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Johns Hopkins, Salisbury earn entry into NCAA Division III football playoffs

Johns Hopkins and Salisbury earned berths in the 32-team field of the NCAA Division III football tournament, which was unveiled Sunday night.

The Blue Jays, which improved to 10-0 after Saturday's 49-24 rout at McDaniel, will host Western New England (10-0) Saturday at Homewood Field. Kickoff is scheduled for noon.

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Johns Hopkins, ranked No. 8 in the most recent D3football.com poll, captured the program's fifth consecutive Centennial Conference title and 11th in the past 14 years.

The Blue Jays will meet a Golden Bears squad that grabbed its second New England Football Conference championship since 2011 after a 28-21 win against Salve Regina on Saturday.

No. 21 Salisbury (7-2) will travel to meet SUNY-Cortland (8-2), also on Saturday at noon. The Sea Gulls, which secured the New Jersey Athletic Conference crown with Saturday's 28-27 decision against Frostburg State, will tangle with a Red Dragons team that finished with St. John Fisher as co-Empire 8 champions.

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