Terps Edge JMU, 38-35, in Overtime
Sept. 12, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Nick Ferrara kicked a 26-yard field goal in overtime, giving Maryland a win over James Madison.
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.
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 62 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 JMU quarterback Drew 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.
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 in the half, and Smith, who had four catches for 51 yards in addition to an 81-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Smith finished with 229 all-purpose yards, including 127 yards in kickoff returns, 80 yards receiving on eight catches and 22 yards on a pair of rushes.
Turner finished the game with 236 yards on a 25-for-38 passing day with one touchdown. Scott was the Terps' leading rusher with 68 yards on 17 carries.
Next up, the Terps play host to Middle Tennessee State at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. Tickets for home games are available through the Maryland Athletics Ticket Office. Fans may call 1-800-IM-A-TERP or click here.
A replay of ESPN360's webcast of the Maryland-James Madison game will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. The Ralph Friedgen Television Show airs at 7 p.m.
Material from the Associated Press contributed to this recap