With the Dukes (1-1) ahead 7-3 in the fourth quarter, tailback Dae’Quan Scott ran for an 8-yard touchdown that increased their lead to 14-3. Scott finished with 138 yards on 20 carries.
The Dukes forced the Blue Devils to punt from their own 2, setting up a short drive from the Central Connecticut State 34-yard line.
James Madison’s defense held firm in the fourth quarter, stopping Central Connecticut State on two of their three fourth-quarter drives. Stephon Robertson finished with 14 tackles on the night.
The Blue Devils scored their only touchdown on a Chris Tolbert 3-yard run as time expired. Tolbert finished with 18 yards on five carries and Brian Fowler led the way with 93 yards on 21 carries.