Scores

Final

James Madison 20

(8-4, 4-3 away)

E Kentucky 17

(7-5, 4-3 home)

Coverage: ESPNU

12:00 PM ET, November 26, 2011

1 2 3 4 T
JMU 0 7 3 1020
EKY 0 10 7 017

Top Performers

Passing: J. Thorpe (JMU) - 149 YDS

Rushing: J. Anderson (JMU) - 15 CAR, 71 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Robinson (JMU) - 2 REC, 50 YDS

James Madison 20, E. Kentucky 17

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Ky. -- Cameron Starke kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired to lift James Madison to a 20-17 win over Eastern Kentucky in the first round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs Saturday.

James Madison (8-4) rallied from a 17-10 deficit in the fourth quarter. Jordan Anderson capped a 76-yard drive with a 24-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 17 with 10:01 remaining. Anderson scored two touchdowns, the first on a 1-yard run to give James Madison a 7-0 lead with 13:55 left in the first half.

The Dukes, who have won three straight games, will face North Dakota State in the second round of the FBS playoffs Dec. 3.

James Madison called 68 running plays and dominated possession 40:30 to 19:30.

H.B. Banjoman ran for two touchdowns while Matt Denham rushed for 125 yards for the Colonels (7-5), who won six of their last seven regular-season games.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JMU
EKY
1st Downs248
Total Yards393213
Passing14994
Rushing244119
Penalties4-255-45
3rd Down Conversions7-181-8
4th Down Conversions2-30-0
Turnovers01
Possession40:3019:30

Passing Leaders

James MadisonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thorpe9/161499.300
Eastern KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pryor10/15946.301

Rushing Leaders

James MadisonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thorpe28933.3014
Scott24753.1013
Eastern KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Denham171257.4066
Lumpkin155.005

Receiving Leaders

James MadisonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson25025.0042
Long23718.5025
Eastern KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bailey22914.5015
Lengel3279.0016

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERJMUEKY
TD13:55Jordan Anderson 1 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 70
TD07:41H.B. Banjoman 1 Yd Run (Luke Pray Kick) 77
FG00:00Luke Pray 48 Yd 710
THIRD QUARTERJMUEKY
TD05:55H.B. Banjoman 1 Yd Run (Luke Pray Kick) 717
FG00:27Cameron Starke 21 Yd 1017
FOURTH QUARTERJMUEKY
TD10:01Jordan Anderson 24 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 1717
FG00:00Cameron Starke 35 Yd 2017