DALLAS (AP) — Vad Lee found John Miller with a 17-yard touchdown pass with 27 seconds left to rally James Madison past SMU, 48-45, Saturday night.
The Mustangs (1-3) rallied from 10-points down on a pair of Matt Davis touchdowns in the final 4 minutes, but left 2:04 for James Madison (4-0), the top Football Championship Subdivision offense in three categories (scoring offense, total offense and first downs), enough time for the go-ahead rally and Lee led the Dukes 75 yards in 8 plays.
Lee hit Deane Cheatham with a 52-yard strike early in the fourth quarter to give James Madison a 41-31 lead, but was picked off by Jordan Wyatt at the SMU 1-yard line. Wyatt returned it 27 yards to give the Mustangs a first down at the 28.
Davis drove SMU 72 yards for a touchdown and the Mustangs recovered an on-side kick and drove 52 yards for the lead.
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