State football: James Madison hammers Towson, 62-7


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Vad Lee threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns as host James Madison cruised past Towson, 62-7, on Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association game.

The Tigers' conference road winning streak ended at seven games. Towson had won 13 of its previous 14 road games.


Brandon Ravenel caught eight passes for 107 yards and a score, and John Miller capped the rout with three fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns for James Madison (4-3, 2-2 CAA), which has taken nine of the past 10 in the series. Khalid Abdullah added a rushing touchdown, and Lee finished 24-for-33 as the Dukes surpassed 30 points for the fifth time in six games.

Darius Victor ran for 37 yards and the lone score for Towson (2-5, 0-3), which has lost three in a row. Connor Frazier went 17-for-24 for 108 yards and an interception while Joe Brennan completed six of eight passes for 59 yards but had a fumble returned for a touchdown in a tough afternoon for Tigers quarterbacks.

Lee and Ravenel connected for a 48-yard touchdown 50 seconds into the game, and Lee found DeAndre' Smith for a 21-yard score later in the first quarter to make it 13-0. The defense took over in the second quarter as Rhakeem Stallings returned Brennan's fumble for a touchdown and Jimmy Moreland ran Frazier's interception back 26 yards for a score to make it 27-0 at the half.

Victor burst through for a 1-yard score to get Towson on the board with 3:22 left in the third, but Lee and Smith connected again before the end of the period to push the lead to 41-7. The fourth quarter belonged to Miller, who scored on a pair of 1-yard runs and a 47-yard scamper.

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Bowie State 39, Chowan 11: The visiting Bulldogs (2-4, 2-1 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) got a lift from kicker Mario Diaz-Aviles in the first half, before Trevon Bennett completed three touchdown passes in the second half to beat the Braves (1-5, 1-2).

Chowan took an 8-0 lead at the 13:53 mark of the first quarter. Diaz-Aviles kicked three consecutive field goals of 17, 27 and 26 yards for a 9-8 Bowie State lead with 10:11 left in the first half.

Chowan answered with a 45-yard field goal with 6:44 left to take an 11-9 halftime advantage.

Bennett went 33-for-44 for 263 yards.

Salisbury 36, Utica 19: The host Sea Gulls (3-2) trailed by five points with less than six minutes left in the third quarter before putting together the last three scoring drives to pull away from the Pioneers (4-2).

Quarterback John Dunbar rushed 23 times for 75 yards and three touchdowns, including the last two for Salisbury. He also threw for 111 yards. The Sea Gulls outrushed Utica 402 yards to 85.

Jerome Johnson had seven carries for 80 yards and had 169 all-purpose yards to lead the offense, which put up a season-high 513 total yards.

SUNY-Brockport 46, Frostburg State 0: The host Golden Eagles (3-2, 1-2 Empire 8) scored three touchdowns in the second quarter and held the Bobcats (2-4, 0-4) in check all game.

Brockport had 483 yards of total offense and quarterback Chase Venuto threw three touchdown passes. All three scoring passes came in the first half for a 28-0 Brockport lead at the break. Dan Andrews ran for 125 yards on 30 carries and a third quarter touchdown as Brockport built a 37-0 cushion after three quarters.

Frostburg totaled just 80 yards of offense and was forced to punt seven times.

Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article.


Towson 0 0 7 0 7
James Madison 13 14 14 21 62


Jmu: Ravenel 48 pass from V.Lee(Kick failed), 14:10.

Jmu: Da.Smith 21 pass from V.Lee (Maglio kick), 0:47.


Jmu: R.Stallings 27 fumble return (Maglio kick), 3:01.

Jmu: Ji.Moreland 26 interception return (Maglio kick), 2:15.


Jmu: K.Abdullah 16 run (Maglio kick), 9:16.

Tows: D.Victor 1 run (Hurwitz kick), 3:22.

Jmu: Da.Smith 1 pass from V.Lee (Maglio kick), 0:46.


Jmu: Jh.Miller 1 run (Maglio kick), 12:43.

Jmu: Jh.Miller 47 run (Maglio kick), 5:58.

Jmu: Jh.Miller 1 run (Maglio kick), 2:54.

First downs 17 31
Rushes-yards 41-67 43-268
Passing 167 285
Comp-att-int 23-32-1 27-37-1
Return yards 189 33
Punts 7-39.3 2-46.5
Fumbles-lost 0-3 0-0
Penalties-yards 4-35 8-89
Time of poss 35:39 24:21

RUSHING: Towson, D.Victor 12-37, Me.Dickerson 7-29, Cn.Frazier 18-22, Je.Brennan 4-(minus 21). James Madison, Jh.Miller 11-74, Schiele 2-51, K.Abdullah 6-41, Latney 10-38, Ravenel 1-35, V.Lee 11-24, Da.Smith 1-3, Do.Richards 0-3.

PASSING: Towson, Cn.Frazier 17-24-1-108, Je.Brennan 6-8-0-59. James Madison, V.Lee 24-33-1-255, Schiele 3-4-0-30.

RECEIVING: Towson, S.Wilkins 7-57, Vallely 4-45, Ao.Scott 4-33, De.Joseph 3-20, D.Victor 2-(minus 4), Da.Stephenson 1-9, Cn.Frazier 1-6, McCargo 1-1. James Madison, Ravenel 8-107, Cheatham 7-66, Da.Smith 4-55, I.Hyman 4-28, Coble 2-18, K.Abdullah 2-11

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