Mocs outlasted by No. 2 JMU

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CHATANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Percy Agyei-Obese rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns and Ethan Ratke tied the school career field-goal record to lead James Madison to a 37-14 win over Chattanooga on Saturday.

Ben DiNucci completed 19 of 25 passes for 264 yards and a 48-yard touchdown to Brandon Polk to help the Dukes (3-1) pull away in the second half. Polk’s first career touchdown was a 48-yarder a week earlier.

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Chattanooga (1-3) trailed 14-0 but scored twice in the final minute of the first quarter. Nick Tiano threw a 19-yard strike to Chris James and then Tiano scored on a 2-yard run after Rashun Freeman recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff.

Both teams ran 18 plays in the first quarter with James Madison having a 126-112 lead in total yards. Over the final three quarters the Dukes had 406 yards to the Mocs’ 133.

Agyei-Obese opened the scoring with a 9-yard touchdown run and Jawon Hamilton had a 13-yard TD run on the next possession. After the Mocs tied the game, James Madison got three field goals from Ratke, the third tying him with John Coursey for the school career record of 39.

After the long touchdown pass play, Agyei-Obese closed the scoring with a 1-yard plunge. He had 100 yards on 16 carries in the second half.

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Angela joined the News 12 team in November of 2017 as the weekend sports anchor and reporter. Angela is a proud member of an Army family, which means she has hometowns all over the Eastern Seaboard. Most recently, she calls Peachtree City, Georgia, home, where she graduated from Trinity Christian School and spent her free time driving her purple golf cart. She then headed to Milledgeville, Georgia, to attend Georgia College and State University. A proud Bobcat, Angela graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Mass Communication and represented her December 2016 class as one of three valedictorians. Angela comes to the Scenic City from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she worked at the NBC affiliate, WMBF News. Before the big move, she worked as Georgia College's Sports Information Assistant, which let her get paid to be the Bobcats' biggest fan. It all started in Savannah, Georgia, though, where she interned for SAV's number one station, WTOC. When she's not working, you can find Angela watching the New York Giants, Rangers or basically any other game that's on. She also loves traveling, hiking and exploring new places, all with her camera in hand. If you have any story ideas, big or small, feel free to reach out to her on Facebook and Twitter, or email her at amoryan@wdef.com."