Gameday Coverage: No. 3 JMU dominates SLU in second round of FCS Playoffs

James Madison QB Cole Johnson accounted for six total touchdowns Saturday.  (Photo Courtesy:...
James Madison QB Cole Johnson accounted for six total touchdowns Saturday. (Photo Courtesy: JMU Athletics)(WHSV - JMU Athletics)
Published: Dec. 4, 2021 at 5:13 PM EST
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - The No. 3 seed James Madison football team defeated Southeastern Louisiana, 59-20, Saturday afternoon at Bridgeforth Stadium in the second round of the FCS Playoffs.

JMU quarterback Cole Johnson accounted for six total touchdowns in the victory. He threw for 321 yards and five scores while adding 44 yards and a TD on the ground. Antwane Wells Jr. hauled in six receptions for 123 yards and three TDs while Kris Thornton logged two receptions for 72 yards and a score. The Dukes ran for 163 yards with Austin Douglas recording a team-high 51 yards on five carries.

Linebacker Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey led the way for JMU on defense. He racked up eight tackles, picked off two passes and forced a fumble to go along with one sack and one tackle for loss. The Dukes forced Southeastern Louisiana’s high-powered offense into five turnovers. SLU quarterback Cole Kelley threw for 397 yards and two touchdowns but also tossed three interceptions.

James Madison will host No. 6 seed Montana in the quarterfinals of the FCS Playoffs. The game is scheduled to be played Friday night at 7 p.m. with TV coverage on ESPN2.

Watch TJ’s Three Takeaways from JMU’s 59-20 victory over Southeastern Louisiana here:

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