HARRISONBURG, Pa. -- Justin Thorpe threw one touchdown pass and ran for another, helping James Madison score the game's first 22 points en route to a 22-14 win over Maine on Saturday.
Thorpe was 9-for-13 with 133 yards and two interceptions for the Dukes (4-5, 2-4 Colonial Athletic Association), and he added 83 yards rushing on 17 carries.
The James Madison quarterback rushed for a 42-yard touchdown to put the Dukes up 9-0 midway through the second quarter after a getting a safety earlier in the frame. Dixon Wright kicked field goals of 23 and 38 yards to put the Dukes up 15-0 with 16 seconds before halftime.
Thorpe sealed James Madison's scoring with a 31-yard pass to Scott Noble less than 5 minutes into the third.
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