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JMU defeats YSU 28-14 to win their second FCS Championship

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On January 7, 2017 at 4:14 pm EST

For the second-time in school history, the James Madison Dukes are the FCS National Champion. They defeated the Youngstown State Penguins 28-14 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. 

The Dukes ended their season with a 14-1 record. They are also the team — who eliminated North Dakota State, who had won five straight FCS National Champions — when they won 27-17 at the Fargo Dome on Dec. 16, 2016. 

James Madison University also won the FCS National Championship in 2004 over the Montana Grizzlies.

Youngstown State had 251 yards. Penguins quarterback Hunter Wells had 271 passing yards. 

He accounted for two touchdowns. He hit Shane Kuhn, who had 17 receiving yards and four rushing yards, for a 17-yard touchdown reception.

Jermiah Braswell also caught a seven-yard touchdown reception on his lone catch of the game. 

James Madison had 221 yards. Dukes quarterback Brian Schor had 112 passing yards and 26 yards. 

He accounted for two touchdowns. Jonathan Kloosterman caught a 14-yard touchdown reception. 

Rashard Davis also had an 18-yard touchdown catch. 

Khalid Abdullah had 101 rushing yards. He also had two touchdown runs. He had a one-yard touchdown score. 

He also scored on a two-yard rushing touchdown. 

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