The No. 14 Johns Hopkins football team scored a convincing 42-17 victory over visiting Dickinson at Homewood Field on Friday night, and the Blue Jays (6-0, 5-0 Centennial Conference) did so without their top wide receiver.
Senior Bob D’Orazio played in the first series of the game before walking off the field with an apparent left leg injury. He did not return to the game.
Coach Jim Margraff said D’Orazio, who entered the game leading the team in receiving yards (320) and touchdown catches (four), felt his hamstring tighten up.
“Didn’t feel right,” Margraff said, adding that he did not think the injury would prevent D’Orazio from playing against Gettysburg on Oct. 26. “It’s not that he pulled it. He just felt tight. So we just held him for the game. If we needed him, I’m sure he could’ve gone back out there.”
Without D’Orazio on the field, senior quarterback Robbie Matey completed passes to seven different receivers. Senior Daniel Wodicka led the offense in catches (four) and yards (55), but Matey threw touchdowns to senior wide receiver Jared Beekman (three catches for 47 yards), freshman wide receiver Bradley Munday (two for 20) and senior tight end Brendan Hartman (two for 19).
“We’ve been rotating in four guys on the edge,” Matey said. “As you know, Dan Wodicka missed a game earlier this year. So as good as Bob is and as dynamic as he is, it’s the next guy up in our offense, and we didn’t really miss a beat.”Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun