When: Saturday, Dec. 16, 4:30 p.m. ET
Where: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Playoffs so far:
James Madison sat Thanksgiving weekend on a bye then promptly smothered Stony Brook in its first action, recording five interceptions on the way to a 26-7 win, before holding off a talented Weber State team that pushed them to the brink as the Dukes snuck away with a win on a last-second field goal.
South Dakota State also saw it's first action in the second round, putting away Northern Iowa in a rematch, avenging a regular-season loss to the Panthers. The Jacks then hammered New Hampshire in the quarterfinals to advance to the semis.
QB COMPARISON: Bryan Schor vs. Taryn Christion (stat comparison)
RB COMPARISON: Trai Sharp vs. Brady Mengarelli (stat comparison)
TOP RECEIVER COMPARISON: Terrence Alls vs. Dallas Goedert (stat comparison)
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER: Andrew Ankrah vs. Christian Rozeboom (stat comparison)
QUICK HIT: James Madison has won 25 straight games dating back to last season. Their last loss was in September of 2016 to FBS North Carolina. Their last FCS loss came in the 2015 playoffs to Colgate.
SDSU is riding a 7-game win streak that dates back to a loss to Northern Iowa, a loss the Jacks avenged last week with a win over the Panthers in the second round.
The winner of JMU-SDSU will head to the National Championship in Frisco, Texas, to play the winner of North Dakota Sate vs. Kennesaw State/Sam Houston State.