Johns Hopkins has qualified for seven NCAA Division III postseasons since 2005, including the past five. Moving deep into the tournament hasn’t been quite as frequent.
The No. 8 Blue Jays (11-0) are 1-2 in the second round of the playoffs and have lost in their past two appearances. They were bounced in 2012 by eventual national champion Mount Union, 55-13, and then dropped a heartbreaking 24-21 decision to Hobart last fall.
Johns Hopkins will try to end the skid this Saturday at 12 p.m. when No. 11 Wesley (10-1) visits Homewood Field, but senior inside linebacker Keith Corliss said he and his teammates aren’t dwelling on past results.