#3 JMU holds on for win over #21 Liberty

The #3 James Madison football team put together another solid defensive effort and managed enough offense to pull out a 10-3 victory over #21 Liberty, Sat., Sept. 25 at Bridgeforth Stadium. With the win, the Dukes moved to 3-0 for the first time under Head Coach Mickey Matthews, while the Flames fell to 2-2.

Liberty broke on the scoreboard first after starting on its own 3-yard line, marching down the field on an 18-play, 95-yard drive that went more than nine minutes. However, the Dukes’ defense stiffened near the goal line and held the Flames out of the end zone, forcing a field goal attempt. Matt Bevins connected from 19 yards and the visitors had a 3-0 lead early in the second quarter.

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