Scores

Final

James Madison 14

(8-5, 5-3 CAA)

North Dakota St 26

(11-1, 7-1 MVFC)

Coverage: GamePlan

4:00 PM ET, December 3, 2011

1 2 3 4 T
JMU 0 7 0 714
NDSU 0 10 6 1026

Top Performers

Passing: J. Thorpe (JMU) - 182 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. McNorton (NDSU) - 19 CAR, 154 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: W. Holloway (NDSU) - 7 REC, 78 YDS

N. Dakota St. 26, James Madison 14

Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. -- D.J. McNorton rushed for 154 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, and North Dakota State beat James Madison 26-14 on Saturday in a second-round FCS playoff game.

Sam Ojuri added 61 yards and two scores for the Bison (11-1), who will host Lehigh in the quarterfinals next weekend.

Justin Thorpe had 182 yards passing for the Dukes (8-5), hooking up with DeAndre' Smith for a 20-yard score in the second quarter. In the fourth, Thorpe caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from wide receiver Kerby Long on a trick play. That pulled James Madison within 19-14 with 7:26 left.

McNorton's touchdown run came on North Dakota State's next play from scrimmage, after an out-of-bounds kickoff gave the Bison the ball at their own 40.

Ryan Jastram kicked a 53-yard field goal to put the Bison up 10-7 at halftime. He added a 44-yarder in the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JMU
NDSU
1st Downs2016
Total Yards301329
Passing217110
Rushing84219
Penalties4-204-45
3rd Down Conversions8-163-10
4th Down Conversions1-41-1
Turnovers10
Possession30:1329:47

Passing Leaders

James MadisonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thorpe21/381824.811
North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jensen11/181106.100

Rushing Leaders

James MadisonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott17633.7011
Anderson9242.709
North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
McNorton191548.1160
Ojuri12615.1216

Receiving Leaders

James MadisonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson4379.3015
Thorpe13535.0135
North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Holloway77811.1021
Veldman22010.0013

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERJMUNDSU
TD09:12Sam Ojuri 1 Yd Run (Ryan Jastram Kick) 07
TD00:22DeAndre Smith 20 Yd Pass From Justin Thorpe (Cameron Starke Kick) 77
FG00:00Ryan Jastram 53 Yd 710
THIRD QUARTERJMUNDSU
TD05:13Sam Ojuri 6 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 716
FOURTH QUARTERJMUNDSU
FG09:31Ryan Jastram 44 Yd 719
TD07:26Justin Thorpe 35 Yd Pass From Kerby Long (Cameron Starke Kick) 1419
TD07:13D.J. McNorton 60 Yd Run (Ryan Jastram Kick) 1426