Scores

Final

James Madison 32

(3-1, 1-0 CAA)

Rhode Island 7

(0-3, 0-2 CAA)

1:00 PM ET, September 22, 2012

Meade Stadium, KINGSTON, RI

1 2 3 4 T
JMU 15 0 3 1432
URI 7 0 0 07

Top Performers

Passing: J. Thorpe (JMU) - 340 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: H. Brodie (JMU) - 9 CAR, 58 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Robinson (JMU) - 3 REC, 87 YDS, 1 TD

James Madison 32, Rhode Island 7

Associated Press

KINGSTON, R.I. -- Justin Thorpe threw a pair of touchdown passes, had 340 yards through the air and also ran for 40 yards as James Madison easily defeated Rhode Island 32-7 in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for the Dukes on Saturday.

Thorpe, who was 26 of 40 and also threw two interceptions, opened the scoring for James Madison (3-1, 1-0) with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Brian Barlow less than five minutes into the opening quarter. Quintin Hunter ran it in for the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead. Rhode Island quickly answered with a 56-yard touchdown connection between quarterback Bob Bentsen and Brandon Johnson-Farrell to pull within one point.

But DeAndre' Smith had an 8-yard scoring run to increase the James Madison lead to 15-7 going into halftime. The Dukes rolled from there, scoring 17 points without an answer from the Rams (0-3, 0-2) to secure the win.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JMU
URI
1st Downs269
Total Yards498183
Passing347164
Rushing15119
Penalties8-858-108
3rd Down Conversions11-201-10
4th Down Conversions2-30-2
Turnovers30
Possession38:4121:19

Passing Leaders

James MadisonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thorpe26/403408.522
Rhode IslandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bentsen15/281645.910

Rushing Leaders

James MadisonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brodie9586.4121
Thorpe13403.1016
Rhode IslandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bentsen7101.4011
Mudimbi3103.3011

Receiving Leaders

James MadisonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson38729.0140
Barlow56212.4122
Rhode IslandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson-Farrell37123.7156
Morgan5469.2040

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJMUURI
TD11:06Brian Barlow 22 Yd Pass From Justin Thorpe (Quintin Hunter Run For Two-Point Conversion) 80
TD09:38Brandon Johnson-Farrell 56 Yd Pass From Bob Bentsen (Dylan Smith Kick) 87
TD03:11DeAndre' Smith 8 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 157
THIRD QUARTERJMUURI
FG05:40Cameron Starke 23 Yd 187
FOURTH QUARTERJMUURI
TD14:49Hykeem Brodie 2 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 257
TD10:44Renard Robinson 37 Yd Pass From Justin Thorpe (Cameron Starke Kick) 327