FARGO, N.D. (GoBison.com) — No. 1-ranked North Dakota State (15-0) faces No. 2 James Madison (14-1) in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Toyota Stadium (20,500) in Frisco, Texas. This is a rematch of the 2017 national championship game. NDSU has won two straight and seven of the last eight FCS championships with JMU taking the 2016 title after beating NDSU in the semifinals. JMU is making its third title game appearance in four years.
This is the fourth meeting between North Dakota State and James Madison, all in the FCS playoffs. NDSU leads the series 2-1 including a 17-13 victory in the 2017 national championship after JMU’s 27-17 win at the Fargodome in the 2016 semifinals. The teams first met in the 2011 second round with the Bison winning 26-14 in Fargo. NDSU is 7-1 against Colonial Athletic Association opponents including a pair of wins over Delaware in 2018 and 2019.
Coverage begins at 11 a.m. Saturday locally on 950 KWAT.