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James Madison 44, Middle Tennessee 7

Associated Press

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Graduate transfer Todd Centeio threw six touchdown passes to tie James Madison's single-game record and the Dukes made a sparkling debut at the FCS level with a 44-7 win over Middle Tennessee.

The Dukes, a two-time FCS champion moving into the Sun Belt Conference, were never challenged, piling up 548 yards of offense and holding the Blue Raiders to 119, just 12 on the ground.

Centeio was 21 of 33 for 287 yards and ran for 110 yards on 14 carries, helping James Madison to its 20th-straight home opening winning.

Kris Thornton had 12 receptions for 155 yards, hauling in three straight touchdowns, covering 7, 35 and 19 yards. That came after Reggie Brown had touchdown receptions of 20 and 29 yards to start the scoring.

Middle Tennessee had 11 first downs, 20 less than James Madison, and had the ball for just 23 minutes.


Scoring Summary
Second Quarter MiddTnJMU
JMU TD 14:55 Reggie Brown 20 yd pass from Todd Centeio (Camden Wise kick) 0 7
JMU TD 6:49 Reggie Brown 29 yd pass from Todd Centeio (Camden Wise kick) 0 14
JMU TD 3:05 Kris Thornton 7 yd pass from Todd Centeio (Camden Wise kick) 0 21
Third Quarter MiddTnJMU
JMU TD 13:16 Kris Thornton 35 yd pass from Todd Centeio (Camden Wise kick) 0 28
JMU TD 10:47 Kris Thornton 19 yd pass from Todd Centeio (Camden Wise kick) 0 35
JMU SF 10:36 Team safety 0 37
MiddTn TD 3:31 Yusuf Ali 26 yd pass from Chase Cunningham (Zeke Rankin kick) 7 37
Fourth Quarter MiddTnJMU
JMU TD 6:49 Devin Ravenel 9 yd pass from Todd Centeio (Camden Wise kick) 7 44
Team Stats
  Middle Tennessee James Madison
First downs 10 31
  Rushing 2 14
  Passing 6 15
  Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Efficiency 4-16, 25% 9-17, 53%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 0-2, 0%
Rushes-Yards 28-12 52-261
Passing Yards 113 287
Return Yards 15 72
Completions-Attempts-Int 19-33-0 21-33-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 4--17 2--16
Punts 9 5
Punts-Average 42.1 42
Fumbles Lost 1-1 1-0
Penalties - Yards 5-43 6-70
Time of Possession 23:05 36:55
Middle Tennessee Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Cunningham 18 32 116 1 0
P. Rice 1 1 -3 0 0
James Madison Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Centeio 21 33 287 6 0
Middle Tennessee Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. Sparrow 6 15 2.5 0
D. Bracy 4 14 3.5 0
F. Peasant 9 3 0.3 0
J. Ervin 1 -1 -1.0 0
C. Cunningham 8 -19 -2.4 0
James Madison Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Centeio 14 110 7.9 0
P. Agyei-Obese 15 82 5.5 0
L. Palmer 10 36 3.6 0
K. Black 9 31 3.4 0
S. Malignaggi 2 7 3.5 0
W. Knight 1 -1 -1.0 0
D. Ravenel 1 -4 -4.0 0
Middle Tennessee Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
Y. Ali 8 60 7.5 1
I. Gathings 6 34 5.7 0
J. Sherman 1 16 16.0 0
A. Sparrow 1 5 5.0 0
M. Tinsley 1 1 1.0 0
D. Bracy 1 0 0.0
0
E. Metcalf 1 -3 -3.0 0
James Madison Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Thornton 12 155 12.9 3
R. Brown 5 78 15.6 2
K. Black 1 25 25.0 0
D. Ravenel 2 15 7.5 1
W. Knight 1 14 14.0 0
Middle Tennessee Interceptions
Player Int Yards
James Madison Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Middle Tennessee Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
K. Ulbrich 9 379 42.1
James Madison Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
S. Clark 5 210 42.0
Middle Tennessee Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
James Madison Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Sarratt 4 52 13.0
Middle Tennessee Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Ross 1 15 15.0
James Madison Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Thornton 2 20 10.0
Middle Tennessee Missed FG
Player Length
James Madison Missed FG
Player Length
C. Wise 37




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