College Football: Johns Hopkins pulls away from McDaniel in Terror's season finale

College Football: Johns Hopkins pulls away from McDaniel in Terror's season finale
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Johns Hopkins, ranked 16th in the latest poll, scored 21 of the final 28 points to top McDaniel 42-17 in the regular-season finale Saturday afternoon in Baltimore.

Brendan Bandy had seven catches for 70 yards for the Green Terror (3-7, 2-7 Centennial Conference), and Matt Schleifer had two touchdown receptions among his four catches for 38 yards.


Anthony Crawley led the defense with 14 tackles.

Stuart Walters ran for 120 yards and three touchdowns for Johns Hopkins (9-1, 8-1), and David Tammaro completed 23 of 32 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns.

Walters capped a seven-play, 59-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run for a 7-0 lead with 9:57 to play in the first quarter. Tammaro opened the drive with a 27-yard pass play to Dane Rogerson to key the drive.

McDaniel responded with a 14-play drive that ate up 6 minutes, 31 seconds. Schleifer caught an 8-yard touchdown pass in the corner of the end zone to draw the game even at 7-7.

After taking over at the McDaniel 29, Walters found the end zone four plays later for a 14-7 lead two plays into the second quarter. A 16-play, 66-yard drive ended with a 12-yard touchdown grab by Ryan Hubley for a 21-7 lead with 6:27 to play in the second quarter.

Peyton Denlinger connected on a 36-yard field goal to make it a 21-10 game with 2:26 to play in the opening half.

A Tyler Messinger 10-yard touchdown catch made it 28-10 Hopkins with 10:02 to play in the third quarter. Walters added a second touchdown, scampering 77 yards for a 35-10 advantage with 8:05 on the clock.

Schleifer grabbed a second touchdown, scoring from 10 yards out to cap a 15-play, 88-yard drive with 14:22 to play.

The Blue Jays responded with a 5-play, 57-yard drive that took just 1:34. Luke McFadden capped the drive with a 16-yard touchdown grab with 12:41 to play.

Bandy's 70 yards receiving more than doubled his season total entering the game.

It was Schleifer's first career multiple-touchdown game.

The 14 tackles was a career best for Crawley.

Johns Hopkins claimed a share of its 10th straight Centennial title and earned the automatic qualifier into the NCAA tournament.