Scores

Final/OT

James Madison 35

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Maryland 38

(1-1, 1-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 12, 2009

Byrd Stadium, COLLEGE PARK, MD

1 2 3 4 OT T
JMU 6 8 14 7 035
MD 14 7 0 14 338

Top Performers

Passing: D. Dudzik (JMU) - 141 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Dudzik (JMU) - 14 CAR, 112 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Caussin (JMU) - 3 REC, 52 YDS, 2 TD

Terps escape James Madison on FG in overtime

Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Nick Ferrara kicked a 26-yard field goal in overtime, giving Maryland a narrow 38-35 win over James Madison on Saturday night.

Starting first in overtime, James Madison moved one yard in three plays before Dixon Wright was wide right on a 41-yard field goal try.

Maryland (1-1) then used two runs by Da'Rel Scott to move the ball to the 13. Following two carries by quarterback Chris Turner, the second of which got the ball to the middle of the field, Ferrara connected.

Coming off a 52-13 loss to California, the Terrapins hoped to rebound with a convincing win over James Madison, a Football Championship Subdivision team that was 0-9 against Football Bowl Subdivision teams since 1990. But Maryland received another poor performance from its young defense and an inconsistent showing from an offense that committed two turnovers.

The Terrapins, however, got it right in overtime.

James Madison's Drew Dudzik ran for 112 yards and a touchdown, and threw for two scores. Were it not for a variety of penalties against James Madison -- 11 for 105 yards -- the Dukes (0-1) might have won.

Up 21-6 in the second quarter, the Terrapins yielded 22 straight points and trailed 28-21 with 13 minutes left. The comeback was fueled by Maryland turnovers: A fumbled punt and an interception that was returned 38 yards for a touchdown by Jon Williams.

The Terrapins pulled even on an 8-yard run by wide receiver Torrey Smith with 12:18 remaining, but Maryland's porous defense couldn't hold the lead for even a minute. Dudzik faked a handoff into the line, rolled left and broke free for a 70-yard run to give James Madison a 35-28 lead with 11:23 to go.

On the ensuing drive, the Terps faced a fourth-and-4 from the James Madison 47. Turner completed a 20-yard pass to Ronnie Tyler, then hit Adrian Cannon for a 27-yard touchdown with 5:09 remaining.

That ended the scoring until overtime.

The Dukes capitalized on the game's first turnover to pull into a tie at 21 with 3:05 left in the third quarter. After Kenny Tate fumbled on a punt return and Corwin Archer recovered at the Maryland 45, Dudzik threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Mike Caussin, who made a great catch in the end zone over linebacker Adrian Moten.

Minutes later, Williams' interception return provided James Madison with its first lead.

The Dukes outgained Maryland in the first half 217-151, but the Terrapins built a 21-14 lead behind Turner, who went 11-for-14 for 97 yards, and Smith, who had four catches for 51 yards in addition to an 81-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JMU
MD
1st Downs1219
Total Yards417359
Passing149236
Rushing268123
Penalties11-1055-50
3rd Down Conversions4-156-14
4th Down Conversions1-21-1
Turnovers02
Possession30:1529:45

Passing Leaders

James MadisonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dudzik9/151419.420
MarylandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Turner25/382366.211

Rushing Leaders

James MadisonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dudzik141128.0170
Sullivan19874.6123
MarylandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott17684.0113
Turner7284.0110

Receiving Leaders

James MadisonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Caussin35217.3220
Noble24422.0029
MarylandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith88010.0022
Cannon55511.0127

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJMUMD
TD08:05Da'Rel Scott 1 Yd Run. (Nick Ferrara Kick) 07
TD01:30Mike Caussin 20 Yd Pass From Drew Dudzik. (Pat Failed) 67
TD01:20Torrey Smith 81 Yd Kickoff Return. (Nick Ferrara Kick) 614
SECOND QUARTERJMUMD
TD04:46Chris Turner 3 Yd Run. (Nick Ferrara Kick) 621
TD02:06Jamal Sullivan 4 Yd Run. (Drew Dudzik Run For Two-Point Conversion) 1421
THIRD QUARTERJMUMD
TD03:05Mike Caussin 15 Yd Pass From Drew Dudzik. (Dixon Wright Kick) 2121
TD01:38Jon Williams 38 Yd Interception Return. (Dixon Wright Kick) 2821
FOURTH QUARTERJMUMD
TD12:18Torrey Smith 8 Yd Run. (Nick Ferrara Kick) 2828
TD11:23Drew Dudzik 70 Yd Run. (Dixon Wright Kick) 3528
TD05:09Adrian Cannon 27 Yd Pass From Chris Turner. (Nick Ferrara Kick) 3535
OVERTIMEJMUMD
FGNick Ferrara 26 Yd 3538