Oct. 31, 2009

Courtesy of James Madison

NEWARK, Del, Oct. 31, 2009 - Redshirt freshman quarterback Justin Thorpe (Richmond, Va./Varina) ran for one touchdown and threw for another to lead the James Madison football team to a 20-8 victory at Delaware Saturday.

Thorpe ran 12 yards for JMU's first touchdown and hit senior tight end Charlie Newman (Harrisonburg, Va./Turner Ashby) on a seven-yard scoring play for the Dukes' second touchdown.

The first-year quarterback threw for 262 yards overall, and JMU compiled 386 yards of total offense in winning at Delaware for the first time since 1994.

The victory snapped a four-game JMU losing streak and raised the Dukes' overall record to 3-5 and their Colonial Athletic Association mark to 1-4.

Delaware fell to 5-3 overall and to 3-3 in the CAA.

JMU returns home next Saturday (Nov. 7) to face CAA opponent Maine in 3 p.m. game.