HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Latrele Palmer and Jawon Hamilton each rushed for a pair of touchdowns, Percy Agyei-Obese gained 116 yards with a score and James Madison opened the unusual spring football season with a 52-0 blanking of Morehead State on Saturday.
The Dukes, 2019 FCS championship game runners-up, pounded Morehead State with 556 yards of offense to 98. JMU gained 369 yards on the ground and went 6-for-6 in the red zone.
It was James Madison’s fifth 300-yard rushing game for second-year coach Curt Cignetti. The shutout was the 28th for the Dukes.
Cole Johnson, who has been with JMU since 2016, passed for 147 yards with a 52-yard scoring strike to Kris Thornton in the second quarter. Johnson was 10 of 14 passing in his debut as the Dukes starter.