Fri, Aug/31 Final
Football
14 Albright
48 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/15 Final
Football
0 Kean
28 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/22 Final
Football
7 TCNJ
38 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/29 Final
Football
42 Salisbury
0 at Wm. Paterson
Sat, Oct/06 Final - OT
Football
27 Salisbury
24 at Chris. Newport
Sat, Oct/13 Final
Football
15 Montclair St.
17 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/20 Final
Football
33 Salisbury
0 at Southern Virginia
Sat, Oct/27 Final
Football
45 No. 25 Salisbury
7 at Rowan
Sat, Nov/03 Final - OT
Football
19 Wesley
13 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/10 Final - OT
Football
35 Salisbury
38 at Frostburg State
Sat, Nov/17 Final
Football
14 Alfred
7 vs. Salisbury
Fri, Sep/06 Final
Football
63 Salisbury
28 at Albright
Sat, Sep/14 Final
Football
19 Wis.-Oshkosh
24 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/05 Final
Football
27 Salisbury
24 at Montclair St.
Sat, Oct/12 Final
Football
38 Wesley
45 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/19 Final
Football
7 Rowan
38 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/26 Final
Football
65 Salisbury
16 at Kean
Sat, Nov/02 Final
Football
0 Chris. Newport
51 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/09 Final
Football
62 Salisbury
20 at TCNJ
Sat, Nov/16 Final
Football
42 Salisbury
13 at Wm. Paterson
Sat, Nov/23 Final
Football
0 Maritime (N.Y.)
83 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/30 Final
Football
41 Union (N.Y.)
62 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Dec/07 Final
Football
24 Muhlenberg
8 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Mar/13 Final
Football
32 Salisbury
30 at Wesley
Sun, Mar/21 Final
Football
5 Chris. Newport
30 vs. Salisbury
Sun, Mar/28 Cancelled
Football
Kean
vs. Salisbury
Fri, Sep/03 Final
Football
56 Salisbury
14 at Albright
Sat, Sep/11 Final
Football
31 Wis.-Whitewater
14 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/25 Final
Football
14 Western New Eng.
40 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/02 Final
Football
27 Salisbury
7 at Montclair St.
Sat, Oct/16 Final
Football
24 Salisbury
7 at Rowan
Sat, Oct/23 Final
Football
6 Kean
38 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/30 Final
Football
84 Salisbury
14 at Chris. Newport
Sat, Nov/06 Final
Football
23 TCNJ
37 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/13 Final
Football
7 Wm. Paterson
38 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/20 Final
Football
45 Johns Hopkins
20 vs. Salisbury
Fri, Sep/02 Final
Football
0 Albright
49 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/10 Final
Football
21 Salisbury
35 at Stevenson
Sat, Sep/17 Final
Football
14 Ave Maria
42 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/24 Final
Football
35 Salisbury
0 at Western New Eng.
Sat, Oct/01 Final
Football
7 Montclair St.
30 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/08 1:00 PM
Football
Salisbury
at Wm. Paterson
Sat, Oct/22 1:00 PM
Football
Salisbury
at TCNJ
Sat, Oct/29 1:00 PM
Football
Rowan
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/05 1:00 PM
Football
Salisbury
at Kean
Sat, Nov/12 1:00 PM
Football
Chris. Newport
vs. Salisbury
Composite Calendar
Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

No. 11 Football unable to overcome first-half deficit vs. No. 17 Johns Hopkins in NCAA First Round

No. 11 Football unable to overcome first-half deficit vs. No. 17 Johns Hopkins in NCAA First Round

SALISBURY, Md. – Despite gaining over 500 yards of offense and a season-best effort through the air, the No. 11/12 Salisbury University football team were unable to dig out of an early hole to fall 45-20 to the No. 17/18 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Championship Tournament.

