Football Falls to #10 James Madison

 

Football Falls to #10 James Madison

ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine football team fell to #10 James Madison by the score of 31-7 on Saturday afternoon at Alfond Stadium. Maine falls to 3-6 overall and 2-4 in CAA play while James Madison improves to 7-2 and 5-1 in league play.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Dukes got on the board first with a Cameron Starke 30-yard field goal with 13:10 left in the second quarter.
 
James Madison quarterback Justin Thorpe was able to give the Dukes a 10-0 lead with 3:46 left in the first half on a nine-yard touchdown run.
 
James Madison extended its lead when Dae'Quann Scott put the Dukes up 17-0 just after halftime on a 27-yard run.
 
The Black Bears continued to battle but the Dukes added a couple of more scores to take a commanding lead.
 

Jamal Clay (Mahwah, N.J.) got Maine on the board when he stripped the ball and returned it 67 yards for a score late in the game.

Clay had a game-high 13 tackles, including a tackle-for-loss and the fumble return for a score.  Donte Dennis (Rahway, N.J) notched 12 tackles, including the 300th of his career.
 
Maine hosts Georgia State on Saturday in the Black Bears' Senior Day. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.


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