Scores

Final

Villanova 21

(4-5, 3-3 CAA)

James Madison 31

(6-3, 3-2 CAA)

2:30 PM ET, November 2, 2013

Bridgeforth Stadium, HARRISONBURG, VA

1 2 3 4 T
VILL 7 7 0 721
JMU 14 3 7 731

Top Performers

Passing: J. Robertson (VILL) - 219 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Scott (JMU) - 20 CAR, 87 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Brown (JMU) - 8 REC, 94 YDS, 1 TD

James Madison stops Villanova 31-21

Associated Press

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- DeAndre' Smith returned an interception 86 yards for a score to assure James Madison a 31-21 victory over Villanova Saturday.

Villanova, trailing 24-14 midway through the fourth quarter, had a new set of downs at James Madison's 20, when Smith picked off the pass.

The Wildcats (4-5, 3-3 Colonial Athletic) missed another scoring opportunity early in the final quarter, driving to the JMU 29. The Dukes defense thwarted that effort too as the Wildcats missed on a 46-yard field goal attempt. Stephon Robertson led the defensive charge for JMU with a career-high 16 tackles, keeping Villanova scoreless in the second half until late in the fourth when John Robertson passed to Earnest Pettway for a score.

James Madison (6-3, 3-2) opened the scoring when Kalid Abdullah ran in from the 6. Villanova matched scores each time until the Dukes took the lead for good on Cameron Starke's 30-yard field goal.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VILL
JMU
1st Downs2321
Total Yards373364
Passing227223
Rushing146141
Penalties4-357-100
3rd Down Conversions3-146-15
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers10
Possession30:4629:14

Passing Leaders

VillanovaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Robertson20/372195.921
James MadisonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Birdsong20/292077.110

Rushing Leaders

VillanovaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Monangai13594.5011
Robertson17442.6031
James MadisonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott20874.4118
Abdullah10505.0113

Receiving Leaders

VillanovaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pettway55711.4115
Gulyas45112.8218
James MadisonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown89411.8134
Ravenel36421.3050

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVILLJMU
TD08:29Khalid Abdullah 6 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 07
TD06:21Kevin Gulyas 18 Yd Pass From John Robertson (Mark Hamilton Kick) 77
TD05:31Dae'Quan Scott 11 Yd Run (Cameron Starke Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERVILLJMU
TD11:30Kevin Gulyas 8 Yd Pass From Gary Underwood (Mark Hamilton Kick) 1414
FG05:21Cameron Starke 30 Yd 1417
THIRD QUARTERVILLJMU
TD03:52Daniel Brown 34 Yd Pass From Michael Birdsong (Cameron Starke Kick) 1424
FOURTH QUARTERVILLJMU
TD05:50DeAndre' Smith 86 Yd Interception Return (Cameron Starke Kick) 1431
TD01:16Earnest Pettway 14 Yd Pass From John Robertson (Mark Hamilton Kick) 2131