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Johns Hopkins-Washington & Jefferson NCAA Football Notes

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Nov. 15, 2012

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The Game: Centennial Conference Champion and 15th-ranked Johns Hopkins (9-1) welcomes Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Champion Washington & Jefferson (8-2) to Homewood Field for a first round game in the 2012 NCAA Playoffs.

The Teams: Johns Hopkins defeated rival McDaniel, 49-7, in the regular season finale and won its fourth consecutive Centennial Conference title and eighth in the last 11 years to earn the Centennial Conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Playoffs. Washington & Jefferson knocked off previously unbeaten Waynesburg, 31-14, in the final regular season game of the year to claim a share of the PAC title and earn the league's automatic bid.

What's at Stake: A trip to the second round of the NCAAs is on the line this week. The winner of the Johns Hopkins-Washington & Jefferson game will take on the winner of the Mount Union-Christopher Newport game in the secound round on Saturday, November 24.

Series History: Surprisingly, this is the first-ever meeting between Johns Hopkins and Washington & Jefferson in football. The teams did not share any common opponents this season.

JHU Against the PAC: Johns Hopkins has played three all-time against teams in the PAC and all three have come since 2004. Johns Hopkins defeated Waynesburg, 26-23, in the 2004 ECAC Southeast Championship game. The Blue Jays have split two all-time games against PAC teams in the NCAA Playoffs as they fell to Thiel, 28-3, in the first round in 2005 and knocked off Thomas More, 31-29, in the second round in 2009.

NCAA History: Johns Hopkins is marking its fourth trip to the NCAA Playoffs with all four appearances coming since 2005 under the direction of Jim Margraff, the all-time winningest coach in school history. The Blue Jays are 2-3 all-time in the NCAAs with a run to the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2009 highlighting JHU's NCAA history.
This week's game against Washington & Jefferson will be the second home NCAA Playoff game in school history as the Blue Jays hosted St. John Fisher in the first round last season.

Post-Season Regulars: JHU's appearance in the NCAAs this season is the fourth in school history and also the ninth time Johns Hopkins has advanced to the post-season as JHU has also played in five ECAC Bowl Games since 2002. Including the 2-3 record in NCAA action, JHU sports a 6-4 all-time post-season record as the Blue Jays are 4-1 all-time in ECAC Bowl Games.

Seniors Break Record: The current seniors on the Johns Hopkins football team set a school record for most wins by one class in school history with the 49-7 win over McDaniel in the regular season finale. This year's seniors are 37-8 since arriving at JHU - this breaks the record of 36 wins set in 2005 and matched in 2011.
In addition, the current seniors rank as the second-winningest class in Centennial Conference history. Only the 2000 seniors at McDaniel, who compiled a 41-5 record during their career, have won more games than JHU's current seniors.

Margraff Ranks Second on State Victory Chart: Johns Hopkins head coach Jim Margraff sports a career record of 156-80-3 (.659) entering this week's game vs. Washington & Jefferson. He is just the second college football coach in Maryland state history to win 150 career games. Only Morgan State's Eddie Hurt, who won 174 games from 1929-59, has won more games as the head football coach at a college or university in the state of Maryland than Margraff.

Centennial Conference Champions: Johns Hopkins claimed its eighth Centennial Conference title this season and all eight championships have come since 2002. JHU is tied for second in league history with its eight titles. Only Dickinson (9) and Muhlenberg (8) have as many or more titles than the Blue Jays.

All-Centennial: Johns Hopkins placed 12 players on the 2012 All-Centennial Conference Football Team, which was announced on November 13. In addition, Johns Hopkins produced the Offensive Player of the Year (Jonathan Rigaud), Defensive Player of the Year (Taylor Maciow) and Coach of the Year (Jim Margraff). Below is a look at JHU's All-Centennial selections:

John Arena (SS-OLB) • Second Team
Vincenzo Bonaddio (OL/T) • Second Team
Ben Cranston (OL/C) • First Team
Joe DiTrolio (DL) • Second Team
Armand Jenifer (OL/T) • First Team
Michael Longo (DE) • Honorable Mention
Jonathan Rigaud (RB) • Off POY • First Team
Taylor Maciow (LB) • Def POY • First Team
Kevin Quinn (OL/G) • Second Team
Ryan Rice (CB) • Second Team
Adam Schweyer (SS-OLB) • First Team
Dan Wodicka (WR) • First Team

November Reign: Johns Hopkins is 10-2 in its last 12 games played in the month of November.

Best-Ever 25-Game Run: Dating back to late in the 2010 season, Johns Hopkins is 23-2 in its last 25 games. This is the best 25-game run in school history. JHU had posted a 22-3 record over a 25-game span twice previously.

Quick Starts: The Blue Jays have outscored the opposition 192-48 in the first and second quarters combined through 10 games with an 84-20 mark in the first quarter and a 108-28 bulge in the second.

