Scores

Final

St Francis (PA) 20

(0-2, 0-2 away)

James Madison 24

(2-1, 2-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 14, 2013

Bridgeforth Stadium, HARRISONBURG, VA

1 2 3 4 T
SFU 7 0 7 620
JMU 0 3 14 724

Top Performers

Passing: M. Ward (SFU) - 115 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. Scott (JMU) - 32 CAR, 190 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Smith (SFU) - 3 REC, 90 YDS, 1 TD

James Madison survives St. Francis (Pa.) 24-20

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SFU
JMU
1st Downs1119
Total Yards253398
Passing177145
Rushing76253
Penalties6-518-54
3rd Down Conversions4-176-15
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers04
Possession33:4426:16

Passing Leaders

St. Francis UC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ward5/711516.410
James MadisonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Birdsong10/231456.313

Rushing Leaders

St. Francis UCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harbridge201005.0150
Dickson11252.306
James MadisonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott321905.9224
Simmons3258.3018

Receiving Leaders

St. Francis URECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith39030.0172
Abeid44010.0018
James MadisonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown46315.8052
Davis13636.0036

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSFUJMU
TD14:45Terell Smith 72 Yd Pass From Max Ward (Lance Geesey Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERSFUJMU
FG01:26Cameron Starke 21 Yd 73
THIRD QUARTERSFUJMU
TD12:22Kyle Harbridge 50 Yd Run (Lance Geesey Kick) 143
TD03:38Marquis Woodyard 11 Yd Pass From Michael Birdsong (Cameron Starke Kick) 1410
TD01:11Dae'Quan Scott 24 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 1417
FOURTH QUARTERSFUJMU
FG09:58Lance Geesey 45 Yd 1717
TD07:49Dae'Quan Scott 22 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 1724
FG03:28Lance Geesey 47 Yd 2024