Senior linebacker Taylor Maciow returned a fumble 42 yards for a touchdown with 4:51 to play, capping a dramatic fourth-quarter rally by the Johns Hopkins football team in a 49-35 win against Gettysburg at Homewood Field on Friday night.
The Blue Jays (7-0), ranked 10th nationally, trailed 35-28 early in the fourth quarter before rallying for their 21st consecutive regular-season victory. Senior running back Jonathan Rigaud got JHU even with a 63-yard scoring run with 13:53 to play, and junior quarterback Robbie Matey put the home team ahead with a 3-yard touchdown run—his third of the game—with 7:22 remaining.
Gettysburg (5-2) got the ball back with a chance to pull even, but running back Kody Smith lost the ball and it was scooped up by Maciow, who raced 42 yards untouched for a touchdown.
Johns Hopkins racked up 372 rushing yards,with 216 of those coming from Rigaud on just 21 carries. Junior JD Abbott added 107 yards on the ground and scored twice.
The game was twice delayed by severe weather, including a 58-minute delay before kickoff.
The Blue Jays return to the field Saturday at Ursinus at 1 p.m.Read more from hopkinssports.com