What’s Going To Happen
Both teams are brilliant, both are sharp, and both have proved to be the two best teams in the FCS with tremendous playmakers in all three phases.
Both teams will have their opportunities to take over, and they won’t be able to do it. The defenses on both sides will rise up when needed, but …
Overall, North Dakota State will be just a wee bit better.
The defenses will control the game early on, and coming up with first downs will be like pulling teeth, but the Bison secondary will take over. That will be just enough to get the D off the field faster than JMU’s will.
It won’t be any sort of a shootout, but North Dakota State will slowly start to move the ball a bit better, will come up with a key takeaway the Dukes won’t, and it’ll pull off a thriller with a good late scoring march to finally put it away.
James Madison vs. North Dakota State: FCS National Championship Prediction, Line
North Dakota State 23, James Madison 17
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