FRISCO, Texas — Khalid Abdullah ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns as James Madison won its second Football Championship Subdivision title, beating Youngstown State 28-14 on Saturday.

It is the first time in six years a team other than North Dakota State raised the FCS championship trophy. James Madison (14-1) was the team that made it from Fargo to Frisco instead, winning its semifinal game on the road against the five-time defending champion Bison.

Bryan Schor threw two touchdown passes in the first 51/2 minutes of the game, the first after James Madison blocked a punt and the other after a shanked kick set the Dukes up at midfield.

Abdullah finished the season with a school-record 1,809 yards rushing and 22 touchdowns.


(7) WEST VIRGINIA 82, TCU 70: Daxter Miles Jr. tied a season high with 22 points and the Mountaineers (13-2, 2-1 Big 12) needed a late burst to beat the Horned Frogs (12-3, 1-2) in Morgantown, West Virginia.

(8) DUKE 93, BOSTON COLLEGE 82: Freshman Jayson Tatum matched a season high with 22 points, and Blue Devils (14-2, 2-1 ACC) held on to beat the Eagles (8-8, 1-2) in Jeff Capel’s season debut as Hall of Fame Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s temporary replacement in Durham, North Carolina.

(9) LOUISVILLE 65, GEOGRIA TECH 50: Donovan Mitchell scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half to lead the Cardinals (13-3, 1-2 ACC) to a victory over the Yellow Jackets (9-6, 1-2) in Atlanta.

(10) CREIGHTON 78, PROVIDENCE 64: Justin Patton had 20 points and Maurice Watson Jr. scored 11 with 14 assists on Saturday to help the Bluejays (15-1, 3-1 Big East) beat the Friars (11-6, 1-3) at Providence, Rhode Island.


(2) BAYLOR 86, OKLAHOMA STATE 50: Kalani Brown had 17 points and nine rebounds and Alexis Jones added 15 points and seven rebounds, leading the Bears (15-1, 4-0 Big 12) over the Cowgirls (12-3, 2-2) in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

(3) MARYLAND 96, NORTHWESTERN 65: Brionna Jones had 15 points and 13 rebounds, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 18 and the Terrapins (15-1, 3-0 Big Ten) easily defeated the Wildcats (13-4, 2-2) in College Park, Maryland.

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