McCloud, Black lead unbeaten James Madison to 41-13 win over Georgia Southern
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Jordan McCloud threw three touchdown passes, Kaelon Black scored three times and unbeaten James Madison avenged a tough loss from last season with a 41-13 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday.
The Dukes (6-0, 3-0 Sun Belt) were unbeaten and ranked No. 25 last year when they lost to the Eagles 45-38 on a late touchdown.
McCloud threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Elijah Sarratt and a 10-yarder to Black in the first quarter and Camden Wise added a pair of field goals for a 20-6 halftime lead. In a 21-point third quarter, McCloud threw a second TD pass to Black, who added a 20-yard rushing score.
Davis Brin was 31-of-52 passing for 271 yards and two of the Bulldogs’ three interceptions, one of those picks made by Chauncey Logan, who had a game-leading 11 tackles.
The Eagles (4-2, 1-1) ran for just 64 yards against the nation’s top rushing defense, which came in giving up only 38.6 yards per game on the ground.
JMU snapped an eight-game losing streak to Georgia Southern that went back to 1986.
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