Hopkins Beats Susquehanna in Thriller, Moves to 2-0. Navy Claims Second Win in Three Weeks.
|Johns Hopkins has had plenty to cheer in the young season (photo /hopkinssports)|
by Boxer Journal
Baltimore, MD - On Saturday, the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays held on to a 27-20 victory at Susquehanna (0-2).
After sitting out the Blue Jays' season-opening win over Randolph-Macon, senior Ryan Rice made up for lost time by intercepting a pass late in the game and then forcing a fumble on Hopkins' own 11-yard line to preserve the victory. It was Hopkins' 35th win in 36 regular season games.
Senior quarterback Braden Anderson continued to perform well in and out of the pocket, with four rushing touchdowns as well as 266 yards and a TD through the air. Running backs Stuart Walters and Brandon Cherry have rushed for a combined 401 yards on the ground.
The Blue Jays will play this upcoming Saturday at Homewood Field at 12 PM, where they'll face Moravian. The Greyhounds are 2-0 and have outscored their first two opponents by a combined score of 61-21.
The Navy Midshipmen (2-1) also earned their second victory of the season with a win over North Texas, 35-21. The triple option offense worked to perfection as the Mids rolled up 469 yards, including 352 on the ground against the Bobcats (1-1). Replacement starter Tago Smith rushed for 117 yards and added two scores and 85 yards through the air.
Navy faces Rutgers at home on Saturday at 3:30. The Scarlet Knights are 2-1 with wins against Howard and Washington State.
A segment of Rutgers football fans continued to distinguish themselves as the most repugnant in college sports in a 13-10 loss to Penn State last weekend.
In 2007, a group of RU's young scholars rained down harsh obscenities on Naval Academy players just prior to the anniversary of September 11. At the time, The New Jersey Star-Ledger's standout writer Mark Di Ionno wrote an excellent article on the incident.