Move Those Chains: Johns Hopkins is 73-of-134 (.545) on third-down attempts entering the NCAA Playoffs. The Blue Jays currently rank second in Division III in third-down efficiency.

That's a Record: Johns Hopkins tied an NCAA Division III record and set school and Centennial Conference records with 40 first downs in the win over Moravian on September 15. This is the third time in Division III history that a team has accumulated 40 first downs in a game.

That's a First: Johns Hopkins scored at least 33 points in each of its first eight games this season before being held to 12 at Franklin & Marshall in week nine. This was the first time in school history that JHU scored 33+ in eight straight games. The Blue Jays rank first in the Centennial Conference and 22nd in the nation in scoring offense (38.6).

On Par: Johns Hopkins averaged a school-record 492.7 yards per game last season and is performing at virtually the same rate this season at 495.0 yards per game. The Blue Jays currently rank first in the Centennial Conference and 12th nationally in total offense (495.0). JHU has topped the 500-yard mark five times in 10 games and only once, at Susquehanna (389), have the Blue Jays been held under 400 yards.

Two Jays 2K: Johns Hopkins had a rare double in the win against Muhlenberg as senior running back Jonathan Rigaud topped 2,000 career rushing yards and junior wide receiver Dan Wodicka topped 2,000 career receiving yards in the 33-21 win against the Mules.

Double Your PleasureJonathan Rigaud (210 rushing yards) and JD Abbott (107) both topped the 100-yard rushing mark vs. Gettysburg. They are the first Johns Hopkins tandem to turn the trick since Adam Cook (149) and Mark Nesbitt (103) against F&M on October 11, 2003. JHU is 16-0 all-time when it has two players top the 100-yard rushing mark in the same game.

Defense Continues Run: With all the talk about the Johns Hopkins offense, the Blue Jay defense continues to excel. Johns Hopkins currently ranks first in the Centennial Conference in total defense (272.4), rushing defense (94.5) and passing defense (177.9) and second in scoring defense (14.9). JHU ranks 16th in the nation in total defense, 25th in rushing defense and 24th in scoring defense. The Blue Jays also rank 11th in the nation in sacks per game (3.30). Other notes of interest about the Johns Hopkins defense ...
• JHU posted its only shutout of the season with a 49-0 win at Dickinson and six of 10 opponents have been held to 14 points or less.
• The opposition is averaging just 2.8 yards per rushing attempt and 4.1 yards per play.
• JHU has surrendered exactly six offensive touchdowns in the first half this season.
• JHU has accumulated 33 sacks in 10 games. Fourteen different players have been in on at least one sack.

Youth Shall Be Served: While seniors Adam Schweyer and Taylor Maciow rank as the team's top two tacklers, the defense as a whole is one of the youngest in the Centennial Conference. In fact, there is only one senior among JHU's eight-man rotation on the defensive line and just one senior among JHU's top six defensive backs. In fact, three of the top six players in the secondary are freshmen and three of the four starters on the defensive line are sophomores.
Consider also that of the 22 players with 10 or more tackles on the year, only five are seniors; six are juniors, seven are sophomores and four are freshmen.

Sustained Success: Since the start of the 2002 season the Blue Jays sport an 90-30 (.750) record. Taking it back farther the Blue Jays are 96-33 (.744) since the start of the 2001 season and 101-38 (.727) since the beginning of the 2000 season. The 74 wins the Blue Jays amassed from 2000-09 are the most wins in a decade in school history. Johns Hopkins had never won more than seven games in a season prior to this decade. In the decade completed in 2009, the Blue Jays averaged more than seven wins per season (7.4).

Seven's Heaven: Since the beginning of the 2003 season the Blue Jays are 81-21 (.794) when scoring more than seven points and 0-7 when they have been held to seven points or less.

JHU Ties Victory Record: Johns Hopkins posted a 10-1 record in 2011 and tied the school record for victories in a season. Only twice previously - 2003 & 2009 - had Hopkins won 10 games in a season. Johns Hopkins had never won more than seven games in a season prior to 2002, but the Blue Jays have posted eight or more wins nine times in the last 11 years.

Streaks Snapped: Johns Hopkins had several impressive winning streaks snapped with the 14-12 loss at Franklin & Marshall on Nov. 3. Among them ...
• A 22-game regular season winning streak that dated to a 26-17 loss to Ursinus (10-16-2010). The 22-game run is the longest in school history and the second-longest in Centennial history.
• A 20-game Centennial Conference winning streak that dated to the same 26-17 loss to Ursinus (10-16-2010). The 20-game run is the longest in school history and the second-longest in Centennial history.
• An 11-game road winning streak that also dated to that game at Ursinus (10-16-2010). The 11-game run is the longest in school history.
• A 10-game regular season winning streak in the month of November that dated to a 19-11 loss to Franklin & Marshall (11-3-2007).

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