Paul Ferreri ran for two touchdowns and caught a pass for one, 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 dislocated thumb, 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, 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 and Matt Norkus, linebacker Stu Markley and backs Brian Hepting and Mark Gorius.
The victory was Hopkins' first over Swarthmore since 1985 and third in the past 12 years. The points were the most the Blue Jays had registered since a 48-0 win over Dickinson in 1984.
"When the offensive line is on, everybody else is too," Guglielmo said. "When they protect the way they did this time, everything goes well. They make my life easier."
Markley, a Columbia University transfer in his second year as a Hopkins starter, said: "The offense and defense complement each other. We draw energy from each other."
Hopkins stopped the Garnet without a first down on the game's first series, then drove the length of the field for its first touchdown.
"The third-and-out set the tone. After last week, we feel more as a team and this was the confidence we needed," Markley said.
In the fourth-quarter mop-up, freshman speedster John Killar ran 13 times for 94 yards and two touchdowns.
"We've been waiting for a place to use Killar. He and Bob Beach [injured] are two good freshman tailbacks. We've just been waiting to give them a chance."
Margraff, citing the two Swarthmore injuries, said: "They are maybe the two best in the league. Even with them out, however, they kept coming at us. They were well-prepared." And so was Hopkins.
The Blue Jays opened the scoring on its first series, going 48 yards in five plays. The big gainer was a 37-yard pass from 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, 5 feet 9, 195 pounds, 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 hit 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.