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JMU Football Opponent Report: North Dakota State

Published: Dec. 16, 2021 at 5:08 PM EST
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - No. 3 seed James Madison is preparing to play at No. 2 seed North Dakota State in the semifinals of the FCS Playoffs.

JMU Football Opponent Report - North Dakota State

2021 Record: 12-1 Overall

Head Coach: Matt Entz (3rd Season - 35-4 Overall)

Player to Watch: Cordell Volson (Offensive Tackle) - All-American who has played in every game this season

Last Meeting: NDSU defeated JMU, 28-20, in 2019 FCS National Championship

-North Dakota State ranks second in the FCS in rushing offense (281.3 yards per game) and third in total defense (256.2 yards per game)

-NDSU defeated JMU to win 2017 & 2019 FCS National Championships

-JMU is the only team to win a road playoff game at NDSU. The Dukes defeated the Bison, 27-17, in 2016 FCS Semifinals

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