HARRISONBURG, Va. – James Madison overcame a 14-point halftime deficit, scoring the final 17 points of the game, to rally past Elon, 20-17, in the Colonial Athletic Association football opener for both teams on Saturday afternoon at Rhodes Stadium.

The #1 Dukes improved to 3-0 (1-0 CAA) while the Phoenix dropped to 1-2 (0-1 CAA). JMU also moved to 8-1 in the all-time series with Elon.

After falling behind 17-3 at halftime, the Dukes never allowed Elon to score again, limiting the hosts to just 36 second-half yards with a pair of first downs. Trailing 17-6 into the fourth quarter, the Dukes put together back-to-back touchdown drives with a huge special-teams play in between.

Game Recap (James Madison) | Game Recap (Elon) | Box Score
Stadium: Rhodes Stadium
Location: Elon, N.C.
Attendance: 1147
Duration: 2:50

JMU: Cole Johnson (107 PASS); Percy Agyei-Obese (132 RUSH); Kris Thornton (53 REC);

ELON: JR Martin (129 PASS); Jaylan Thomas (49 RUSH); Bryson Daughtry (36 REC);



Rhodes Stadium
Elon, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States


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