Scores

Final

James Madison 27

(2-1, 1-1 away)

Liberty 24

(1-2, 1-1 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

7:00 PM ET, September 17, 2011

Williams Stadium (VA), Lynchburg, VA

1 2 3 4 T
JMU 7 3 7 1027
LIB 0 3 14 724

Top Performers

Passing: M. Brown (LIB) - 298 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Scott (JMU) - 29 CAR, 126 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: B. Hayes (LIB) - 9 REC, 158 YDS, 1 TD

James Madison 27, Liberty 24

Associated Press

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Cameron Starke kicked a 40-yard field goal as time expired as James Madison defeated Liberty 27-24 on Saturday night. The win snapped Liberty's nine-game home winning streak.

The game was tied 17-17 after three quarters, then Dae'Quan Scott rushed for his third touchdown of the night from 2 yards out for a 24-17 James Madison lead. Scott finished with 126 yards on 29 carries.

Liberty tied the game on a 43-yard pass from Mike Brown to Chris Summers with 7:45 to play, but Starke's kick kept the Flames (1-2) from notching their 200th win in program history.

The winning drive for James Madison (2-1) covered 52 yards on eight plays and took 2:11.

Brown's passing kept the Flames in the game. He completed 24 of 29 attempts for 298 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for a 2-yard score.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JMU
LIB
1st Downs1717
Total Yards314372
Passing141298
Rushing17374
Penalties8-9211-120
3rd Down Conversions8-137-10
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers01
Possession31:2728:33

Passing Leaders

James MadisonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thorpe13/181417.800
LibertyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown24/2929810.311

Rushing Leaders

James MadisonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott291264.3324
Thorpe11302.7011
LibertyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown15352.3112
Allen7213.006

Receiving Leaders

James MadisonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Long66110.2032
Robinson12424.0024
LibertyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hayes915817.6160
Summers35016.7143

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJMULIB
TD11:05Dae'Quan Scott 3 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERJMULIB
FG05:07Cameron Starke 32 Yd 100
FG01:45Alex Kacere 24 Yd 103
THIRD QUARTERJMULIB
TD09:33Mike Brown 2 Yd Run (Alex Kacere Kick) 1010
TD04:32Dae'Quan Scott 10 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 1710
TD00:57B.J. Hayes 5 Yd Pass From Mike Brown (Alex Kacere Kick) 1717
FOURTH QUARTERJMULIB
TD12:16Dae'Quan Scott 2 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 2417
TD07:45Chris Summers 43 Yd Pass From Aaron Brown (Alex Kacere Kick) 2424
FG00:00Cameron Starke 40 Yd 2724