SDSU Jackrabbits routed by JMU 51-16

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HARRISONBURG, V.A. (KSFY) - The SDSU Jackrabbits football team was hoping to punch their ticket to the FCS Championship on Saturday in Virginia against James Madison University, but the game didn't go as planned.

After a sloppy first quarter, with five turnovers, JMU's Dukes were up 7-0. The Jacks responded early in the second quarter with a play action fake from Taryn Christion to Jake Wieneke to tie things up, but stayed quiet for awhile.

The Dukes went on a scoring tear, including an 87-yard run by Marcus Mitchell in the 3rd to put the Dukes up 35-10. JMU never looked back after that and the Dukes went onto win 51-16.

The Dukes are the defending national champions, they're up to a record 26 wins in a row and hoping to set an FCS record.

JMU will take on the North Dakota State University Bison on Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas at 11 a.m.