NCAAF Game Recap - Villanova at James Madison
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

Ala
47
TxAM
28
F
FlaSt
14
Clem
45
F
SCar
20
UGA
17
F(1OT)
Fla
28
LSU
42
F
Okla
34
Tex
27
F
MSU
0
Wisc
38
F
USC
27
ND
30
F
PSU
17
Iowa
12
F
Colo
3
Oreg
45
F
Hawaii
37
Boise
59
F
Utah
52
OreSt
7
F
Mich
42
Ill
25
F
WaSt
34
AzSt
38
F
Lou
62
Wake
59
F
UVA
9
MiaFL
17
F
TxTch
30
Bayl
33
F(1OT)
Mem
28
Temp
30
F
Cin
38
Hou
23
F
App
17
ULLaf
7
F
Syr
10
NCSt
16
F
ULMon
24
TxSt
14
F
ColSt
35
NM
21
F
MiaOH
16
WestMI
38
F
Toled
7
BGSU
20
F
MisSt
10
Tenn
20
F
MD
14
Purd
40
F
Rut
0
Ind
35
F
GATec
23
Duke
41
F
Ball
29
E Mi
23
F
OD
17
Marsh
31
F
NMSt
28
C Mi
42
F
NIU
39
Ohio
36
F
Kent
26
Akr
3
F
BYU
23
SoFL
27
F
UConn
7
Tul
49
F
SJSU
38
Nev
41
F
UNLV
34
Vand
10
F
IASt
38
WVU
14
F
URI
17
VaTec
34
F
MidTN
13
FlAtl
28
F
GASt
31
CoCar
21
F
UAB
33
UTSA
14
F
Fres
24
AF
43
F
Army
8
W Ky
17
F
NorTx
27
SMiss
45
F
Miss
27
Mizzu
38
F
UMass
21
LaTec
69
F
Char
23
FLInt
48
F
Navy
45
Tuls
17
F
Neb
7
Minn
34
F
Ark
20
KY
24
F
Wyo
22
SDSU
26
F
Wash
51
Ariz
27
F

James Madison 38, Villanova 24

Oct 12, 2019, 1:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Villanova (6-1)

0

10

14

0

24

James Madison (6-1)

7

10

0

21

38

Pick-6 cements James Madison comeback, top Villanova 38-24
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:15 PM

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) - Ben DiNucci passed for three touchdowns, MJ Hampton returned an interception 83 yards for the winning score and James Madison rallied with a dominant fourth quarter to clip Villanova 38-24 on Saturday in a clash of two teams ranked in the top five of the FCS polls.

The second-ranked Dukes (6-1, 3-0 Colonial Athletic Association) entered the fourth quarter trailing by a touchdown, but scored three times and shut out the fifth-ranked Wildcats (6-1, 3-1) over the final 15 minutes. Villanova lost a fumble, had three passes picked off and missed a field goal in its last five possessions.

The backbreaker came with 10:48 remaining when Daniel Smith was driving Villanova to a second-and-6 at the 21. He threw to Changa Hodge on the right flat, but Hamilton had a running start and snatched the ball away as it arrived.

At midfield, he cut inside behind a key block from Dimitri Holloway to beat Smith and was in the clear for the winning score.

Smith finished with 387 yards passing. Hodge led all receivers with 134 yards and two TDs on eight catches.

DiNucci passed for 216 yards, Riley Stapleton caught two TD passes, Latrele Palmer gained 103 yards on eight carries with a touchdown.

Passing

Vill Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Smith 47 26 55.3 3 387 44 3 77.2
JMU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
B. DiNucci 32 20 62.5 3 216 26 0 113.5

Rushing

Vill Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Barlee 11 38 3.5 10 0
R. Pringle 2 5 2.5 9 0
JMU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
L. Palmer 8 103 12.9 69 1
P. Agyei-Obese 11 41 3.7 17 0

Receiving

Vill Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Hodge 8 134 16.8 43 2
Z. Kerxton 4 95 23.8 44 0
JMU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
R. Stapleton 5 44 8.8 16 2
B. Polk 4 44 11.0 26 1

Fumbles

JMU F FL
J. Hamilton 1 0

Returning

Vill KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Boykin 6 19.5 0 26 0 - 0 0
JMU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Polk 3 28.3 0 37 0 - 0 0
J. Hamilton 1 3.0 0 3 0 - 0 0

Punting

Vill Punt Yds Avg LgPu
N. Fondacaro 1 44 44.0 44
JMU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
H. O'Kelly 4 155 38.8 44

Takeaways

JMU Int Yds InTD
R. Robinson 1 0 0
M. Hampton 1 83 1

Team Stats Comparison

Vill JMU
Points For 24 38
Total Yards 431 374
Rushing Yards 44 158
Passing Yards 387 216
Passing Completions / Attempts 26/47 20/32
Turnovers 4 0
Interceptions Thrown 3 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 1/0
First Downs 24 19
Penalties - Yards 3/30 9/85
Time Of Possession 58:58 2:02
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/13 9/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/2 0/2
Punts - Average Yards 1/44 4/39

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Vill JMU
JMU 4:21 TD Riley Stapleton 2 yd pass from Ben DiNucci (Ethan Ratke kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter Vill JMU
Vill 0:36 TD Changa Hodge 43 yd pass from Daniel Smith (Drew Kresge kick) 7 7
JMU 5:41 TD Riley Stapleton 5 yd pass from Ben DiNucci (Ethan Ratke kick) 7 14
Vill 11:46 FG Drew Kresge 39 yd FG 10 14
JMU 14:21 FG Ethan Ratke 43 yd FG 10 17
3rd Quarter Vill JMU
Vill 4:42 TD Todd Summers 4 yd pass from Daniel Smith (Drew Kresge kick) 17 17
Vill 9:23 TD Changa Hodge 10 yd pass from Daniel Smith (Drew Kresge kick) 24 17
4th Quarter Vill JMU
JMU 1:07 TD Brandon Polk 26 yd pass from Ben DiNucci (Ethan Ratke kick) 24 24
JMU 4:12 TD MJ Hampton 83 yd interception return (Ethan Ratke kick) 24 31
JMU 7:32 TD Latrele Palmer 69 yd run (Ethan Ratke kick) 24 38

Game Information

Stadium: Showker Field at Bridgeforth Stadium, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Attendance: 25,076
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