Saturday's CAA football roundup: JMU dominates Alcorn State

James Madison improved to 2-0 by breezing past Alcorn State 42-3 Saturday in Harrisonburg.

Dae'Quan Scott ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries for the Dukes, who play West Virginia next Saturday.

Justin Thorpe ran for 101 yards and a TD on nine carries and completed 14-of-18 for 140 yards and two TDs for the Dukes.

Minnesota 44, UNH 7

New Hampshire, which has made the FCS playoffs the last eight years, is noted for beating FBS opponents. But not Saturday.

MarQueis Gray threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more by halftime for the host Gophers, who scored their most points in a game in five years. Minnesota had lost three of its last five games against FCS teams, including last year to eventual national champion North Dakota State.

New Hampshire won at Northwestern in 2006 and actually won five straight games against FBS teams until losing at Pittsburgh in 2010.

But UNH freshman quarterback Sean Goldrich, the CAA Rookie of the Week, appeared to hurt his left shoulder at the end of a short run on New Hampshire’s second play from scrimmage. Backup quarterback Andy Vailas was 18-for-34 for 158 yards and an interception.

Richmond 41, Gardner-Webb 8

Coming off last week's loss at Virginia, the Spiders gained their first victory in Danny Rocco's coaching era by throttling the Bulldogs at Robins Stadium.

UR scored 17 points in the first quarter and 14 in the second for a 31-6 halftime edge.


Justin Hunter of Virginia Beach, a former Ocean Lakes High star, tied a school single-game record by catching three of Tyler Bray’s four touchdown passes as Tennessee trounced Georgia State 51-13 in Knoxville. Hunter caught eight passes for 146 yards. ...

Delaware beat Delaware State 38-14 in Dover as Trent Hurley passed for two touchdowns and ran for one. Delaware State’s Nick Elko was 35-of-50 for 298 yards, a TD and two interceptions, the first of which was returned 91 yards for a touchdown by Ricky Tunstall. ...

Kyle Frazier threw three TD passes to help Monmouth end its eight-game home losing streak with a 41-6 win over Rhode Island (0-1), which incurred its eighth straight road loss.
Frazier’s first-half touchdowns led Monmouth (1-1) to a 24-3 halftime lead. Frazier completed 18-of-28 passes with no interceptions.

Villanova beat Fordham 28-13, dominating the visiting Rams 21-0 after halftime. The Wildcats (1-1) took the lead for good at 14-13 by driving 97 yards for a touchdown, with Kevin Monangai going the final yard and Mark Hamilton kicking the PAT with 9:12 left in the third quarter.