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Gameday Coverage: No. 2 JMU dominates Morehead State in season opener

The No. 2 James Madison football team defeated Morehead State, 68-10, in the Dukes’ season...
The No. 2 James Madison football team defeated Morehead State, 68-10, in the Dukes’ season opener Saturday night at Bridgeforth Stadium.(WHSV)
Published: Sep. 4, 2021 at 9:41 PM EDT
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - The No. 2 James Madison football team defeated Morehead State, 68-10, in the Dukes’ season opener Saturday night at Bridgeforth Stadium.

Sixth-year senior quarterback Cole Johnson led the way for JMU. He completed 19-of-28 passes for 299 yards and threw five touchdowns. Redshirt freshman running back Kaelon Black accounted for 148 total yards while redshirt sophomore running back Latrele Palmer rushed for 98 yards and two touchdowns. JMU gained 688 total yards of offense.

Defensively, the Dukes allowed -57 rushing yards, a program record, and picked off three passes in an all-around dominant effort.

Jame Madison is scheduled to host Maine next Saturday, September 11. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. at Bridgeforth Stadium.

Watch TJ’s Three Takeaways from JMU’s season-opening win over Morehead State:

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