Scores

Final

James Madison 22

(3-2, 0-1 CAA)

Delaware 29

(4-1, 1-0 CAA)

7:00 PM ET, September 28, 2013

Delaware Stadium, Newark, DE

1 2 3 4 T
JMU 13 6 0 322
DEL 0 7 15 729

Top Performers

Passing: M. Birdsong (JMU) - 292 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Pierce (DEL) - 20 CAR, 40 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: N. Boyle (DEL) - 5 REC, 49 YDS, 2 TD

Delaware beats James Madison in 29-22 comeback

Associated Press

NEWARK, Del. -- Trent Hurley led Delaware in a 2nd half comeback, throwing for three touchdowns and securing a 29-22 victory against James Madison Saturday night.

After two interceptions and trailing 19-7 at the start of the third, Hurley fired off two touchdown passes and a successful two-point conversion to give Delaware (4-1, 1-0) its first lead in the Colonial Athletic Association opener.

A 28-yard field goal by James Madison's Cameron Starke tied the score at 22-22 four minutes into the fourth.

Hurley and the Fightin' Blue Hens did not relent, driving down the field for 11 plays and 75 yards to score the final touchdown with seven minutes remaining. An interception by Patrick Callaway with 1:58 left to play gave Delaware the final possession. The Fightin' Blue Hens outscored James Madison 22-3 in the second half.

Michael Birdsong had a game-high 292 yards passing and two touchdowns for the Dukes (3-2, 0-1).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JMU
DEL
1st Downs2019
Total Yards414360
Passing292233
Rushing122127
Penalties9-771-10
3rd Down Conversions3-168-15
4th Down Conversions2-21-1
Turnovers12
Possession32:1627:44

Passing Leaders

James MadisonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Birdsong19/352928.321
DelawareC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hurley20/312337.532

Rushing Leaders

James MadisonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott20512.607
Davis14949.0049
DelawareCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hurley6488.0041
Pierce20402.019

Receiving Leaders

James MadisonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown59819.6045
Cheatham36722.3137
DelawareRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harrison69916.5042
Johnson47017.5030

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJMUDEL
FG13:48Cameron Starke 42 Yd 30
FG06:11Cameron Starke 31 Yd 60
TD00:16Deane Cheatham 37 Yd Pass From Michael Birdsong (Cameron Starke Kick) 130
SECOND QUARTERJMUDEL
TD07:04Andrew Pierce 2 Yd Run (Sean Baner Kick) 137
TD00:06Dae'Quan Scott 33 Yd Pass From Michael Birdsong (Pat Failed) 197
THIRD QUARTERJMUDEL
TD03:34Malcolm Bush 1 Yd Pass From Trent Hurley (Sean Baner Kick) 1914
TD00:44Nick Boyle 8 Yd Pass From Trent Hurley (Trent Hurley Pass To Nick Boyle For Two-Point Conversion) 1922
FOURTH QUARTERJMUDEL
FG11:35Cameron Starke 28 Yd 2222
TD06:40Nick Boyle 4 Yd Pass From Trent Hurley (Sean Baner Kick) 2229