JMU Falls At North Dakota

D.J. McNorton rushed for 154 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, and North Dakota State beat James Madison 26-14 on Saturday in a second-round FCS playoff game.

Sam Ojuri added 61 yards and two scores for the Bison (11-1), who will host Lehigh in the quarterfinals next weekend.

Justin Thorpe had 182 yards passing for the Dukes (8-5), hooking up with DeAndre' Smith for a 20-yard score in the second quarter. In the fourth, Thorpe caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from wide receiver Kerby Long on a trick play. That pulled James Madison within 19-14 with 7:26 left.

McNorton's touchdown run came on North Dakota State's next play from scrimmage, after an out-of-bounds kickoff gave the Bison the ball at their own 40.

Ryan Jastram kicked a 53-yard field goal to put the Bison up 10-7 at halftime. He added a 44-yarder in the third quarter.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


WHSV.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WHSV-TV3
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 134978328 - whsv.com/a?a=134978328