Scores

Final

James Madison 7

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Maryland 52

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: BTN

3:30 PM ET, August 30, 2014

Byrd Stadium, College Park, MD

1 2 3 4 T
JMU 0 0 0 77
MD 17 7 21 752

Top Performers

Passing: C. Brown (MD) - 111 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: C. Brown (MD) - 7 CAR, 61 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: D. Long (MD) - 2 REC, 48 YDS, 1 TD

Maryland cruises to 52-7 win over James Madison

Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- C.J. Brown ran for three touchdowns and threw for another as Maryland cruised past James Madison 52-7 in both teams' season opener on Saturday.

Brandon Ross and Albert Reid added second-half rushing touchdowns, and backup quarterback Caleb Rowe threw for one in the highest scoring performance of fourth-year coach Randy Edsall's tenure.

Anthony Nixon and Jeremiah Johnson had interceptions for the Terps, who will begin play in the Big Ten later this season.

Former Georgia Tech starter Vad Lee completed 16 of 37 passes for 141 yards in his debut for the Dukes.

New James Madison coach Everett Withers saw his offense penetrate Maryland territory only once before halftime, on a late second-quarter drive halted by Johnson's interception in the end zone.

James Madison falls to 0-3 against Maryland. The Terps won the previous two meetings by a combined 11 points.

Madison's Jimmy Moreland intercepted a Rowe pass in the fourth quarter, setting up the Dukes' lone score as John Miller plunged from one yard out.

Brown scored on first-half carries of 11, 8 and 2 yards, scoring three rushing touchdowns for the second time in his career. He finished with 61 yards on seven carries and completed 11 of 24 passes for 111 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown pass to Deon Long that made it 38-0.

Ross ran for 86 yards on 16 carries. The Terps outgained the Dukes 285-161 on the ground, and averaged 5.7 yards per carry.

Maryland led 14-0 after 6 minutes in the opening quarter on drives of 58 and 46 yards.

On the first, Brown bruised his way in from 11 yards, one play after finding Stefon Diggs over the middle for 5 yards on third-and-4.

On the second, he ran 8 yards into the end zone untouched on a designed QB draw to finish off a five-play march.

Brad Craddock's 49-yard field goal pushed the lead to 17-0 later in the first.

In the second quarter, Brown finished off a 15-play, 80-yard drive with another punishing run on a fourth-and-goal from the 2.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JMU
MD
1st Downs1630
Total Yards302471
Passing141186
Rushing161285
Penalties9-1025-35
3rd Down Conversions4-199-18
4th Down Conversions3-42-2
Turnovers31
Possession26:1033:50

Passing Leaders

James MadisonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vad Lee16/371413.802
MarylandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
C.J. Brown11/241114.610
Caleb Rowe7/11756.811

Rushing Leaders

James MadisonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Khalid Abdullah20673.4013
Alden Hill8364.5018
MarylandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brandon Ross16865.4112
Wes Brown13816.2033

Receiving Leaders

James MadisonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sean Tapley36220.7033
Brandon Ravenel4317.8013
MarylandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stefon Diggs55310.6017
Deon Long24824.0141

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJMUMD
TD11:43C.J. Brown 11 Yd Run (Brad Craddock Kick)07
TD8:48C.J. Brown 8 Yd Run (Brad Craddock Kick)014
FG1:57Brad Craddock 49 Yd Field Goal 017
SECOND QUARTERJMUMD
TD6:46C.J. Brown 2 Yd Run (Brad Craddock Kick)024
THIRD QUARTERJMUMD
TD12:20Brandon Ross 8 Yd Run (Brad Craddock Kick)031
TD7:55Deon Long 41 Yd pass from C.J. Brown (Brad Craddock Kick)038
TD0:10Kenneth Goins Jr. 2 Yd pass from Caleb Rowe (Brad Craddock Kick)045
FOURTH QUARTERJMUMD
TD10:56John Miller 1 Yd Run (Connor Arnone Kick)745
TD4:01Albert Reid 12 Yd Run (Brad Craddock Kick)752