HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Dae'Quan Scott ran for 190 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown, his second of the night, as James Madison escaped with a 24-20 victory over St. Francis (Pa.) on Saturday night.
James Madison (2-1) turned almost exclusively to its ground attack after two costly first-half interceptions by Michael Birdsong. As Birdsong looked to run more, the offensive line wore down the Red Flash defense to create bigger gains late.
The closely contested game was an uncomfortable scenario for the Dukes after last year's 55-7 blowout over the Red Flash.
St. Francis (0-2) jumped ahead 14-3 in the first half and tied the game at 17 in the fourth quarter. Even after James Madison took the lead, the Red Flash had the ball on the James Madison 36-yard line with 1:04 to go in the game. Ultimately, Capri Thompson failed on four consecutive plays to throw the go-ahead touchdown.
Western Kentucky commit Jared Nash launches this snap from the bleachers and successfully sinks it in the garbage can.
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Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
|St Francis (PA)||4-2||6-4|
|William & Mary||6-2||9-4|