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FCS Playoff Review: James Madison 17, Northern Iowa 0

The Score - No. 2 seed James Madison (13-1) beat Northern Iowa (10-5) 17-0 in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs.

Story Line - UNI, whose injury-riddled offense managed only two offensive touchdowns in three playoff games, was suffocated by James Madison's defense, managing just 114 yards - the second-fewest of coach Mark Farley's 19 seasons - while getting shut out by an FCS opponent for the first time since it fell 38-0 to Montana in the 2001 national semifinals. Making it worse, the Dukes' offense lived in UNI territory. Quarterback Ben DiNucci was quite efficient in the first half, throwing for a first-quarter touchdown to Brandon Polk (a 15-yarder) for the only points the CAA champ needed.

Game Ball - Give it to JMU's entire defense while noting a standout at each level: defensive end John Daka (two of the Dukes' five sacks against UNI's Will McElvain, forced fumble), linebacker Dmitri Holloway (team-high eight tackles, including 3½ for loss) and safety D'Angelo Amos (three tackles, forced fumble, fumble recovery). The Dukes didn't allow UNI to cross midfield until 1:29 remained in the game.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: W. McElvain2778
Passing TDs: W. McElvain20
Rushing Yards: T. Allen643
Rushing TDs: T. Allen6
Receiving Yards: I. Weston1053
Receiving TDs: I. Weston10
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2019
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/31 at 21 Iowa State L 26 - 29
9/7 vs. Southern Utah W 34 - 14
9/21 vs. Idaho State W 13 - 6
9/28 at Weber State L 17 - 29
10/5 vs. Youngstown State W 21 - 14
10/12 at North Dakota State L 14 - 46
10/19 vs. South Dakota W 42 - 27
10/26 at Missouri State W 29 - 6
11/2 at Illinois State W 27 - 10
11/9 vs. Indiana State W 17 - 9
11/16 at South Dakota State L 7 - 38
11/23 vs. Western Illinois W 38 - 7
11/30 vs. San Diego W 17 - 3
12/7 at South Dakota State W 13 - 10
12/13 at James Madison L 0 - 17
Missouri Valley
  Conference Overall
1 North Dakota State 8-0 14-0
6 Northern Iowa 6-2 10-5
13 Illinois State 5-3 10-5
10 South Dakota State 5-3 8-5
Southern Illinois 5-3 7-5
South Dakota 4-4 5-7
Indiana State 3-5 5-7
Youngstown State 2-6 6-6
Missouri State 1-7 1-10
Western Illinois 1-7 1-11
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4444 (68)
Passing Yards: 2778 (47)
Rushing Yards: 1666 (72)
Points per game: 21.0 (101)
Yards per game: 296.3 (114)
Touchdowns: 33 (85)
Field Goals: 19 (9)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4466 (49)
Passing Yards: 2811 (81)
Rushing Yards: 1655 (33)
Points per game: 17.7 (7)
Yards per game: 297.7 (9)
Touchdowns: 29 (17)
Field Goals: 18 (122)
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