Scores

Final

Cent Conn St 14

(0-1, 0-1 away)

James Madison 38

(1-0, 1-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, August 31, 2013

Bridgeforth Stadium, Harrisonburg, VA

1 2 3 4 T
CCSU 0 7 0 714
JMU 13 8 17 038

Top Performers

Passing: M. Birdsong (JMU) - 115 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: M. Birdsong (JMU) - 9 CAR, 55 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Holmes (CCSU) - 4 REC, 60 YDS, 1 TD

James Madison pulls away in 38-14 win over CCSU

Associated Press

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Michael Birdsong had three touchdowns in the first half as James Madison coasted to a 38-14 win over Central Connecticut State Saturday night.

The Dukes led 21-7 at half after dual-threat quarterback Birdsong ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third.

James Madison pulled away in the third quarter on two big plays: a 54-yard punt return touchdown by Dae'Quan Scott and a 51-yard interception return for a score by Taylor Reynolds.

Scott had 15 carries for 120 yards for the Dukes.

Birdsong was 10 for 18 with 115 yards passing and 55 on the ground.

CCSU's Andrew Clements completed 10 of his 24 attempts for 127 yards with a touchdown, but was intercepted twice.

James Madison's ground game piled up 247 yards on the ground and accumulated 362 offensive yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CCSU
JMU
1st Downs1517
Total Yards261362
Passing132115
Rushing129247
Penalties6-607-70
3rd Down Conversions8-204-10
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers22
Possession36:4623:14

Passing Leaders

Central Connecticut StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Clements10/241275.312
James MadisonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Birdsong10/181156.410

Rushing Leaders

Central Connecticut StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hollomon27662.408
Lee12564.7010
James MadisonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott151208.0042
Birdsong9556.1213

Receiving Leaders

Central Connecticut StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Holmes46015.0135
Benzing12929.0029
James MadisonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harvey23216.0035
Cheatham22110.5111

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCCSUJMU
TD11:50Michael Birdsong 1 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 07
TD00:43Michael Birdsong 6 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 013
SECOND QUARTERCCSUJMU
TD03:03Denzell Jones 14 Yd Pass From Andrew Clements (Steven Calitri Kick) 713
TD00:42Deane Cheatham 3 Yd Pass From Michael Birdsong (Michael Birdsong Run For Two-Point Conversion) 721
THIRD QUARTERCCSUJMU
TD13:16Dae'Quan Scott 54 Yd Punt Return (Cameron Starke Kick) 728
FG09:56Cameron Starke 18 Yd 731
TD08:51Taylor Reynolds 51 Yd Interception Return (Cameron Starke Kick) 738
FOURTH QUARTERCCSUJMU
TD05:22Tyrell Holmes 5 Yd Pass From Nick SanGiacomo (Steven Calitri Kick) 1438