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14-1, 1st in CAA
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JMU keeps up the colonial spirit

James Madison joins Villanova (2009) and Richmond (2008) as CAA teams to win an FCS championship in the last 10 seasons. Three other CAA teams have reached the title game during that span.

James Madison dominates Youngstown State for FCS title (1:00)
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Abdullah, Schor spark James Madison to FCS title

Khalid Abdullah ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns as James Madison won its second Football Championship Subdivision title by beating Youngstown State 28-14 on Saturday.


Late Youngstown State TD not enough

Hunter Wells found Jermiah Braswell for this score late in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough, as the Penguins fell to James Madison 28-14 in the FCS championship game.

James Madison Head Coach Mike Houston talks about FCS Championship win over Youngstown (0:54)

Everything going right for James Madison

The Dukes could be well on their way to an FCS title. This Youngstown State third-quarter drive ended when the snap went high over the quarterback's head, giving JMU the ball back in Youngstown State territory.


Abdullah adds second TD run of day

James Madison now leads Youngstown State 28-7 in the third quarter of the FCS championship game after this TD run by Khalid Abdullah.

JMU Head Coach Mike Houston discusses first half performance (0:28)

Youngstown State gets on the board

Hunter Wells finds Shane Kuhn over the middle for a 17-yard TD catch as the Penguins trail James Madison 21-7 late in the second quarter of the FCS title game.


James Madison rolling in FCS title game

Khalid Abdullah ran in this touchdown to extend JMU's lead over Youngstown State to 21-0 in the FCS title game.


James Madison adds second touchdown

Bryan Schor connects with Rashard Davis for an 18-yard TD pass to extend the Dukes' first-quarter lead over Youngstown State to 14-0 in the FCS title game.

James Madison strikes first with Kloosterman's TD (1:06)
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Watch: FCS national championship

Former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini tries to guide Youngstown State to its fifth FCS championship and first since 1997. James Madison goes for its second championship. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

Anish Shroff ESPN Commentator 

Sub 20 degree temps in Frisco, TX for the FCS Championship. James Madison meets Youngstown State. Both won semifinal games on the road. JMU is undefeated this season vs FCS competition. YSU has won 6 straight games with a 4th string QB. YSU's head coach is Bo Pelini. Kickoff set for 12PM EST (ESPN2).

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Youngstown St. to meet JMU for title

Youngstown State can move into a tie for second place in all-time FCS championships with a win over James Madison in the national championship game on Jan. 7 in Frisco, Texas.

Breaking down James Madison's 27-17 Upset Win over Noth Dakota State (1:40)
Khalid Abdullah breaks down his performance in the 27-17 win over North Dakota State (2:01)
James Madison Head Coach Mike Houston breaks down the Dukes 27-17 win over North Dakota State (2:10)
Miller's 25-yard TD helps JMU upset NDSU (0:41)

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James Madison leads the FCS in scoring with 49.6 PPG this season. This is only the 3rd time (in 14 games) this season that the Dukes were scoreless mid-way through the 1st quarter. JMU has scored in the 1st quarter in every game this season.

ND State's coach expects electricity in the Fargodome (1:45)

2016 CAA Standings

James Madison8-014-1
New Hampshire6-28-5
Stony Brook4-45-6
William & Mary3-55-6
Rhode Island1-72-9

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