No. 10 Richmond Falls At No. 9 James Madison
HARRISONBURG, Va. --
No. 10 Richmond scored
first, but No. 9 James Madison finished off a 31-7 victory for the Dukes
Saturday at Bridgeforth Stadium in Harrisonburg, Va.
Jordan Anderson rushed for 162 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Dukes
(4-1, 2-0) beat the Spiders (3-2, 0-2) for the first time in Harrisonburg since
the 2003 season and snapping a three-game winning by Richmond at Bridgeforth Stadium.
But the Spiders seized the early momentum by holding the Dukes to a punt on
their opening possession and redshirt freshman DeShawn Holmes
the line to block a David Skahn punt.
scooped up the loose ball and returned it 15 yards to set up
first-and-goal at the three-yard line. Three plays later, Kendall Gaskins
punched in a one-yard TD to put the Spiders on the board first and stun the JMU
Homecoming crowd of 25,742.
But the Dukes got things going on the ground, while keeping the Spiders'
high-octane offense in check.
Jauan Latney capped off an 11-play, 62-yard drive to draw the Dukes even early
in the second quarter. Two possessions later, Jace Edwards scampered in
from 20-yards out to give JMU a lead it would not relinquish.
Junior LB Darius McMillan
led the defensive effort with a game and career-high
15 tackles, while junior S Cooper Taylor
matched his career-high with 14 stops.
Senior S Colin Pehanick
and junior LB Derek Mayo
set career-highs with 13
Richmond is back in action next Saturday night at Towson. Kick off is set
for 7:30 p.m.