BOX SCORE

PHOTOS

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Quarter

  • Salisbury took the opening kickoff and marched down the field 75 yards. Shamar Gray opened the game with a 26-yard run before Hunter Cleaver took a reverse 30 yards for a touchdown to give Salisbury the early 7-0 lead less than two minutes into the game.
  • Johns Hopkins responded with a fourth-down conversion on the ensuing drive. Ryan Stevens found Harrison Wellmann with a 32-yard touchdown catch.
  • Both teams traded punts before Hopkins took the 14-7 lead before the quarter break on another long touchdown catch from Stevens to Wellmann for 70 yards.

Second Quarter

  • A good punt by Caleb Brubaker pinned Hopkins down at its own one but a long pass and several penalties gave Hopkins a goal-to-go situation. Two plays later, Danny Wolf scored on a six-yard run.
  • Hopkins capitalized on a fumble on the ensuing drive in Salisbury territory with another Wolf touchdown on an option play on a fourth down.
  • The Blue Jays made it 35 unanswered points when Stevens kept the ball on a read-option and scampered in from 15 yards out and allowed Johns Hopkins to take a 35-7 lead with just under four minutes left in the half.
  • Despite starting the ensuing drive inside its own five, Salisbury was able to cut into the deficit on a perfect four-minute drill. Three plays after a Jack Lanham to Gray connection for 28 yards to get into Hopkins territory, Chad Gleason took a toss 29 yards to the house to trim the Hopkins lead to 35-14 heading into halftime.

Third Quarter

  • The passing game got back in sync for Hopkins to score first in the second half. Stevens found Wellmann again for a 21-yard touchdown to push the lead back to 42-14 in the early parts of the third.
  • Hopkins got the ball back on a Salisbury turnover on downs, but its next drive stalled inside the SU five-yard line. John Krill made a 22-yard field goal to extend the Hopkins lead to 45-14.

Fourth Quarter

  • Salisbury was able to get the last laugh in the ball game when Lanham rolled out of the pocket and found Gleason on the seam for a 44-yard touchdown catch to give the game its final margin, 45-20.

SALISBURY GAME NOTES

  • Salisbury gained 502 yards of total offense with 298 yards on the ground and 204 through the air.
  • Jack Lanham went 12-for-19 for 204 yards and a touchdown. Lanham rushed 21 times for 35 yards.
  • Chad Gleason caught a touchdown and ran in a touchdown to lead the offense. Gleason totaled 162 yards of offense with 89 receiving yards and 73 rushing yards.
  • Joey Bildstein carried the ball 16 times for 67 yards.
  • Shamar Gray notched 59 yards on the ground and 32 yards in the passing game.
  • Hunter Cleaver reeled in four passes for 57 yards and ran in a 30-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
  • Sam Pagella paced the defense with seven tackles, including a sack.
  • Aaron Jahnke and A.J. Butler tallied five tackles.
  • Sean Carroll, Jimmy Celentano and Josh Adewumi each registered four stops.

JOHNS HOPKINS GAME NOTES

  • Ryan Stevens was 17-of-24 for 346 yards and three touchdowns.
  • All three of Stevens' passing touchdowns went to Harrison Wellmann, who recorded five catches for 141 yards.
  • Quinn Revere also hit triple-digits in receiving with 147 yards.
  • Danny Wolf tallied 136 rushing yards on 20 carries with a pair of touchdowns.
  • Macauley Kilbane, Nick Seidel and Matt DuBois each had nine tackles to lead the Hopkins defense.

THE WRAP

  • Salisbury finishes the 2021 season 8-2 overall and a 6-0 record in the New Jersey Athletic Conference to three-peat as conference champions and secured the automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.

Salisbury University is a proud member of NCAA Division III with primary membership in the Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference, along with the New Jersey Athletic Conference for football and the Metropolitan Swimming and Diving Conference for men's and women's swimming. With over 500 student-athletes in 21 varsity sports, SU is recognized as one of the most competitive intercollegiate athletics programs regardless of division, and dedicated coaches and staff that foster excellence on-and-off the field. The Sea Gulls have celebrated 22 team national championships, 24 individual national champions, 186 conference championships and 41 Academic All-Americans.

To learn more about the tradition of excellence with Sea Gull Athletics, visit www.SUSeaGulls.com or on social media @SUSeaGulls.