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Devlin suffers concussion in Delaware win

Harrisonburg, VA (Sports Network) - Three games against Top 10 opponents, three victories.

Fifth-ranked Delaware continued its impressive start to the season Saturday afternoon by slipping past third-ranked James Madison, 13-10, on Mike Perry's 28-yard field goal with six seconds remaining at Bridgeforth Stadium.

Delaware, which finished last season with a 6-5 record, improved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in CAA Football. Previously, the Blue Hens defeated South Dakota State on Sept. 11 when it was ranked No. 9 and Richmond on Sept. 25 when it was ranked No. 5.

The win could be costly for Delaware, which lost fifth-year senior quarterback Pat Devlin to a concussion on the Blue Hens' second play from scrimmage. Devlin is a candidate for the Walter Payton Award, sponsored by

Perry's game-winning kick was his second field goal of the fourth quarter and capped a 14-play drive which took over 6 1/2 minutes off the game clock.

Perry opened the fourth quarter with a career-best 47-yard field goal, tying the game 10-10.

Delaware backup quarterback Trevor Sasek finished 13 of 21 for 124 yards in relief of Devlin. Sasek's 1-yard touchdown run opened the scoring with 12:40 left in the first quarter.

Blue Hens freshman tailback Andrew Pierce, who entered the game ranked third in the FCS with 149.5 rushing yards per game, was held below 100 for the first time with 55 yards on 23 carries.

James Madison (3-1, 0-1) lost its CAA opener for the second straight season. Jamal Sullivan's 52-yard run set up the Dukes' only touchdown, a 1-yarder by Scott Noble in the first quarter.

The Dukes took a 10-7 lead into halftime on Dixon Wright's 20-yard field goal with 59 seconds to go in the second quarter.

Anthony Bratton's 10 tackles led Delaware's defense.

10/02 18:00:12 ET