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Johns Hopkins-Gettysburg Football Notes

The Johns Hopkins defense leads the Centennial Conference with 23 sacks in six games.
Oct. 18, 2017

Johns Hopkins-Gettysburg Game Information
Game Date | Time October 20, 2017 | 7 pm
Location | Venue Baltimore, MD | Homewood Field
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The Game: Johns Hopkins returns to action after its bye week as the Blue Jays (5-1, 4-1 CC) welcome Gettysburg (2-4, 2-3 CC) to Homewood Field for a game under the Friday night lights.

A Look Back: Johns Hopkins bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 45-7 victory against previously unbeaten Franklin & Marshall on October 7. The Bullets made it two straight in the win column with a 42-35 come-from-behind victory at Juniata on the same day.

Poll Position: Johns Hopkins is ranked 21st in this week’s AFCA Poll and 22nd in the Poll. Gettysburg is not ranked in either poll.

Pre-Bye: With the 45-7 victory against Franklin & Marshall in its last game, Johns Hopkins improved to 35-1 in games played before its bye week since the Centennial Conference went to the league-wide bye in the same week during the 2011 season.

Post-Bye: Johns Hopkins has won its first game after its bye week in each of the last nine years. The Blue Jays have scored 34 or more points in eight of the nine, 42 or more in seven of the nine and only one of the nine has been decided by less than 21 points.

Friday Night Lights: This week’s game against Gettysburg will be the 56th Johns Hopkins has played on Friday night since 1982. Since then, and including the 32-29 overtime win at Washington & Lee earlier this season, the Blue Jays have compiled a 38-16-1 (.700) record in Friday night games, including a 34-11-1 (.750) mark under head coach Jim Margraff.
Gettysburg has been Johns Hopkins’ most common Friday night opponent as the Blue Jays and Bullets have met 13 times under the Friday night lights with JHU winning 10 of the 13, including the last four and 10 of the last 11.

Flipping to October: The calendar flipped to October prior to the Blue Jays’ last game against F&M and the second month of the season has been kind to the Blue Jays of late. Including the win against the Diplomats, Johns Hopkins has won 24 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 24-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.

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 leads the Centennial Conference in three categories as the Blue Jays rank first in passing yards per game (328.0), first in total offense (492.8) and scoring (35.0). The Blue Jays also rank fifth in rushing (164.8) 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 646 yards, including 458 passing and 188 rushing, in the recent win against Franklin & Marshall.
The 646-yard effort marked the 50th time in school history that Johns Hopkins has topped the 500-yard mark; JHU is 49-1 in those 50 games and 38 of the 50 have come since 2008.

A Passing Fancy: The 458 passing yards three Blue Jay quarterbacks combined for against Franklin & Marshall are the fifth-highest single-game total in school history and mark the third 400-yard passing game of the year for Johns Hopkins (426 @ W&L, 401 vs. Moravian). This is just the second time Johns Hopkins has thrown for 400 or more yards three times in one season (2011).
Ten of Johns Hopkins’ 11 all-time 400-yard passing games have come since 2010 and the Blue Jays are 11-0 all-time when throwing for 400 or more yards.

Tammaro Rolling: Sophomore quarterback David Tammaro continues to rank among the Centennial Conference leaders. He leads the league in passing yards (338.2) and total offense (372.4) per game and he ranks second in completion percentage (65.5).
In five games played (he missed the game at Dickinson), Tammaro is 146-of-223 (.655) for 1,691 yards with 12 touchdown passes against just two interception; he’s also rushed for 171 yards and four scores. Tammaro ranks fifth in the nation in passing yards per game (338.2), fifth in completions per game (29.2) and fifth in total offense (372.4).
Tammaro was 32-of-45 for 418 yards and five touchdowns against one interception and had 452 yards of total offense in the win against F&M.

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 73 receptions for 1,145 yards and seven touchdowns in six games (12.2 receptions/game for an average of 190.1 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 win against Susquehanna, added nine receptions for 76 yards against F&M and now has 35 catches for 422 yards and three 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 enjoyed one of the finest games of his career against F&M as he totaled nine receptions for 204 yards and one score against the Diplomats. He now has 38 receptions for 723 yards and six TDs on the year and ranks seventh in the nation in receiving yards per game (120.5) and 11th in total receiving yards.
McFadden’s 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 and his 204 receiving yards against F&M rank as the eighth-best total in school history.

Sack Masters: The Johns Hopkins defense recorded nine sacks in the 45-7 win against F&M, the most for the Blue Jays since a nine-sack effort against Susquehanna in 2013. Earlier this season the Blue Jays had eight sacks in a win against Susquehanna and now lead the Centennial Conference with 23 sacks in six games.
Nine different players were in on at least one sack in the victory against the Diplomats with sophomore Mike Kalanik (2.0) and senior Tommy Burke (1.5) leading the way.
In all, 10 different players have been in on at least one sack this season with Kalanik (7.0) and seniors Chris Stauch (3.0) and Lance Hammond (3.0) at the top of the team’s sack chart.

Hammond Reaches 150: Senior defensive tackle Lance Hammond, a two-time All-Centennial selection, totaled five tackles in the win against Franklin & Marshall to reach 150 for his career. Including the game against F&M, Hammond now has 150 tackles, 20 tackles for losses, 8.5 sacks and three forced fumbles to his credit.

Milestone Watch: Entering this week’s game against Gettysburg, 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 two tackles to reach 50 in his career.
Michael Curry - Recorded the 75th tackle of his career against F&M.
Anthony Davidson - Needs 12 tackles to reach 50 for his career.
Keonte Henson - Needs 13 tackles to reach 175 for his career.
Mike Kalanik - Needs one tackle to reach 50 in his career.
Robby Johnson - Recorded the 50th tackle of his career against F&M.
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 two tackles for 100 in his career.
Addison Quinones - Needs eight tackles to reach 125 for his career.
Chris Stauch - Needs six tackles to reach 50 in his career.

Sullivan Tops 200: Senior Jamie Sullivan is now 12-of-15 on field goals and has hit all 24 of his extra points this season. He continues to lead the nation in field goals attempted (15) and made (12) this season.
In his career, Sullivan has now hit 132-of-135 extra points and 30-of-39 field goals to account for 222 points. He is third in school history in career field goals, second in points by a kicker and tied for fourth 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.

Did You Know ...
• Ryan Hubley’s 23 receptions this season are already the most by a JHU freshman since Bradley Munday had 36 in 2013.
Nick Leongas (62T, 52) and Hogan Irwin (52) have the three longest rushes by Johns Hopkins this season.
• Brandon-Hong Dominguez leads the Centennial Conference in punting at 39.0 yards per punt.
• Mike Kalanik’s 14.5 TFLs are the most by a Johns Hopkins player since Mike Longo had 14.5 in 2014 and are tied for the fourth-highest single-season total in school history.
• Ryan Cary’s 76 career receptions are the most by a running back in school history.

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 205 with the recent win against Franklin & Marshall. Margraff now sports a career record of 205-86-3 (.702) entering this week’s game against Gettysburg.

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 68-2 in its last 70 regular season games dating back to late in the 2010 season and 73-8 in its last 81 games overall since late in the 2010 season.

Sustained Success: Since the start of the 2002 season, the Blue Jays sport a 139-36 (.794) record. Taking it back farther, the Blue Jays are 145-39 (.788) since the start of the 2001 season and 150-44 (.773) 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 41-5 (.891) in the home blacks since the start of the 2010 season.

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