Scores

Final

Alcorn State 3

(1-1, 1-0 SWAC)

James Madison 42

(2-0, 2-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 8, 2012

Bridgeforth Stadium, Harrisonburg, VA

1 2 3 4 T
ALCN 0 0 3 03
JMU 14 14 7 742

Top Performers

Passing: J. Thorpe (JMU) - 140 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Scott (JMU) - 8 CAR, 107 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Doss (ALCN) - 8 REC, 68 YDS

James Madison 42, Alcorn St. 3

Associated Press

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Justin Thorpe threw two touchdown passes and ran for another as James Madison routed Alcorn State 42-3 Saturday night in the first meeting between the schools.

The James Madison (2-0) rushing attack made it an occasion to forget for the Braves (1-1), as Dae'Quan Scott led the Dukes with 107 yards rushing and two TDs on eight carries. Thorpe tallied 101 yards on the ground with nine carries, and also passed for 140 yards with an interception.

The Dukes, who have now outscored their two 2012 opponents by a total of 97-10, got out to a 28-0 halftime lead that put the game away early thanks in part to Thorpe. The James Madison quarterback ran for a 21-yard score and then connected with his running back Scott on a 10-yard TD -- both coming in the second quarter.

Darius Smith threw for 148 yards with an interception for Alcorn State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALCN
JMU
1st Downs1720
Total Yards250416
Passing149190
Rushing101226
Penalties10-557-70
3rd Down Conversions4-172-8
4th Down Conversions0-20-0
Turnovers22
Possession36:2723:33

Passing Leaders

Alcorn StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith22/391483.801
James MadisonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thorpe14/181407.821

Rushing Leaders

Alcorn StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith10484.8029
Gibbs5244.8011
James MadisonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott810713.4267
Thorpe910111.2132

Receiving Leaders

Alcorn StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Doss8688.5015
Shumaker22412.0018
James MadisonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson34013.3131
Scott5397.8119

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALCNJMU
TD11:34Dae'Quan Scott 1 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 07
TD05:56Dae'Quan Scott 67 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERALCNJMU
TD12:12Justin Thorpe 32 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 021
TD03:06Dae'Quan Scott 10 Yd Pass From Justin Thorpe (Cameron Starke Kick) 028
THIRD QUARTERALCNJMU
FG10:29Ernesto Santillan 39 Yd 328
TD07:21Jordan Anderson 31 Yd Pass From Justin Thorpe (Cameron Starke Kick) 335
FOURTH QUARTERALCNJMU
TD05:53Ryan Dixon 39 Yd Pass From Michael Birdsong (Cameron Starke Kick) 342