Junior quarterback Jonathan Germano threw for 320 yards and five touchdowns and also rushed for 66 yards and another TD to lead the visiting Johns Hopkins University football team to a 52-17 season-opening victory at Randolph-Macon in Ashland, Virginia, on Saturday afternoon.
The No. 6 Blue Jays (1-0) piled up 621 yards of total offense and weren't forced to punt until the final minute of the game. The win extended JHU's regular season winning streak to 23 games.
Hopkins trailed 10-7 after 10 minutes but scored 42 consecutive points to take command. Germano tossed four TD passes in that stretch—two to Bradley Munday and one each to David Brookhart and Quinn Donaldson—and Stuart Walters added a 69-yard scoring run.
Germano's five TD passes were one shy of the JHU record for most in an opener (Hewitt Tomlin had six in 2011), and his 320 yards were nearly five times his career total entering the game. The 621 yards of offense ranks as the fifth-best total in JHU history and the most ever in a season-opener.
Walters led the ground game with 91 yards on eight carries, Ryan Cary chipped in 89 yards, and Germano ran for 72 yards. Munday starred in the passing game with 10 catches for 155 yards and accounted for a career-best 229 all-purpose yards.
Defensively, the Blue Jays got eight tackles from junior Jack Campbell and seven each from juniors Dan Johnson and Kyle Bonci. Johnson also added the second interception of his career.
Johns Hopkins opens its Centennial Conference schedule when it hosts Susquehanna on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Homewood Field.
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