Top-ranked James Madison returns home this Saturday, Oct. 28, as it hosts 17th-ranked New Hampshire for Homecoming. It will be a purple out, so fans are encouraged to wear purple to the game.
With last week’s win in Williamsburg, JMU improved to 7-0 this season, tying the program record for best start in the 46-year history of the football. The Dukes also began 7-0 in 2015.
This week’s opponent, UNH, scores 29.9 points per game while conceding 24.6 per outing. The Wildcats are third in the CAA in scoring and second in passing offense, at 283.7 pass yards per game. Trevor Knight ranks second in the league in passing (272.1), passing TDs (18) and total offense (296.0). Neil O’Connor leads the CAA in receptions (8.57), receiving yards (126.1) and receiving TDs (9).
Sean McDonnell is in his 19th season at the helm, holding a 146-85 record. He’s led the ‘Cats to 13 straight FCS playoff appearances, including the 2013 and 2014 semifinals.