Football: CAA teams have strong

The CAA fared well in the opening round of the Division 1 FCS playoffs, advancing three teams to the quarterfinals. The Universities of Richmond, Delaware and Massachusetts all registered decisive wins, while the conference’s other two qualifiers, James Madison University and the University of New Hampshire suffered narrow losses. Delaware blew out in-state rival Delaware State 44-7 and UMass and Richmond turned in similarly strong performances, beating Fordham 49-35 and Eastern Kentucky 31-14, respectively. Perhaps the league’s most impressive effort, however, came from James Madison, which took two-time defending National Champion Appalachian State to the wire before succumbing 28-27 on a late touchdown with a minute to play.


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