Johns Hopkins falls for first time

Jays drop 23-10 decision to Muhlenberg

McDaniel, Bowie State triumphant

State

October 20, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Johns Hopkins was held to 238 yards of total offense in a 23-10 loss to visiting Muhlenberg in a Centennial Conference game yesterday, giving the Blue Jays their first defeat of the season.

The Blue Jays (5-1, 2-1) also saw their seven-game winning streak end, dating to last season.

Matt Bernardo rushed for 140 yards and one touchdown and Justin Jones threw for 174 yards and another score to boost Muhlenberg (5-1, 3-1), which earned its first win at Homewood Field since 1988.

Trailing 16-3 in the fourth quarter, the Blue Jays pulled within a touchdown after quarterback Zach DiIonno hooked up with Brian Wolcott on a 97-yard scoring pass with 9:05 left.

On the ensuing possession, Muhlenberg sealed the game by converting a fake punt on a fourth-and-4 to set up a 12-yard touchdown pass that made it 23-10.

McDaniel 20, Dickinson 0: With the offense struggling after losing John Luster to suspension, the Green Terror defense stepped up and led the way to the homecoming shutout of the Red Devils at Scott S. Blair Stadium in Westminster.

Starting in place of Luster at quarterback, sophomore Orion Canine misfired on his first three pass attempts, including an interception on his first toss, but he recovered in the second half to finish 4-for-9 for 41 yards. He also picked up 71 yards on the ground, part of the Green Terror's 223 rushing yards.

McDaniel (5-1, 4-0 Centennial Conference) shut down Dickinson on the other side of the ball, holding the Red Devils (2-4, 1-2) to 112 yards of offense. Almost half of those yards came on a 54-yard pass from George Gonzalez to Isaac Custer.

Bowie State 21, Elizabeth City State 0: The defense for the Bulldogs (5-3, 4-1) kept the team in the hunt for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship as they shut down the Vikings (0-7, 0-5) at Bulldog Stadium in Bowie.

Bowie State's defense recorded five interceptions and recovered a fumble while holding the visitors to 63 yards. Rico Walker and Willi Kirkland both returned interceptions for touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Catholic 41, Frostburg State 35: Catholic senior Dan Evans caught a 12-yard touchdown pass in the first overtime as the host Cardinals (3-3) outlasted the Bobcats (3-3) in a wild contest at DuFour Field in Washington.

The loss spoiled a career day for Frostburg junior quarterback Grant Burrough (C.M. Wright), who completed 35 of 65 passes for 391 yards and five touchdowns - all school records.

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