JMU Defeats UNH Football 35-28

Durham, NH - James Madison University scored with 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter to lift the Dukes over the University of New Hampshire Wildcats 35-28 Saturday at Cowell Stadium.

Senior Dan Curran (29 carries, 121 yards) ran for a 20 yard touchdown to put the Wildcats on the board 7-0. James Madison tied the game 7-7 with four minutes left in the first quarter when Curtis Keaton (32 carries, 161 yards) caught a 20 yard pass from quarterback Charles Berry.

The Dukes opened the second quarter with a 21 yard field goal to go up 10-7. JMU struck again over a minute later when Keaton ran in six yards for a 17-7 Dukes lead. Glover converted a 32 yard field goal for a 20-7 JMU lead. The Wildcats Kamau Peterson caught a 22 yard pass from quarterback Ryan Day to cut the lead 20-14 entering the second half

The Dukes had a chance for a 23-14 lead with over six minutes left to play in the third quarter but the Wildcats blocked the attempt. Curran scored his second touchdown of the game with over four minutes left to play in the third quarter to give the Wildcats a 21-20 lead.

Payton found Robert Carson for a two yard touchdown pass to put JMU on top 28-21 in the fourth quarter. Day tied the game for the Wildcats 28-28 six minutes later on a one yard run. Keaton put JMU on top 35-28 with 20 seconds left to play to win the game.

UNH falls to 1-2 overall and 1-2 in the Atlantic 10 Conference. JMU improves to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the Atlantic 10.

The Wildcats travel to the University of Richmond Saturday Sept. 25 for a 1 p.m. start. The Dukes host the University of Delaware on Saturday Sept. 25 at 6 p.m.

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