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.
Western Kentucky commit Jared Nash launches this snap from the bleachers and successfully sinks it in the garbage can.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
|Mississippi Valley State||1-8||1-10|
|Prairie View A&M||8-1||8-2|
|William & Mary||6-2||9-4|