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DiNucci named CAA Offensive Player of the Week

Ben DiNucci is completing more than 73% of his passes through the Dukes' first three games of the season.
Ben DiNucci is completing more than 73% of his passes through the Dukes' first three games of the season.(WHSV)
Published: Nov. 11, 2019 at 9:43 AM EST
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James Madison redshirt senior quarterback Ben DiNucci has been named Colonial Athletic Association Football Offensive Player of the Week after his solid showing in JMU’s 38-point win over the weekend.

DiNucci completed 19-of-24 passes for a season-high 293 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a score, as the second-ranked Dukes defeated #23 New Hampshire, 54-16.

The Wexford, Pa. native, who played just over three quarters, connected on a season-best 79.2% of his throws and tallied all three touchdowns in the first half, as the Dukes rallied from a 10-3 deficit. The performance came against a UNH team that ranked seventh in FCS in scoring defense (16.6 ppg).

It marked DiNucci’s second career CAA weekly honor, as he also won Offensive Player of the Week almost a year to the day back on Nov. 12, 2018.

DiNucci and the Dukes return to action on Saturday, Nov. 16 when they host Richmond. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. at Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field. DiNucci, along with his fellow seniors, will be recognized prior to kickoff.

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