State football: Johns Hopkins cruises, Morgan State overwhelmed

Johns Hopkins junior quarterback Jonathan Germano wasn't alive the last time a Blue Jays quarterback rushed for 100 or more yards in a game, and 26th-year coach Jim Margraff hadn't coached a game at Homewood yet either.

That all changed Saturday as Germano topped the century mark before halftime as he rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown and was 15-for-18 for 203 yards and two more scores despite playing just one play into the third quarter of a 59-7 victory over Susquehanna (1-1) at Homewood Field. The win is the 23rd straight in the regular season and 21st straight in September for Johns Hopkins (2-0, 1-0 Centennial Conference).


The last Blue Jays quarterback to rush for 100 yards was John Guglielmo, who gashed Western Maryland (now McDaniel) for 125 yards on Nov. 11, 1989. That was also the last Johns Hopkins game coached by someone other than Margraff.

Picking up right where he left off last week, Germano guided Johns Hopkins to five touchdowns and one field goal on six possessions before exiting early in the third quarter with the Blue Jays leading 38-0.

After opening the game with a 34-yard field goal by Nick Campbell to grab a quick 3-0 lead, the Blue Jays ended their remaining four first-half possessions with touchdowns on drives that covered 92, 66, 80 and 80 yards.

Junior Stuart Walters bookended the four-touchdown spree with a 6-yard scoring run late in the first quarter and a 25-yard highlight reel touchdown reception late in the second. Taking a screen pass from Germano in the right flank, Walters weaved his way all the way across the field and through the Susquehanna defense to give the Blue Jays a 31-0 lead at the half.

Illinois State 67, Morgan State 14: The host Redbirds (1-1) took a 22-0 lead in the first quarter and never look back in beating the Bears (1-1).

Tre Roberson tied a career high with four touchdown passes and Marshaun Coprich ran for three scores for Illinois State.

It was the Redbirds' highest scoring output since beating Indiana State, 69-17, on Oct. 13, 2007.

Roberson completed nine of 13 passes for 259 yards, and Coprich finished with 130 yards on 20 carries. Anthony Warrum had five catches for 126 yards and a career-high three touchdowns for Illinois State (1-1).

Coprich tied Toby Davis' school record for total touchdowns (39) and broke his record for rushing touchdowns (37).

Orlando Johnson had a 2-yard touchdown run for Morgan State in the second quarter, and Seth Higgins completed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Brian Gentry in the third quarter.

Three Morgan State players combined to complete 11 of 25 passes for 122 yards.

Illinois State's Sean Slattery kicked field goals of 48, 41 and 44 yards.

The Redbirds forced three turnovers and finished with 513 total yards while the Bears (0-2) had just 268.

Bowie State 35, Brevard 21: The visiting Bulldogs (2-0) gained a season-best 533 yards in total offense and beat the Tornados (0-2).


Bowie State quarterback Matthew Goggans threw for a season-best 352 yards. Jordan Garrison had a career day with 157 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Kendall Jefferson rushed for 121 yards on 14 carries to lead all rushers. Kyle Jackson, Brian Hall and Kevaugn Townsend accounted for 10 tackles each for the Bulldogs.

Bowie State broke a 7-all halftime tie by scoring the first three touchdowns of the second half. The Bulldogs defense gave up one touchdown with six seconds left in the third quarter before trading touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Stevenson 38, Lycoming 14: Jeff Farrah went 13-for-22 for 307 yards and four touchdowns to power the host Mustangs (2-0, 1-0 Middle Atlantic Conference) past the Warriors (0-2, 0-1).

Lycoming took a 7-0 lead with 8:16 left in the first quarter. Stevenson answered with a 38-0 run sparked by a 57-yard interception return by Antonio Johnson with 2:42 left in the first quarter. Farrah completed all four scoring touchdown passes in a row: 66, 13, 50 and 49 yards.

Seth Jordan and Neil Harps each had two touchdown receptions for Stevenson.

Moravian 40, McDaniel 8: The host Green Terror (0-2, 0-1 Centennial) tied the score on a pair of field goals in the first quarter before the Greyhounds (2-0, 1-0) went on a 20-0 run.

Moravian took a 6-0 lead with 12:57 left in the first before Mike Casper and Spencer Wiersberg hit 38- and 25-yard field goals to tie the score with 1:37 left in the first quarter.

McDaniel's only other score was a 98-yard extra-point return by Wayne Long with 11:23 left in the third quarter.

Wesley 44, Frostburg State 3: After a scoreless first quarter, the visiting Wolverines (1-0, 1-0 New Jersey Athletic Conference) scored 27 points in the second quarter and beat the Bobcats (1-1, 0-1).

Wesley accumulated 704 total yards of offense while holding Frostburg State to 201. The Wolverines passed for 479 yards and ran for an additional 225 yards. The game represented the first for both schools as members of the New Jersey Athletic Conference.