The No. 21 James Madison Dukes (9-0) host the UConn Huskies (1-8) at Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field on Saturday, November 11, 2023.
The Dukes’ matchup versus the Huskies will be airing on ESPN+.
When is James Madison vs. UConn and when does it start?
This contest between the Dukes and Huskies is scheduled on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Be ready to see the kickoff at 2:00 PM ET.
Where to watch James Madison vs. UConn
The Dukes and Huskies will take to the gridiron at Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field for this matchup on November 11, and if you would like to catch the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on ESPN+.
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James Madison vs. UConn Game Preview
James Madison Stats & Insights
In their last outing, the Dukes won 42-14 over the Georgia State Panthers.
On the defensive side of the ball, James Madison has been a top-25 unit, ranking 25th-best by allowing just 325.4 yards per game. The offense ranks 40th (426.1 yards per game).
Despite sporting a bottom-25 pass defense that ranks 13th-worst in the FBS (265.8 passing yards allowed per game), the Dukes have had more success offensively, ranking 38th in the FBS by putting up 265.3 passing yards per game.
James Madison ranks 66th in rushing yards this season (160.8 rushing yards per game), but has been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, ranking second-best in the FBS with 59.7 rushing yards allowed per game.
The Dukes rank 28th in scoring offense (33.2 points per game) and 26th in scoring defense (19.6 points allowed per game) this year.
UConn Stats & Insights
The Dukes enter this matchup following a 42-14 win over the Georgia State Panthers in their last outing.
UConn has plenty of room to improve, as it ranks 13th-worst in total yards per game (309.7) and 16th-worst in total yards surrendered per game (431.3).
The Huskies have been outplayed on both sides of the ball in terms of passing this season, ranking 24th-worst in passing yards (185.4 per game) and 22nd-worst in passing yards surrendered (252.6 per game).
UConn has been struggling against the run, ranking 21st-worst with 178.8 rushing yards surrendered per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, generating 124.2 rushing yards per contest (104th-ranked).
The Huskies have struggled on both offense and defense this season, ranking ninth-worst in points (17.9 per game) and 17th-worst in points surrendered (32.6 per game).
James Madison Key Players to Watch
Jordan McCloud has thrown for 2,343 yards (260.3 ypg) to lead James Madison, completing 67.2% of his passes and tossing 22 touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season. He’s also figured in the ground game with 314 rushing yards (34.9 ypg) on 68 carries with six rushing touchdowns.
The team’s top rusher, Kaelon Black, has carried the ball 114 times for 493 yards (54.8 per game), with one touchdown this year. He’s also caught 20 passes for 199 yards (22.1 per game) and three touchdowns.
This season Ty Son Lawton has rushed for 441 yards (49 per game) on 91 carries with four touchdowns.
Reggie Brown’s team-high 701 receiving yards (77.9 yards per game) have come on 36 receptions with six touchdowns.
Elijah Sarratt has reeled in 47 passes for 681 yards (75.7 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
Phoenix Sproles has hauled in 29 grabs for 245 yards (30.6 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
UConn Key Players to Watch
Ta’Quan Roberson has thrown for 1,493 yards (186.6 ypg) to lead UConn, completing 58.2% of his passes and recording eight touchdown passes and five interceptions this season.
Victor Rosa’s team-high 401 rushing yards (50.1 per game) have come on 84 carries, with two touchdowns this year.
This season Camryn Edwards has rushed for 383 yards (63.8 per game) on 79 carries with two touchdowns.
Justin Joly’s 392 receiving yards (49 yards per game) pace all receivers on the team. He’s totaled 34 receptions and one touchdown.
Brett Buckman has put up a 390-yard season so far (48.8 receiving yards per game) with one touchdown, hauling in 37 passes.
Cameron Ross’ 34 grabs have netted him 369 yards (41 ypg) and one touchdown.