Paul Ferreri ran for two touchdowns and caught a pass for another, and quarterback John Guglielmo threw for two other scores, as Johns Hopkins overwhelmed Swarthmore, 47-19, in a Centennial Football Conference game at Homewood Field last night.
The outcome enabled Hopkins (1-0-1) to preserve Jim Margraff's unbeaten streak at home, making the second-year coach 5-0-1.
Swarthmore (1-1) was not the same team that defeated Hobart last week, as it lost its offensive and defensive leaders in the first eight minutes of the game.
Quarterback Chip Chevalier, who had 212 passing yards and a touchdown in a 29-13 victory, went out with a hand injury, and linebacker Rob Ruffin (13 tackles against Hobart) went down with a knee injury.
Hopkins built a 14-0 halftime lead, and expanded it to 27-0 before Swarthmore scored.
Guglielmo, a 6-foot, 195-pounder, in the most impressive showing of his three-year career, completed 23 of 32 passes for 306 yards, and three touchdowns, before turning the job over to Scott Cade in the final quarter.
The Blue Jays also showed a solid defense, led by linemen Jelani Rucker (Poly) and Matt Norkus, linebacker Stu Markley, and backs Brian Hepting and Mark Gorius.
Johns Hopkins opened the scoring on its first series, going 48 yards in five plays. The big gainer was a 37-yard pass from quarterback Guglielmo to running back Lou Angelos, who made a diving catch at the Swarthmore 11.
Guglielmo was seemingly trapped as he scrambled back, but was able to reverse his field and find Angelos open in the Garnet secondary.
On third down from the 5, Ferreri, a 5-foot-9, 195-pounder, charged into the end zone behind the blocking of linemen Brad Davis and Mike McDermott. Marzio Trotta kicked the extra point.
Swarthmore's deepest penetration of the opening quarter was to the Hopkins 30, but receiver Tavis Tindall fumbled when smacked by Hopkins tacklers, and the Blue Jays' Ed Lineen recovered at the 32.
A roughing-the-kicker penalty prolonged a Swarthmore drive midway through the second quarter, but it was unable to capitalize.
The penalty put the ball on the Hopkins 35, and the Garnet drove to the 9, before the Jays' defense stiffened. An attempted field goal misfired when holder John Crawford couldn't handle the snap and Lineen eventually covered the ball at his 18.
From there, Guglielmo took his team the distance, passing to Chad Van Den Berg for the last 10. Guglielmo ran for enough yardage on the only third-down play, and then completed a 16-yard pass to Angelos, the Baltimore senior (Gilman) grabbing the ball after it had been tipped by linebacker Shamil Idriss.
Van Den Berg, a freshman wide receiver, made his first collegiate catch count for six when he reached for the ball at the near right corner and fell into the end zone. Trotta, who made one of three in the opening tie with Lebanon Valley, was perfect for 14-0.
Swarthmore had one more scoring opportunity before the half, when safety Dennis Jorgenson recovered a Hopkins fumble on the Blue Jays' 38. Backup quarterback J.P. Barton set the stage for a possible score when he hit Josh Drake inside the Hopkins 10.
He was trying to drag a tackler across the goal line when Markley spun him out of bounds at the 3. Then Barton was sacked for a 3-yard loss as time ran out.
Hopkins boosted its lead to 21-0 three minutes into the third quarter, when Guglielmo passed 25 yards to Angelos in the end zone.
Swarthmore moved to the Hopkins 8, and a first down, but Norkus spilled Tindall after a yard gain; Hepting (Loyola) broke up a potential scoring pass when he hit Crawford, jarring the ball loose; Barton threw incomplete, and Jeff Johnson was wide with 25-yard field goal attempt.