Senior quarterback Rob Fernand threw a 34-yard touchdown pass with 14 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime and then scored on a 1-yard touchdown run on Johns Hopkins' first possession of overtime to lead the Blue Jays to a 21-14 victory over Washington & Lee yesterday in Lexington, Va.
After the Generals (0-1) took a 14-7 lead with 1:20 left in the fourth quarter on a 10-yard touchdown run by Chris Sullivan, the Blue Jays (1-0) took over on their 16.
Fernand connected on a 15-yard completion to Jason Lehman, an 18-yard pass to Adam Cook and a 17-yarder to Chris Moriarity, as the Blue Jays got to the Generals' 34 with 25 seconds remaining.
Fernand then hit sophomore Brian Wolcott inside the 5 and Wolcott eluded two defenders to get into the end zone.
After Fernand scored on the first possession of overtime to give the Blue Jays a 21-14 lead, senior defensive back Mark Robinson batted down a pass in the end zone to preserve the win.
Frostburg State 42, Apprentice 6: Junior Grant Burrough threw for a career-high 352 yards and two touchdowns, and junior Edward Kearney ran for a personal-best 212 yards to power the host Bobcats to a season-opening win over the Builders (0-1).
McDaniel 27, Susquehanna 7: The visiting Green Terror (1-1) gained 338 yards on the ground to seal the win over the Crusaders (0-1).
McDaniel ran on 29 straight offensive plays before attempting a pass. French Pope scored two touchdowns and gained 135 yards on 17 carries.
Salisbury 55, William Paterson 18: Senior running back Tony Ellis rushed for two touchdowns and freshman quarterback Dustin Johnson passed for two scores to lead the host Sea Gulls (2-0) to a nonconference victory over the Pioneers (0-1).
Winston-Salem State 24, Bowie State 12: Willie Byrd ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns as the Rams (1-2, 1-0) ended a seven-game winning streak for the host Bulldogs (2-1, 1-1) in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association game.
Bowie State had 12 penalties for 104 yards and turned the ball over four times.