Football: Johns Hopkins kicks off season with 42-3 rout of Randolph-Macon

5 Blue Jays score, JHU improves to 34-1 in past 35 regular-season games


The Johns Hopkins football team rushed for 261 yards and five touchdowns, and the defense forced three turnovers as the Blue Jays rolled to a 42-3 win against visiting Randolph-Macon on Saturday in their season-opener at Homewood Field.

JHU (1-0), ranked No. 14 nationally among Division III teams, won for the 16th consecutive time in the month of September and improved to 34-1 in its past 35 regular-season games. The 39-point margin of victory was Johns Hopkins' largest in a season-opener since 1959, when JHU topped Franklin & Marshall 42-0

Stuart Walters and Brandon Cherry paced the Blue Jays ground game with 87 and 82 yards, respectively. Each ran for a score, as did Dionisio Roman. Senior quarterback Braden Anderson, who was making his first career start, threw for 190 yards and a touchdown and also ran for two TDs. Quinn Donaldson had five catches for 111 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown reception.

Also see: JHU-Randolph-Macon box score

Johns Hopkins amassed 451 yards of total offense compared to 277 yards for the Yellow Jackets (0-1).

The Blue Jays visit Susquehanna on Saturday at 1 p.m. in their Centennial Conference opener.

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