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North Dakota St. wins 8th FCS title 28-20 over James Madison

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James Madison quarterback Ben DiNucci (6) throws a pass as North Dakota State defensive end Derrek Tuszka (91) attempts to tackle him during the first half of the FCS championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Frisco, Texas.

FRISCO, Texas – North Dakota State won its eighth FCS national championship in nine years.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Trey Lance ran for 166 yards, with a clutch 44-yard touchdown to start the fourth quarter, in a 28-20 win over James Madison on Saturday.

The Bison stretched their FCS-record winning streak to 37 in a row and completed the first 16-win season in any division since 1894.

James Hendricks ran 20 yards for a touchdown on a fake field goal for the Bison, and clinched the game with an interception at the goal line in the closing seconds.

James Madison finished 14-2. The Dukes won the national title three years ago, but have since lost in the title game twice to NDSU.


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