WHAT: FCS National Championship
WHEN: Saturday, January 6, 2018; 12 p.m. ET
WHERE: Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
How they got here
NDSU: The Bison stormed through the FCS Playoffs with relative ease, blowing out opponents week after week. NDSU took down San Diego 38-3, Wofford 42-10 and 6-seed Sam Houston State 55-13 to earn a trip to the championship game.
JMU: James Madison cruised by Stony Brook in the second round with 5 interceptions on the way to a 26-7 win, had an absolute slugfest with Weber State and needed a last-second field goal to win 31-28, then took down South Dakota State 51-16, forcing 10 turnovers to solidify a spot in the championship.
Matchups to watch
The Bison are in the FCS Championship for the sixth time in the last 7 years, and have earned a trip to the semifinals in all 7 of those seasons. Their one playoff loss in that stretch? Last season's FCS semi's, at the hands of the Dukes. The rematch is going to be fun.