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Luepke's 2 TDs help NDSU beat JMU 20-14 in FCS semis

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Hunter Luepke had touchdown receptions of 32 and 22 yards to bookend the scoring and added 106 yards rushing on 17 carries to help No. 2 seed North Dakota State beat James Madison 20-14 on Friday night in the semifinals of the FCS playoffs.

North Dakota State (13-1) plays the winner between No. 8 seed Montana State and unseeded South Dakota State - which handed the Bison their only loss this season, 27-19 on Nov. 6 in Brookings, South Dakota - for the national championship in Frisco, Texas, on Jan. 8.

NDSU has won three straight, and four of its five all-time, meetings with the Dukes, all in the FCS playoffs, and is 31-1 at home in postseason - the lone loss coming against JMU, 27-17 in the 2016 semifinals. The Bison beat JMU for the 2017 and 2019 national titles, winning 17-13 and 28-20, respectively.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: C. Johnson3779
Passing TDs: C. Johnson41
Rushing Yards: L. Palmer947
Rushing TDs: C. Johnson6
Receiving Yards: A. Wells Jr.1250
Receiving TDs: A. Wells Jr.15
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 vs. Morehead State W 68 - 10
9/11 vs. Maine W 55 - 7
9/18 at Weber State W 37 - 24
10/2 at New Hampshire W 23 - 21
10/9 vs. Villanova L 27 - 28
10/16 at Richmond W 19 - 3
10/23 at Delaware W 22 - 10
10/30 vs. Elon W 45 - 21
11/6 vs. Campbell W 51 - 14
11/13 at William & Mary W 32 - 22
11/20 vs. Towson W 56 - 10
12/4 vs. Southeastern Louisiana W 59 - 20
12/10 vs. Montana W 28 - 6
12/17 at North Dakota State L 14 - 20
Colonial Athletic Association
  Conference Overall
8 Villanova 7-1 10-3
3 James Madison 7-1 12-2
Elon 5-3 6-5
Maine 4-4 6-5
Stony Brook 4-4 5-6
Rhode Island 4-4 7-4
Richmond 4-4 6-5
William & Mary 4-4 6-5
Delaware 3-5 5-6
Towson 3-5 4-7
New Hampshire 2-6 3-8
Albany 1-7 2-9
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 6106 (6)
Passing Yards: 3868 (5)
Rushing Yards: 2238 (16)
Points per game: 38.3 (4)
Yards per game: 436.1 (15)
Touchdowns: 59 (6)
Field Goals: 29 (1)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3904 (42)
Passing Yards: 2615 (74)
Rushing Yards: 1289 (18)
Points per game: 15.4 (7)
Yards per game: 278.9 (10)
Touchdowns: 23 (11)
Field Goals: 14 (104)
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