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JMU, William & Mary Share A-10 Title

Sunday, November 21, 2004; Page E16

Raymond Hines rushed for 142 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead James Madison to a 31-17 victory over host Towson. The win gave the Dukes (9-2, 7-1) a share of the Atlantic 10 championship, but William & Mary, a 38-14 winner over Richmond, took the league's automatic bid in the Division I-AA playoffs.

James Madison took a 7-0 lead when Chris Iorio scored on a two-yard run. Justin Rascati then tossed a seven-yard touchdown to Iorio to give the Dukes a 14-0 lead in the game's first five minutes.

The Tigers (3-8, 0-8) pulled within 14-10 when Ron Halbruner kicked a 38-yard field goal and Kerry Miles scored on a one-yard run with 4 minutes 47 seconds left in the first half.

With 34 seconds left in the first half, David Rabil kicked a 29-yard field goal, giving the Dukes a 17-10 lead.

William & Mary was led by Lang Campbell, who threw for 291 yards and four touchdowns. The Tribe (9-2, 7-1) led 14-0 at halftime and put the game away in the third quarter, scoring 24 points on three touchdown passes by Campbell and a field goal.

Jon Smith added 88 rushing yards and a two-yard touchdown run as the Tribe rolled up 473 yards of offense in the 114th meeting of the schools. The rivalry, which started in 1898, is the fourth-oldest in Division I-AA. William & Mary leads, 59-50-1.

-- Associated Press


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