Scores

Final

James Madison 17

(5-5, 3-3 away)

Massachusetts 14

(5-5, 5-1 home)

12:00 PM ET, November 14, 2009

1 2 3 4 T
JMU 10 7 0 017
UMASS 0 7 7 014

Top Performers

Passing: J. Thorpe (JMU) - 120 YDS

Rushing: T. Nelson (UMASS) - 18 CAR, 115 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. McCarter (JMU) - 2 REC, 42 YDS

James Madison 17, Massachusetts 14

Associated Press

AMHERST, Mass. -- Jamaris Sanders returned a fumble 38-yards for seven of James Madison's 10 points off turnovers in a 17-14 win over Massachusetts on Saturday.

Sanders stripped the ball from Massachusetts' Tony Nelson to give the Dukes (5-5, 3-4 Colonial Athletic Association) a 10-0 lead with 1:59 left in the first quarter.

Earlier in the first quarter, Jon Williams recovered a fumble to give James Madison the ball on the Minutemen (5-5, 3-4) 6-yard line. Dixon Wright connected on the resulting 20-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead.

The Dukes, led by Arthur Moats with 11 tackles, including 2.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks, held Massachusetts to 247 yards of offense and forced three turnovers.

James Madison's Scott Noble had a career-high 105 yards on 29 carries in the Dukes first win at Massachusetts since 1987.

Tony Nelson rushed for 115 yards on 18 carries for the Minutemen.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JMU
UMASS
1st Downs1813
Total Yards332247
Passing12088
Rushing212159
Penalties4-242-5
3rd Down Conversions4-133-11
4th Down Conversions0-00-2
Turnovers13
Possession36:1423:46

Passing Leaders

James MadisonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thorpe8/131209.200
MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Havens10/20884.401

Rushing Leaders

James MadisonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Noble291053.6013
Thorpe20894.5121
MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson181156.4123
Hernandez7405.7116

Receiving Leaders

James MadisonRECYDSAVGTDLG
McCarter24221.0042
Noble33210.7026
MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson22512.5016
Talley22110.5016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJMUUMASS
FG07:00Dixon Wright 20 Yd 30
TD01:59Jamaris Sanders 38 Yd Fumble Return (Dixon Wright Kick) 100
SECOND QUARTERJMUUMASS
TD14:54Jonathan Hernandez 16 Yd Run (Armando Cuko Kick) 107
TD04:03Justin Thorpe 21 Yd Run (Dixon Wright Kick) 177
THIRD QUARTERJMUUMASS
TD03:25Tony Nelson 6 Yd Run (Armando Cuko Kick) 1714