Hopkins' Margraff Gets 125th Victory

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Kase Rushes For 4 Tds

Bowie Falls Into Tie For 1st

November 01, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Running back Andrew Kase rushed for 146 yards and a school-record-tying four touchdowns in the first half to lead Johns Hopkins past host Juniata, 58-7, Saturday in Huntingdon, Pa.

The win is the third straight for the Blue Jays against Juniata and improves Hopkins' record to 6-2 overall and 5-1 in the Centennial Conference. Juniata slips to 1-8 overall and 1-6 in the Centennial.

With the win, Johns Hopkins head coach Jim Margraff notched his 125th career victory. Already the all-time winningest coach in school history with a 125-74-3 record, he is just the second college football coach in Maryland state history to win 125 games, after Eddie Hurt, who won 174 games at Morgan State from 1929 to 1959.

Kase sandwiched scoring runs of 5 and 7 yards around a 23-yard field goal by Alex Lachman in a seven-minute span in the first quarter to give the Blue Jays a 16-7 lead after 15 minutes.

The Blue Jays' defense forced three first-half turnovers, all of which were turned into touchdowns.

Virginia State 14, Bowie State 12: : The host Trojans (6-4, 4-3 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) scored twice in the first and third quarters and held off a rally by the Bulldogs (5-5, 5-2).

The second straight loss puts Bowie State into a three-way tie for the CIAA Eastern Division title along with Elizabeth City State and Virginia Union. All three teams are 2-1 against common opponents Lincoln, St. Paul's and Virginia State, so the CIAA will hold a coin toss today for the right to face Western winner Fayetteville State on Saturday in Durham, N.C.

The Virginia State defense limited Bowie State to field goals by Michael Gagne of 27 and 29 yards. Ramono Flowers capped a three-play, 86-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run for the Bulldogs with 2:49 left to play. Flowers finished with 20 carries for 189 yards and a touchdown.

Franklin & Marshall 41, McDaniel 20: : John Harrison threw for a program-record 404 yards on 26 of 35 passing with five touchdowns to lead the visiting Diplomats (7-1, 5-1 Centennial) past the Green Terror (4-4, 2-4).

Franklin & Marshall became the fifth team this season to roll up more than 400 yards of total offense on McDaniel, putting up 437 yards, including 406 through the air.

C.J. Billera caught seven passes for a career-high 110 yards, including a touchdown, in the loss for McDaniel.

Tom Massucci had his fourth 200-yard passing day of the year, completing 16 of 33 passes for 211 yards and a touchdown. He has 1,613 yards for the season, becoming the fifth Green Terror quarterback to throw for 1,500 yards in a season.

He is the first to do it since Brad Baer threw for 1,513 in 2006.

UNC-Pembroke 52, Frostburg State 7: : The Braves (8-1) amassed nearly 400 yards in total offense as they defeated the host Bobcats (0-8).

Eleven players carried the ball for UNC-Pembroke, which gained 265 yards on the ground. Anthony King scored Frostburg's lone touchdown in the second quarter on an 18-yard run.

Wesley 30, Salisbury 12: : The visiting Sea Gulls (4-4, 1-1 Atlantic Central Football Conference) suffered their first conference loss as the Wolverines (8-0, 3-0) took their fifth consecutive ACFC championship.

Salisbury fell behind early as Wesley opened the scoring with a touchdown on its first drive of the game.

The Sea Gulls' Warren Anderson's 4-yard run tied the game at 7-7 before Wesley scored the next three touchdowns.

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