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Hurricane threat moves Robert Morris game to Thursday

Jerry DiPaola
| Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

Robert Morris’ game at James Madison in Harrisonburg, Va., has been moved to 7 p.m. Thursday, because of weather concerns related to Hurricane Florence. The game had originally been scheduled for Saturday at the same venue.

It will be only the fourth Thursday night game in Robert Morris history. The Colonials are 0-3 on that day.

It’s also the first against James Madison, which was ranked No. 1 in the nation in FCS last season before losing the championship game to North Dakota State, 17-13.

Robert Morris opened the season in a 49-28 loss to Dayton. Despite the loss, Robert Morris recorded 416 yards of offense, the team’s first 400-yard game since 2013. The Colonials recovered last week to defeat Virginia State, 23-19.

James Madison (1-1) is led by former Pine-Richland and Pitt quarterback Ben DiNucci, who has completed 24 of 33 passes for 209 yards and a touchdown. He also leads the team in rushing with 146 yards on 18 carries.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry at jdipaola@tribweb.com or via Twitter @JDiPaola_Trib.

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