Johns Hopkins and Stevenson Football Teams Move To The Postseason


Johns Hopkins Football Playoff Picture from 2012 season, Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Johns Hopkins and Stevenson football teams both play postseason games this Saturday, November 22, 2014.

The seventh-ranked  Johns Hopkins Blue Jays will host Rowan University in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Division III Football Playoffs. The game is scheduled for Saturday, November 22 at Noon on Baltimore’s Homewood Field. The winner of the game will play the winner of the Hobart-Ithaca first round game on Saturday, November 29.

There are 32 teams in the playoffs. Johns Hopkins earned the Centennial Conference’s automatic bid to the playoffs, while Rowan earned the automatic bid from the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

Johns Hopkins is 10-0 and is making its fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Playoffs, while Rowan was 7-3 and is making its third consecutive  appearance in the postseason tournament.

The Blue Jays averaged 40.2 points and 446.2 yards per game, while their defense gave up  14.3 points and 300.2 yards per game. Quarterback Braden Anderson has thrown for 166-of-250 for 2,118 yards with 20 touchdowns and  six interceptions while running for 381 yards.

The Rowan Profs are led by running back Withler Marcelin and his 1,311 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Over in Baltimore County, Stevenson University is celebrating its fourth season of play by going 7-3 in the regular season and hosting its first-ever postseason football game, the ECAC Southeast Bowl. The game will be against Bethany College on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2pm on the Owings Mills campus’ Mustang Stadium.

Stevenson freshman quarterback Jeff Farrah has thrown for 1047 yards this year with seven touchdowns and six interceptions. Sophomore Trey Lee leads the running attack with 741 yards while senior wide receiver has caught passes for 444 yards this season.

The Bethany Bison play out of the President’s Athletic Conference. They are 6-4 this year and are playing in their first postseason game since 1980.