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James Madison Dukes (14-1)


FCS champ James Madison announces 2017 schedule

(STATS) - The 2017 season will be one of the most anticipated for James Madison football as the Dukes seek to defend their recent FCS national championship, starting with an 11-game regular-season schedule announced Wednesday.

JMU, coming off a 14-1 record in coach Mike Houston's first season, will kick off the new season at East Carolina and play six times at home inside Bridgeforth Stadium.

"We'll treat our schedule the same way we do every year," Houston said. "Our goal is to win the CAA (Football) championship and we're going to take it one game at a time. We'll focus on that one game each week and that will be the biggest game of the year for us. It's going to be a tough slate, there's no doubt about it. It's not something you can take a look at the whole thing and start worrying about it all at once. You have to focus on the game right in front of you, so for us, the only game that matters is ECU."

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Leaders
Passing Yards: B. Schor3002
Passing TDs: B. Schor29
Rushing Yards: K. Abdullah1809
Rushing TDs: K. Abdullah22
Receiving Yards: B. Ravenel720
Receiving TDs: J. Kloosterman7
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 vs. Morehead State W 80 - 7
9/10 vs. Central Connecticut State W 56 - 21
9/17 at North Carolina L 28 - 56
9/24 at Maine W 31 - 20
10/1 vs. Delaware W 43 - 20
10/8 vs. William & Mary W 31 - 24
10/15 at New Hampshire W 42 - 39
10/29 vs. Rhode Island W 84 - 7
11/5 at Richmond W 47 - 43
11/12 at Villanova W 20 - 7
11/19 vs. Elon W 63 - 14
12/3 vs. New Hampshire W 55 - 22
12/9 vs. Sam Houston State W 65 - 7
12/16 at North Dakota State W 27 - 17
1/7 vs. Youngstown State W 28 - 14
Colonial Athletic Association
  Conference Overall
1 James Madison 8-0 14-1
11 Villanova 6-2 9-4
17 New Hampshire 6-3 8-5
8 Richmond 5-3 10-4
Maine 5-3 6-5
Albany 4-4 7-4
Stony Brook 4-4 5-6
Towson 3-5 4-7
William & Mary 3-5 5-6
Delaware 2-6 4-7
Rhode Island 1-7 2-9
Elon 1-7 2-9
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 7612 (1)
Passing Yards: 3487 (10)
Rushing Yards: 4125 (2)
Points per game: 46.7 (2)
Yards per game: 507.5 (3)
Touchdowns: 84 (2)
Field Goals: 14 (21)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5164 (110)
Passing Yards: 3214 (119)
Rushing Yards: 1950 (73)
Points per game: 21.2 (18)
Yards per game: 344.3 (31)
Touchdowns: 42 (85)
Field Goals: 5 (5)
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