Rigaud's record day lifts Johns Hopkins to 35-17 victory

Senior rushes for 238 yards, four scores in win at Ursinus; Blue Jays need one win in final two games to make NCAA playoffs

Jonathan Rigaud ran for a career-best 238 yards and equaled a school record with four touchdowns for the second time in three weeks as the unbeaten Johns Hopkins football team defeated Ursinus 35-17 on Saturday in Collegeville, Pa.

The win, coupled with Franklin & Marshall's 24-17 loss at Susquehanna, gives the 10th-ranked Blue Jays (8-0) at least a share of the Centennial Conference title. The Blue Jays can secure the league's automatic bid in the upcoming NCAA playoffs with a win in either of their two remaining games, against Franklin & Marshall and McDaniel.

Rigaud scored a touchdown in each quarter, on runs of 5, 70, 29, and 18 yards. He became the first player in school history with rushing totals of 200 or more yards in back-to-back games, and his 238 yards were the fourth highest total in JHU history.

Senior Scott Barietta also scored for Johns Hopkins on a 25-yard run.

The Blue Jays, winners of 22 consecutive regular-season games, visit Franklin & Marshall on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Read more from hopkinssports.com

Posted in Athletics

Tagged football