Football: Johns Hopkins pulls away from Muhlenberg, remains unbeaten

Abbott, Cherry combine for five touchdown runs in 45-13 victory

J.D. Abbott ran for three touchdowns and Brandon Cherry added a pair of scores as the 13th-ranked Johns Hopkins football team pulled away for a 45-13 win against Muhlenberg at Homewood Field on Saturday.

The Blue Jays (4-0) led 14-13 late in the first half, but a 23-yard scoring pass from Robbie Matey to Bob D'Orazio with 23 seconds to play before the break began a 31-0 JHU run. JHU racked up 242 yards on ground, including 90 yards by Abbott and 84 by Cherry, and Matey threw for 265 yards. Matey surpassed 4,000 passing yards in his career, the sixth Johns Hopkins player to reach that milestone.

JHU's defense, which has held each of its first four opponents to 14 points or fewer, posted four sacks, held the Mules (2-2 to 3-of-14 on third-down attempts and allowed just 95 yards in the second half.

The Blue Jays return to action Saturday at Juniata.

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