HARRISONBURG, Va. — James Madison has packed his street list and is returning to Harrisonburg for his penultimate game of the 2022 season when it welcomes Georgia State to town on Saturday, Nov. 19.
Kick-off from Bridgeforth Stadium is scheduled for 2pm and will be streamed on ESPN+. The pre-game radio broadcast on the Morris Insurance & Financial JMU Radio Network will begin at 1:00 p.m
Saturday’s game is sponsored by Pepsi and the 2022 JMU football season is presented by CarMax.
Kick-off: 2 p.m
Harrisonburg, Virginia | Bridgeforth Stadium (24,877)
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Radio: WSVA 92.1FM/550AM
Listen: Varsity Network
JMU Game Notes
JMU ALL TIMES VS. GEORGIA STATE
- This weekend marks only the second matchup of all time between the teams.
- The Dukes and Panthers first met on October 27, 2012 in GSU’s only season in the Colonial Athletic Association before advancing to the FBS level and the Sun Belt.
- The JMU won the game in Harrisonburg with 28:21.
- Dae’Quan Scott rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown as JMU built a 28-7 lead early in the fourth quarter before two GSU touchdowns cut the 6:31 lead to seven.
- The Panthers had 56 seconds of possession left and drove to JMU 45 before a sack ended the game.
SUN BELT SCORING WITH TWO TO PLAY
- Although JMU is not qualified for a bowl game and a berth in the Sun Belt Conference championship game, the Dukes can still finish with the best record in the East Division and the best overall conference record.
- Coastal Carolina, who will represent the East in the title game next month, is 6-1 with their only SBC game remaining at JMU on Nov. 26.
- The Dukes are 4-2 ahead of a 3-3 Georgia State team before meeting Coastal in the finals.
- GSU and Marshall are both at 5-3 and could end up tied at the top of the East despite Coastal defeating both teams.
- In the West, Troy and South Alabama are each 5-1, with the Trojans holding the direct tiebreak.
- Southern Miss and ULM are both 3-3 and could draw with two more wins in the west.
CENTEIO FOR OYSTER BOWL MVP, SUN BELT PLAYER OF THE WEEK
- Todd Centio put JMU back on track with a 37-3 blowout win at the Old Dominion and was named MVP of the 72nd Annual Oyster Bowl.
- On Monday, he added the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week award for the third time this season.
- In Saturday’s road win, Centeio was 18 of 21 for 306 yards while rushing for 12 yards and a touchdown.
- He completed his first 11 passes and threw for 206 yards in the first half alone to give JMU a 17-0 lead.
- It was the third 300-yard pass in his last four games.
DUKES ROLLING FOR FIRST WIN OVER ODU IN FOOTBALL
- JMU, which owned all three stages of the game, won 37-3 at the Old Dominion last Saturday.
- The win, which ended a three-game sled, was JMU’s first in three tries against the Monarchs.
- In addition to Centeio’s big day, Krist Thornton made six catches for 140 yards with a pair of 40+ yard grabs.
- Percy Agyei-obese rushed for 82 yards and a score while Kaelon Black had 88 total yards with 51 rushing and a touchdown and 37 receiving.
- JMU held ODU for 227 total yards and forced four turnovers, including a pick-six by prison walkerhis second of the season.
- The win secured a successful season for JMU in their first year at the FBS level.
.500 OR BETTER IN 20 STRAIGHT
- JMU has produced a plethora of victories on the gridiron year after year.
- Last week’s victory in Norfolk secured the Dukes a winning record and marked their ninth straight season in which they accomplished the feat (2014-2022).
- It also secured a record .500 or better for a staggering 20 straight seasons.
- Since 2003, JMU has had a winning record in 18 of 20 seasons, finishing 2003 and 2013 with 6-6 records.
- Dating back to the program’s first year in 1972, JMU has a track record of success spanning 33 of 51 seasons.
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- ESPN+: Curt Dudley (pxp), Arthur Moats (analyst), Corey Spector (sideline)
- Radio: Dave Riggert (pxp), Alex Miller (analyst)
NATIONAL AUDIENCE FOR FINALS
- Next week, JMU wraps up the 2022 season at home when it hosts #23 Coastal Carolina on Saturday, November 26.
- The Sun Belt and ESPN announced this week that the game will be televised nationally on ESPNU at noon.
- This is JMU’s third nationally televised game of the season and first at Bridgeforth Stadium.
- JMU and Coastal have met twice before, with the Chanticleers winning 31-27 at Conway in 2005 and the Dukes running 45-10 at home in the 2007 season.
- Pending this week’s result, next week’s matchup could determine the best record in the Sun Belt East division.