HARRISONBURG, Va. - Trailing 13-10 at the half, 16th-ranked James Madison University scored 14 third-quarter points to rally for a 24-13 Atlantic 10 victory against No. 23 University of New Hampshire at Bridgeforth Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
UNH (4-1 overall, 2-1) took a 7-3 lead at 14:04 of the second quarter when junior quarterback Ryan Day (Manchester, N.H.) connected with Kamau Peterson (Windsor, Ontario) on a 75-yard pass play.
JMU (3-1, 1-0) regained the lead, 10-7 with 4:17 to play in the opening half but New Hampshire took a 13-10 lead into the locker room when Stephan Lewis (Coatesville, Pa.) caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Day with 40 seconds left in the half.
JMU quarterback Charles Berry scored on runs of 17 and seven yards in the third quarter to put the Dukes back in front for the remainder of the game.
Day finished the game 31-for-46 with 322 passing yards. Peterson had 12 catches for 174 yards and Lewis caught 10 passes for 71 yards.
JMU was led offensively by Berry, who was 15 of 25 for 181 yards and was the game's leading rusher with 105 yards on 22 carries.
The next Wildcat football game is Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 14 against Richmond. Kickoff is 12 p.m.