The Johns Hopkins football team rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit on Saturday, but a two-point conversion try in the final minute failed, and the Blue Jays lost 14-12 at Franklin & Marshall. The loss was JHU's first of the season and ended a 22-game regular-season winning streak.
The Blue Jays (8-1) can still win the Centennial Conference and capture the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs with a win against McDaniel on Saturday in their final regular-season game.
The Diplomats (7-2) took a 14-0 lead late in the third quarter on E.J. Schneider's second touchdown pass of the day. But Johns Hopkins got on the board less than five minutes later on an 11-yard pass from Braden Anderson to Jared Beekman. The extra point was missed, however, and JHU trailed 14-6.
Senior Jonathan Rigaud scored on a 7-yard run with 27 seconds to play to pull the Blue Jays within two points, but Anderson's pass sailed over the head of a receiver in the end zone on the conversion try.
Rigaud finished with 114 rushing yards for Johns Hopkins, and Daniel Wodicka added 10 catches for 102 yards. JHU outgained Franklin & Marshall 447-318.Read more from hopkinssports.com