RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — James Madison football suffered its first loss of the 2021 season Saturday, dropping a tight contest with Colonial Athletic Association foe Villanova in Harrisonburg 28-27.
The Wildcats held the Dukes off the scoreboard completely in the second half, while scoring 12 unanswered points in the 3rd quarter to overcome an 11-point deficit.
Quarterback Cole Johnson was 24-of-40 passing for 174 yards. He was unable to get the Dukes in the end-zone through the air. However, he did score a rushing touchdown.
Senior running back Percey Agyei-Obese led JMU in rushing with 83 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
JMU entered Saturday’s game ranked third in the most recent Football Championship Subdivision poll. Villanova was ranked 11th.
The Dukes head to Robins Stadium for a date with the Richmond Spiders next Saturday. Kickoff is 2 p.m.