Hopkins drops opener to FDU-Madison, 12-7

September 14, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

MADISON, N.J. -- Senior Rob Lewis ran down the left sideline and scored on a 43-yard run with 14: 46 left in the fourth quarter to give Fairleigh Dickinson-Madison a 12-7 win over visiting Johns Hopkins last night, spoiling the Blue Jays' opener.

Fairleigh Dickinson-Madison (1-0) scored on its first possession. Bill Bachman returned the opening kickoff 49 yards to the Blue Jays' 45-yard line. The Devils marched to Hopkins' 16-yard line, where Mike Morgan completed a touchdown pass to Craig Signorile 3: 47 into the game for a 6-0 lead.

Johns Hopkins' Mark Guzzo returned the ball to the FDU-Madison 45-yard line and Sam Skinner caught two passes for 38 yards.

The Blue Jays took the lead on quarterback Wayne Roccia's 15-yard touchdown pass to Skinner with 26 seconds left in the half.

FDU-Madison's Lewis rushed for 144 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown.

Signorile led the FDU-Madison receivers with two catches for 20 yards and a score. Morgan completed five of 13 passes for 49 yards and a touchdown.

Damon Roxas had six tackles and one sack to lead the defense.

Chuck Wotkowicz rushed for 49 yards on 16 carries to lead Johns Hopkins. Skinner made nine catches for 137 yards and Roccia completed 21 of 38 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown. Carl Cangelosi made 10 tackles for the Blue Jays.

Pub Date: 9/14/96

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