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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits, who will play in their first NCAA football FCS playoff semifinals game since 2008, have found multiple ways to knock off opponents in the postseason. But there is one team SDSU has to get through to make an appearance in the FCS Championship game: the James Madison Dukes. The Dukes, who won the FCS crown last season, are looking to recapture another championship. game on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET.
No. 5 South Dakota State (11-2) has won its last three games by a combined score of 124-67. Quarterback Taryn Christion has been producing at a high level over the past three games — throwing for 726 yards to go along with eight touchdowns and two interceptions.
He’ll face a tough challenge in the Dukes, who racked up six interceptions over the past two games. No. 1 James Madison (13-0) only surrendered 35 points over the past two games, and its defense is playing at a high level. The Dukes must force turnovers and rattle Christion in the pocket to win this game.
South Dakota State: QB Taryn Christion (231 of 385, 3,281 yards, 33 TDs, 8 INTs; 515 rushing yards, 9 TDs), RB Brady Mengarelli (137 carries, 783 yards, 6 TDs), TE Dallas Goedert (67 receptions, 1,068 yards, 6 TDs), WR Jake Wieneke (58 receptions, 860 yards, 16 total TDs), DT Kellen Soulek (31 TT, 5 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 2 FF), LB Christian Rozeboom (118 TT, 7 TFL, 3 takeaways); James Madison: QB Bryan Schor (239 of 360, 2,871 yards, 24 TDs, 12 INTs; 291 rushing yards, 6 TDs), RB Trai Sharp (155 carries, 719 yards, 4 TDs), WR Terrence Alls (49 receptions, 652 yards, 2 TDs), DE Andrew Ankrah (51 TT, 14.5 TFL, 7.5 sacks), LB Kyrie Hawkins (98 TT, 13 TFL, 7 sacks, 8 PBU), S Raven Greene (69 TT, 4 INTs, 7 PBU)
The winner will play either No. 6 seed Sam Houston State (12-1) or No. 2 seed North Dakota State (12-1) in the FCS championship game Jan. 6 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.