In what should qualify as the least surprising news of the young season thus far, Jonathan Germano cemented his status as Johns Hopkins' starting quarterback after throwing for 320 yards and five touchdowns in the team's 52-17 thumping at Randolph-Macon on Saturday.
Johns Hopkins¿ first priority is capturing its seventh straight Centennial Conference title and earning an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs. But there was still a certain satisfaction from Saturday¿s season-opening 52-17 rout at Randolph-Macon in a matchup that means nothing in the scope of the league championship.
The play of the Johns Hopkins offensive line could prove critical again this fall. The unit returns three starters in Colin Egan, senior right tackle Rowan Cade and senior left guard Fernando Concepcion.
Long before he carved out a reputation as an offensive mastermind and became known as one of the foremost innovators in the NFL, Chip Kelly introduced the Johns Hopkins football team to what became known as the "whistle ball."
For years, Jim Margraff didn't let himself fall into the preseason hype surrounding his team. The Johns Hopkins football coach has the Blue Jays at the top of the Centennial Conference preseason rankings for the seventh consecutive year.
Johns Hopkins football coach Jim Margraff earned American Football Coaches Association Region 2 Coach of the Year honors after leading the Blue Jays to an 11-1 record, a Centennial Conference title and the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament this season.
Johns Hopkins' 24-16 win against Rowan in Saturday's first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs was notable for two offensive developments: the promising play of senior quarterback Braden Anderson and the lack of success in the run game.
The No. 6 Blue Jays scored 10 points in a pivotal third quarter and shut out visiting Rowan over the same span to cement a 24-16 victory in an NCAA Division III first-round playoff game Saturday before an announced 739 at Homewood Field.