FCS Championship 2017: Date, Start Time, TV Info for JMU vs. Youngstown State. FCS Championship preview: Youngstown State, James Madison both riding momentum into Frisco on Saturday, Jan. 7, 12 p.m. ESPN2
It all comes down to Saturday night as James Madison meets Youngstown State at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, for the 2017 FCS Championship game. This is an unexpected matchup to say the least, given the paths each program had to take in order to get to Frisco, but only one can end their season in Cinderella-like fashion.
Youngstown State sold out its student ticket allotment for the Football Championship Subdivision championship game in 45 minutes. It took only a little longer for the university to sell 1,000 tickets to the general public.
ames Madison will play for its first title since 2004 behind a top-flight offense and underrated defense. The Dukes come into the title game fresh of their upset win in the semifinals over five-time defending champion North Dakota State. For the unseeded Penguins, they will have a shot at title No. 5 in program history.
YSU clinched its spot in the title game in the most dramatic of fashions. Facing a four-point deficit from a goal-to-go scenario with six seconds left on the clock against No. 2 seed Eastern Washington, Hunter Wells delivered a perfect strike that tight end Kevin Rader hauled in with one hand.