The James Madison University Dukes dropped their first game of the season at West Virginia 20-13 under bizarre circumstances.

Facing fourth and eight from their own 22-yard line with just over three minutes to play in the fourth quarter, the Dukes decided to punt, hoping to get the ball back. They did, but it wasn't enough, and the Dukes managed to retain their no. 2 overall seed in the FCS despite the loss.

JMU is looking to score their first win of the season against a hungry St. Francis squad. The Red Flash are currently undefeated, after posting a come-from-behind victory in their season opener against Lehigh University. Coverage of JMU's home opener starts at 5:00 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington, and can be streamed as well.

James Madison Week 2 against Saint Francis (PA)

Who: Saint Francis (PA) at James Madison University

What: James Madison University football second game of the season

When: Saturday, September 7th, 6:00 PM

Where: Bridgeforth Stadium, Harrisonburg, VA.

TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington, channel finder here

Commentators: Curt Dudley, Clint Estes and Allie Barefoot

Radio:  WSVA 92.1 FM/550 AM

James Madison vs. Saint Francis (PA) Injury Report:

No injuries to report.

James Madison vs. Saint Francis (PA) Players to watch: 

Rashad Robinson, cornerback, JMU

Already on the Buck Buchanan Award watch list for the best defensive player in the FCS, Robinson made four tackles and tied a career-high with two pass breakups against the Mountaineers. He sat out the 2018 season with a foot injury but will be looking to wreck havoc against a Red Flash offense that struggled in the first half of their game against Lehigh.


Jason Brown, quarterback, Saint Francis

Brown is a Virginia native looking to make a big impression during his homecoming. The redshirt sophomore made his first career start against Lehigh, and after struggling in the first half, he ended the day completing 22-of-37 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns.

James Madison 2019 Regular Season Schedule

Week 1: Saturday, August 31 @ West Virginia University, 2:00 p.m., Milan Puskar Stadium (loss, 13-20)

Week 2: Saturday, September 7th vs. Saint Francis (PA), 6:00 p.m., Bridgeforth Stadium

Week 3: Saturday, September 14 vs. Morgan State University, 4:00 p.m., Bridgeforth Stadium

Week 4: Saturday, September 21 @ University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 4:00 p.m., Finley Stadium

Week 5: Saturday, September 28 @ Elon University, 2:00 p.m., Rhodes Stadium

Week 6:  Saturday, October 5 @ Stony Brook University,  6:00 p.m., LaValle Stadium

Week 7: Saturday, October 12 vs. Villanova University, 1:30 p.m., Bridgeforth Stadium

Week 8: Saturday, October 19 @ College of William & Mary, 3:30 p.m., Zable Stadium

Week 9: Saturday, October 26 vs. Towson University, 3:30 p.m., Bridgeforth Stadium

Week 10: Saturday, November 9 vs. The University of New Hampshire, 3:30 p.m., Bridgeforth Stadium

Week 11: Saturday, November 16 vs. The University of Richmond, 3:30 p.m., Bridgeforth Stadium

Week 12: Saturday, November 23 @ The University of Rhode Island, Noon, Meade Stadium