Against Virginia Tech, JMU's Drew Dudzik has a magical afternoon
When he snapped the ball on what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown Saturday, James Madison senior quarterback Drew Dudzik saw almost immediately that he was going to score.
"Right after I took the first step I knew I was gone," said Dudzik, a 2006 Centreville High graduate who controlled the second half of the Dukes' 21-16 upset of Virginia Tech. "Obviously, that's the biggest touchdown of my life."
Dudzik, a high school teammate of Virginia Tech center Beau Warren and a 2005 All-Met, befuddled the Hokies' young defense in the second half, running James Madison's spread-option attack to near-perfection.
He finished with 54 yards rushing and both of the Dukes' second-half touchdowns. Dudzik, who won James Madison's starting job midway through last season, also threw a touchdown pass and was an efficient 5 of 8 for 121 yards.
"I played in a lot of big games in high school, but this is by far the biggest game," Dudzik said. "And to actually pull it out, I've always been at the losing end of big games. Just to get one feels great."
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