James Madison 31

(9-2, 7-1 CAA)

Towson 17

(3-8, 0-8 CAA)

1:00 PM ET, November 20, 2004

Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson, MD

1 2 3 4 T
JMU 14 3 7 731
TOWS 3 7 7 017

Top Performers

Passing: A. Goldbeck (TOWS) - 325 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: R. Hines (JMU) - 32 CAR, 142 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Brown (TOWS) - 8 REC, 107 YDS, 1 TD

James Madison 31, Towson 17

TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- Raymond Hines rushed for 142 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead James Madison to a 31-17 victory over Towson on Saturday.

The win gave the Dukes a share of the Atlantic-10 championship. James Madison (9-2, 7-1) shares first place with Delaware and William & Mary.

James Madison took a 7-0 lead when Chris Iorio scored on a two-yard run. Justin Rascati then tossed a seven-yard touchdown to Iorio to give the Dukes a 14-0 lead in the game's first five minutes.

The Tigers (3-8, 0-8) pulled within 14-10 when Ron Halbruner kicked a 38-yard field goal and Kerry Miles scored on a one-yard run with 4:47 left in the first half.

With 34 seconds left in the first half, David Rabil kicked a 29-yard field goal, giving the Dukes a 17-10 lead.

A Tiger turnover on the first play of the third quarter lead to a seven-yard run by Hines, making the score 24-10.

With 12:11 left in the third quarter, Towson's Andrew Goldbeck threw a 37-yard touchdown to Andrae Brown to trim the lead to 24-17.

The Dukes led 31-17 early in the fourth quarter when Hines scored on an eight-yard run.