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Football: Fourth-quarter comeback lifts Johns Hopkins to thrilling win

Blue Jays score decisive TD with 24 seconds to play to edge Susquehanna, 38-34

For the second week in a row, the Johns Hopkins football team pulled off some late-game heroics to secure a dramatic come-from-behind victory.

On Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field, the Blue Jays drove 73 yards with less than a minute and a half to play to score the decisive touchdown in a 38-34 win against Susquehanna. Sophomore quarterback David Tammaro hit senior Brett Caggiano with an 8-yard scoring pass with 24 seconds remaining to cap a seven-play scoring drive that took just 54 seconds.

With the win, Hopkins (2-0) extended its regular-season winning streak to 43 games and its win streak against Centennial Conference opponents to 38 games.

JHU fell behind by scores of 14-3 and 27-17 but rallied with three fourth-quarter TDs. QB Chuck Norgle connected with Patrick Maloney for a 5-yard TD to trim the deficit to 27-24, and Tammaro's 2-yard scoring run with 10:51 to play gave Hopkins a 31-27 lead. Complete box score

The River Hawks (1-1) reclaimed the lead with 1:24 to play on a 44-yard TD pass, setting the stage for the Blue Jays' final drive.

Tammaro paced the Hopkins offense, completing 34 of 49 passes for 299 yards and three touchdowns. He added 83 rushing yards and a TD and was named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

The Blue Jays return to action Saturday when they face Moravian at noon at Homewood Field.

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