Scores

Final

James Madison 29

(5-2, 3-1 CAA)

Richmond 35

(5-3, 3-2 CAA)

3:30 PM ET, October 20, 2012

Robins Stadium, Richmond, VA

1 2 3 4 T
JMU 10 0 6 1329
RICH 6 9 13 735

Top Performers

Passing: M. Strauss (RICH) - 271 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: D. Scott (JMU) - 17 CAR, 110 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: S. Barnette (RICH) - 9 REC, 144 YDS, 1 TD

Richmond 35, James Madison 29

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. -- Michael Strauss passed for four touchdowns in his first collegiate start and Kendall Gaskins ran for 106 yards and a score as Richmond handed James Madison its first Colonial Athletic Association loss with a 35-29 win Saturday.

After falling into a 10-6 deficit in the first, the Spiders (5-3, 3-2) scored 22 consecutive points on three touchdown passes by Strauss, including two to Kevin Finney.

Dae'Quan Scott jumpstarted James Madison's comeback try, accounting for 44 yards and a touchdown on a drive that cut Richmond's lead to 28-16. Gaskins' touchdown run extended the advantage to 35-16 early in the fourth, but Michael Birdsong passed for one score and ran for another to cut the Dukes' deficit to 35-29 with 35 seconds left.

James Madison (5-2, 3-1) recovered the ensuing onside kick and drove into Richmond territory, but failed on a Hail Mary try.

Strauss finished 27-of-43 passing for 271 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JMU
RICH
1st Downs2425
Total Yards526441
Passing301303
Rushing225138
Penalties11-987-60
3rd Down Conversions9-177-15
4th Down Conversions1-41-1
Turnovers20
Possession27:5732:03

Passing Leaders

James MadisonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Birdsong11/221597.210
RichmondC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Strauss27/432716.340

Rushing Leaders

James MadisonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott171106.5143
Birdsong77310.4136
RichmondCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gaskins211065.0140
Green4215.308

Receiving Leaders

James MadisonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith612220.3239
Hunter37023.3028
RichmondRECYDSAVGTDLG
Barnette914416.0132
Roller4389.5031

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJMURICH
TD11:21DeAndre' Smith 21 Yd Pass From Justin Thorpe (Cameron Starke Kick) 70
TD06:54Kevin Finney 4 Yd Pass From Michael Strauss (Pat Failed) 76
FG03:04Cameron Starke 36 Yd 106
SECOND QUARTERJMURICH
FG06:24Remington Hinshaw 20 Yd 109
TD00:04Stephen Barnette 6 Yd Pass From Michael Strauss (Pat Failed) 1015
THIRD QUARTERJMURICH
TD10:41Kevin Finney 4 Yd Pass From Michael Strauss (Remington Hinshaw Kick) 1022
TD04:24Kevin Finney 8 Yd Pass From Michael Strauss (Pat Failed) 1028
TD03:00Dae'Quan Scott 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1628
FOURTH QUARTERJMURICH
TD06:41Kendall Gaskins 40 Yd Run (Wil Kamin Kick) 1635
TD06:04DeAndre' Smith 39 Yd Pass From Michael Birdsong (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 2235
TD00:35Michael Birdsong 8 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 2935