HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Justin Thorpe's 9-yard touchdown run with 1:24 to play vaulted James Madison to a 13-10 win over Towson in Colonial Athletic Association action Saturday.
Thorpe's game-winner capped a riveting fourth quarter, which began when Towson (2-3, 1-1) quarterback Grant Enders orchestrated a 14-play, 92-yard scoring drive. Enders was 6-of-6 passing for 61 yards on the drive, and ran in a go-ahead, 7-yard touchdown with 3:21 left.
The Dukes (4-1, 2-0) began the ensuing drive at their own 21, and drove 79 yards in eight plays before Thorpe ran in what proved the game-winner. Thorpe was 6-of-6 passing for 60 yards on the drive, and finished the game 11 of 19 for 116 yards.
Thorpe, in his fifth year in the program, was granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA earlier this week after missing 2008 and 2010 with injuries.
Towson's Terrance West ran 28 times for 112 yards.
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is "doing fine" after he was released from the hospital Wednesday night after being treated for symptoms related to a migraine headache.
Rutgers coach Kyle Flood told reporters Thursday that he will coach the Scarlet Knights in their regular-season opener on Saturday against Norfolk State despite an ongoing academic investigation.
The Florida Gators will start Treon Harris at quarterback in Saturday's opener vs. New Mexico State over redshirt freshman Will Grier, coach Jim McElwain said Tuesday.
Baylor University has hired a Philadelphia law firm to independently investigate the university's handling of sexual assault complaints, including one against defensive end Sam Ukwuachu.
Oregon State and former coach Mike Riley face a federal Title IX lawsuit filed by a woman who said she was raped as a result of the coach's failure to correct a sexually violent culture.
James Madison players will wear decals on their helmets during Saturday's season-opening game in memory of the two journalists who were killed during a live television broadcast.