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Commemorating JMU’s crowning moment: How the Dukes became kings of FCS

James Madison’s football team almost made it look easy this season.

They scored 80 points — twice — and averaged 46.7 points per game.

They won 14 games, including 12 in a row.

But facing the five-time defending national champions in the semifinals of the FCS playoffs appeared to be no easy task. As we wrote, Now comes the hard part for James Madison — North Dakota State.

But a JMU fan shared a different take on Twitter:

Tenney Rosenblum nailed it. JMU jumped to a 17-0 lead then pulled away for a 27-17 victory after North Dakota State tied the game at 17.

Then on Saturday, the Dukes defeated Youngstown State 28-14 in the FCS title game for their second national championship. JMU also won the title in 2004.

They became the eighth FCS program to earn multiple national titles and the first from CAA Football.


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