The Johns Hopkins football team rallied from a 10-point deficit over the final six minutes of regulation on Friday night, then pulled out a 32-29 overtime win against host Washington & Lee in Lexington, Virginia, on a 17-yard touchdown pass from sophomore David Tammaro to junior Luke McFadden.
With the win, the Blue Jays (1-0)—ranked No. 13 in the nation among Division III teams—extended their regular-season winning streak to 42 games dating to the 2012 season. Hopkins has won seven consecutive season-openers.
Washington & Lee (0-1) got a 24-yard field goal on the opening possession of overtime from Jarrett Wright, but the Blue Jays needed just four plays to score the winning TD. Tammaro completed 42 of 61 pass attempts—both school records—for 426 yards and two scores. Complete box score
McFadden (141 yards) and Brett Caggiano (138 yards) were the leading receivers as the Blue Jays fought back from an early 14-0 deficit. It marked the first time Johns Hopkins has rallied from a 14-point deficit to win since 2008, when the Blue Jays topped Randolph-Macon, 39-31, in triple overtime.
Hopkins totaled 484 yards of total offense, the 21st consecutive game in which it has surpassed the 400-yard mark.
The Blue Jays kick off their home schedule and open Centennial Conference play when they host Susquehanna on Saturday at 1 p.m.