Maryland squeezes past James Madison in OT, 38-35Sep 15, 2009 - 9:38 PM By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer
COLLEGE PARK, Md.(AP) -- Nick Ferrara kicked a 26-yard field goal in overtime, giving Maryland a narrow 38-35 win over James Madison on Saturday night.
Starting first in overtime, James Madison moved one yard in three plays before Dixon Wright was wide right on a 41-yard field goal try.
Maryland (1-1) then used two runs by Da'Rel Scott to move the ball to the 13. Following two carries by quarterback Chris Turner, the second of which got the ball to the middle of the field, Ferrara connected.
Coming off a 52-13 loss to California, the Terrapins hoped to rebound with a convincing win over James Madison, a Football Championship Subdivision team that was 0-9 against Football Bowl Subdivision teams since 1990. But Maryland received another poor performance from its young defense and an inconsistent showing from an offense that committed two turnovers.
The Terrapins, however, got it right in overtime.
James Madison's Drew Dudzik ran for 112 yards and a touchdown, and threw for two scores. Were it not for a variety of penalties against James Madison - 11 for 105 yards - the Dukes (0-1) might have won.
Up 21-6 in the second quarter, the Terrapins yielded 22 straight points and trailed 28-21 with 13 minutes left. The comeback was fueled by Maryland turnovers: A fumbled punt and an interception that was returned 38 yards for a touchdown by Jon Williams.
The Terrapins pulled even on an 8-yard run by wide receiver Torrey Smith with 12:18 remaining, but Maryland's porous defense couldn't hold the lead for even a minute. Dudzik faked a handoff into the line, rolled left and broke free for a 70-yard run to give James Madison a 35-28 lead with 11:23 to go.
On the ensuing drive, the Terps faced a fourth-and-4 from the James Madison 47. Turner completed a 20-yard pass to Ronnie Tyler, then hit Adrian Cannon for a 27-yard touchdown with 5:09 remaining.
That ended the scoring until overtime.
The Dukes capitalized on the game's first turnover to pull into a tie at 21 with 3:05 left in the third quarter. After Kenny Tate fumbled on a punt return and Corwin Archer recovered at the Maryland 45, Dudzik threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Mike Caussin, who made a great catch in the end zone over linebacker Adrian Moten.
Minutes later, Williams' interception return provided James Madison with its first lead.
The Dukes outgained Maryland in the first half 217-151, but the Terrapins built a 21-14 lead behind Turner, who went 11-for-14 for 97 yards, and Smith, who had four catches for 51 yards in addition to an 81-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
- NCAAF FINAL IN 1ST OT
1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT TOTAL
--- --- --- --- -- -----
JMU 6 8 14 7 0 35
MARYLAND 14 7 0 14 3 38 FINAL IN 1ST OT
1ST QUARTER: MARYLAND - TD, DA'REL SCOTT 1 YD RUN (NICK
FERRARA KICK), 6:55. MARYLAND
JMU - TD, MIKE CAUSSIN 20 YD PASS FROM
DREW DUDZIK (PAT FAILED),
Sep 12 8:32 PM
MARYLAND 38 IN 1ST OT POSSESSION
James Madison 35, Maryland 38 OTSep 12 8:31 PM
MARYLAND 35 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR
Sep 12 8:20 PM
MARYLAND 35 5:09 LEFT, 4TH QTR
James Madison 35, Maryland 35 4th - 5:09Sep 12 7:56 PM
MARYLAND 28 11:23 LEFT, 4TH QTR
James Madison 35, Maryland 28 4th - 11:23Sep 12 7:39 PM
MARYLAND 28 12:18 LEFT, 4TH QTR
James Madison 28, Maryland 28 4th - 12:18Sep 12 7:35 PM
MARYLAND 21 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR
Sep 12 7:30 PM
MARYLAND 21 1:38 LEFT, 3RD QTR
James Madison 28, Maryland 21 3rd - 1:38Sep 12 7:21 PM
MARYLAND 21 1:38 LEFT, 3RD QTR
James Madison 27, Maryland 21 3rd - 1:38Sep 12 7:21 PM
MARYLAND 21 3:05 LEFT, 3RD QTR
James Madison 21, Maryland 21 3rd - 3:05Sep 12 7:16 PM
MARYLAND 21 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR
Sep 12 6:34 PM
MARYLAND 21 2:06 LEFT, 2ND QTR
James Madison 14, Maryland 21 2nd - 2:06Sep 12 6:07 PM
MARYLAND 21 4:46 LEFT, 2ND QTR
James Madison 6, Maryland 21 2nd - 4:46Sep 12 5:59 PM
MARYLAND 14 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR
Sep 12 5:39 PM
MARYLAND 14 1:20 LEFT, 1ST QTR
James Madison 6, Maryland 14 1st - 1:20Sep 12 5:34 PM
MARYLAND 13 1:20 LEFT, 1ST QTR
James Madison 6, Maryland 13 1st - 1:20Sep 12 5:34 PM
MARYLAND 7 1:30 LEFT, 1ST QTR
James Madison 6, Maryland 7 1st - 1:30Sep 12 5:32 PM
MARYLAND 7 8:05 LEFT, 1ST QTR
James Madison 0, Maryland 7 1st - 8:05Sep 12 5:17 PM
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