week’s game against Franklin & Marshall, a number of Johns Hopkins defensive players are closing in on milestones. Below is a look at some of the milestones within reach or others recently achieved:

Tommy Burke - Needs five tackles to reach 50 in his career.
Michael Curry - Needs three tackles to reach 75 in his career.
Lance Hammond - Needs five tackles to reach 150 for his career.
Mike Kalanik - Needs four tackles to reach 50 in his career.
Robby Johnson - Needs three tackles to reach 50 in his career.
Ian Lodge - Recorded the 50th tackle of his career at Ursinus.
Nick Marinelli - Recorded the 50th tackle of his career at Ursinus.
Michael Munday - Needs four tackles for 100 in his career.
Chris Stauch - Needs eight tackles to reach 50 in his career.

Sullivan Tops 200: Senior Jamie Sullivan is now 11-of-14 on field goals and has hit all 18 of his extra points this season. He continues to lead the nation in field goals attempted (14) and made (11) this season.
In his career, Sullivan has now hit 126-of-129 extra points and 29-of-38 field goals to account for 213 points. He is tied for third 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.

Flipping to October: The calendar flipped to October on Sunday and the second month of the season has been kind to the Blue Jays of late. Including four wins last season, Johns Hopkins has won 23 consecutive games in the month of October dating back to a 26-17 loss at Ursinus on October 16, 2010.
Ironically, the Blue Jays were just 10-8 in their previous 18 games in the month of October before jump-starting the current 23-game run with a 49-24 win at Susquehanna on October 23, 2010.

More October: Johns Hopkins has not allowed more than 17 points in a game in October since topping Gettysburg, 49-35, on October 19, 2012.

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 the recent win at Dickinson. Margraff now sports a career record of 204-86-3 (.701) entering this week’s game against F&M.

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 67-2 in its last 69 regular season games dating back to late in the 2010 season.

On A Roll, Part II: Johns Hopkins is 72-8 in its last 80 games overall since late in the 2010 season.

Sustained Success: Since the start of the 2002 season, the Blue Jays sport a 138-36 (.793) record. Taking it back farther, the Blue Jays are 144-39 (.787) since the start of the 2001 season and 149-44 (.772) since the beginning of the 2000 season.

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 -