Johns Hopkins senior quarterback David Tammaro threw for 348 yards and three scores and rushed for another touchdown, and the Blue Jays defense allowed just 132 yards of total offense in a 41-0 Centennial Conference victory over Moravian at Homewood Field on Friday night.
Hopkins (2-1, 1-1), ranked No. 21 in the nation by D3football.com, led 3-0 after the first quarter but put the game away with three second-quarter touchdowns. An 8-yard Dane Rogerson scoring run capped a seven-play, 78-yard drive early in the second period to make it 10-0, and Tammaro hit a streaking Harrison Wellmann down the sideline from 58 yards out just three minutes later to push JHU's advantage to 17-0 with 9:39 to play before halftime.
An interception by Hopkins sophomore Robert Fletcher with 33 seconds remaining in the first half set up another touchdown, as Tammaro connected with junior Ryan Hubley on two passes covering 22 yards to make it 24-0 at the break. Complete box score
The win comes one week after a 28-27 loss to Susquehanna in which the River Hawks rallied from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit. The loss was JHU's first at home in the regular season since October 2010.
The Blue Jays defense recorded its third shutout in its past nine games dating to last season, and the 132 yards allowed are the fewest JHU has surrendered since Sept. 14, 2013, when Susquehanna managed just 122 yards in a 24-7 Johns Hopkins victory. In all, Johns Hopkins totaled 10 tackles for loss, five sacks, and the one interception. Moravian crossed midfield just twice and never got inside the JHU 35-yard line.
Sophomore Nick Seidel posted a team-high seven tackles, including two for loss, while senior Mike Kalanik added five tackles, including three for loss, and one sack.
Tammaro was 27-of-43 for the 348 yards and three touchdowns and added the one rushing score to lead a 484-yard attack for Johns Hopkins. Hubley had 10 catches for 112 yards and a touchdown, and Wellmann added seven catches for 108 yards and two scores. It marked the 18th time in school history that Johns Hopkins had two players with more than 100 receiving yards in the same game.
Johns Hopkins returns to action on Saturday when the Blue Jays travel to Dickinson to take on the Red Devils in another Centennial Conference game.