NEWARK, Del. -- Trent Hurley led Delaware in a 2nd half comeback, throwing for three touchdowns and securing a 29-22 victory against James Madison Saturday night.
After two interceptions and trailing 19-7 at the start of the third, Hurley fired off two touchdown passes and a successful two-point conversion to give Delaware (4-1, 1-0) its first lead in the Colonial Athletic Association opener.
A 28-yard field goal by James Madison's Cameron Starke tied the score at 22-22 four minutes into the fourth.
Hurley and the Fightin' Blue Hens did not relent, driving down the field for 11 plays and 75 yards to score the final touchdown with seven minutes remaining. An interception by Patrick Callaway with 1:58 left to play gave Delaware the final possession. The Fightin' Blue Hens outscored James Madison 22-3 in the second half.
Michael Birdsong had a game-high 292 yards passing and two touchdowns for the Dukes (3-2, 0-1).
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.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
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