October 15, 2011

UWW, JHU pick up Friday night wins

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Robert Serdar caught one of Matt Blanchard's 20 completed passes for UW-Whitewater. More photos from this game.
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UW-Stout fell behind early, pulled to within a touchdown, but ultimately fell to two-time defending national champion UW-Whitewater, 42-21, Friday night. It's the Warhawks' 35th consecutive win.

Playing a rare Friday night game, Stout spotted the Warhawks (6-0, 3-0 WIAC) a 7-0 lead six minutes into the game when quarterback Matt Blanchard tossed the first of his three touchdown passes.

But Stout (3-3, 1-2) answered back with a couple of minutes left in the first quarter when quarterback Ross Carey scored from 4 yards out to tie the game.

The Warhawks did their own answering back by scoring three times in the second quarter, first on a 4-yard run by back Levell Coppage, followed by Blanchard's second TD pass, this one a 31-yard strike to Tyler Huber. Coppage added another score with about 90 seconds left in the half on a 31-yard jaunt into the end zone. Full game story and box score.

Senior quarterback Hewitt Tomlin threw for 390 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for another to lead the 20th-ranked Johns Hopkins football team to a 47-6 win over visiting Dickinson. The win is the 11th in a row for the Blue Jays, who tied the school record for consecutive wins with the victory. Johns Hopkins now boasts the third-longest active winning streak in all divisions of NCAA football.

The 6-0 start is the best for Johns Hopkins since 2005, when the Blue Jays won their first seven games. This is the fifth time in school history that Hopkins has won its first six games in a season.

With his 390 yards of total offense in the game, Tomlin became the Centennial Conference's career leader in total offense (9,154), while also tying the league record for career 300-yard passing games (9). His efforts fueled a 632-yard outburst for the Blue Jays that ranks as the second-best in school history. Full game story and box score.

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