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James Madison Falls 35-33 to Zips - Recap

James Madison was unable to slow down Andrew Pratt, who produced 118 receiving yards as the Zips defeated the Dukes 35-33 on Saturday.

The Zips won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 3-point spread. OVER bettors were rewarded when the final score pointed to an OVER play.

Nick Hirschman completed 6 of 10 pass attempts for 144 yards for the Zips in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Dae'Quan Scott rushed for 107 yards for James Madison, while Jainard Lambert added 40 yards. Michael Birdsong threw for 310 yards for the Dukes, while receivers Daniel Brown and DeAndre' Smith had 74 and 57 yards respectively.

Akron lost the offensive yardage battle to James Madison 498-356 yards in Saturday's game. James Madison had more first downs as that total ended up 26-14.

James Madison led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 38:20/21:40 split in that important category.