Scores

Final

St Francis (PA) 7

(0-1, 0-1 away)

James Madison 55

(1-0, 1-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 1, 2012

Bridgeforth Stadium, HARRISONBURG, VA

1 2 3 4 T
SFU 0 0 0 77
JMU 14 20 7 1455

Top Performers

Passing: J. Thorpe (JMU) - 177 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Thorpe (JMU) - 11 CAR, 76 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Scott (JMU) - 3 REC, 51 YDS, 1 TD

James Madison 55, St. Francis (Pa.) 7

Associated Press

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Justin Thorpe rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another score in the first half as James Madison trounced St. Francis (Pa.) 55-7 Saturday night in both teams' season opener.

The Dukes rolled up 602 yards offensively, 377 on the ground.

After Dae'Quan Scott opened the scoring on a 1-yard run with 9:18 elapsed, Thorpe rushed 15 yards for a TD late in the first quarter.

The senior quarterback scored twice more in the next 8 minutes, first on a 9-yard run with 12:16 left in the half, then with a 41-yard scoring strike to Scott.

Thorpe was 15 of 27 for 177 passing yards and had 76 yards rushing.

James Madison led 34-0 at halftime in the first meeting between the two programs.

Trailing 41-0, St. Francis got on the scoreboard when John Kelly threw a 2-yard scoring pass to Kevin Parker to cap a 13-play, 75-yard drive.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SFU
JMU
1st Downs938
Total Yards155602
Passing55225
Rushing100377
Penalties7-725-65
3rd Down Conversions4-127-13
4th Down Conversions0-02-3
Turnovers10
Possession24:1335:47

Passing Leaders

St. Francis UC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kelly10/17432.511
James MadisonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thorpe15/271776.610

Rushing Leaders

St. Francis UCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dickson12514.3010
Kelly4215.3010
James MadisonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thorpe11766.9215
Scott12736.1117

Receiving Leaders

St. Francis URECYDSAVGTDLG
Parker22311.5121
Wasilewski11212.0012
James MadisonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Scott35117.0141
Barlow35016.7019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSFUJMU
TD05:42Dae'Quan Scott 1 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 07
TD00:43Justin Thorpe 15 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERSFUJMU
TD12:16Justin Thorpe 9 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 021
TD07:54Dae'Quan Scott 41 Yd Pass From Justin Thorpe (Cameron Starke Kick) 028
FG02:14Cameron Starke 24 Yd 031
FG00:22Cameron Starke 47 Yd 034
THIRD QUARTERSFUJMU
TD04:55Dejor Simmons 3 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 041
FOURTH QUARTERSFUJMU
TD13:58Kevin Parker 2 Yd Pass From John Kelly (Josh Thiel Kick) 741
TD09:07Daniel Brown 8 Yd Pass From Michael Birdsong (Cameron Starke Kick) 748
TD02:09Hykeem Brodie 42 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 755