James Madison has rewarded head coach Mike Houston with a restructured contract after leading the Dukes to this year's FCS championship.
2017 ScheduleAll times ET
James Madison played all season as if it knew something the rest of the FCS didn't know, but on Saturday, there was no denying who's the best team in the nation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Seven James Madison football players have been suspended indefinitely, the school announced Tuesday.
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.
North Dakota State's FCS dynasty wasn't halted Friday night because of a fluke play, an official's mistake or anything that could have people questioning the outcome.
ESPN Stats and Information
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.
|William & Mary||3-5||5-6|