Merrell throws three TD passes to lead Hopkins to 9th straight


College Football

October 05, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Johns Hopkins rushed for 225 yards and quarterback George Merrell tossed three touchdowns and ran for another as the Blue Jays beat Dickinson, 30-0, yesterday in Carlisle, Pa., for their ninth straight win dating back to last season.

The Blue Jays (5-0, 1-0 Centennial Conference) forced five turnovers and allowed Dickinson (2-2, 0-1) only 14 passing yards en route to their third straight shutout.

Merrell led a charge during which the Blue Jays scored 17 points in a 3:36 span in the first half to take control. After a field goal from Chris Smolyn, Merrell hit tight end Jason Lehman for a 45-yard scoring pass on the first play of the Blue Jays' next drive.

Merrell added a 10-yard touchdown less than two minutes later to bring the lead to 17-0.

Merrell connected on two more touchdown passes in the second half and finished the day 8-for-21 for 117 yards.

McDaniel 24, Ursinus 20: Broderick Maybank scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 57-yard run late in the third quarter to lift the Green Terror (2-2, 2-0 Centennial Conference) to the victory over the visiting Bears.

McDaniel nearly surrendered the lead late in the game, but punter Corey Allen knocked the ball out of the end zone, preventing an Ursinus touchdown, after a snap sailed over his head with 5:36 left. The safety cut the McDaniel lead to 24-20, but Ursinus was unable to complete the rally.

Bowie State 23, Johnson C. Smith 0: Julius Jordan rushed 15 times for 67 yards and a touchdown as the visiting Bulldogs (4-2, 3-0 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) shut out the Golden Bulls (0-5, 0-2) in Charlotte, N.C.

The Bulldogs held Johnson C. Smith to 122 total yards.

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