Dec 13 / Rob

Prediction Contest: JMU vs. North Dakota State

jmuvsndsuThe Dukes have earned a matchup on the road with the 5 time defending FCS National Champion North Dakota State University Bison. A tall order for sure, but damn if isn’t cool. NDSU is a bit of dynasty. The Bison have rattled off 22 straight postseason wins at home. They ain’t no joke. But JMU ain’t scared. At all. And on paper, this is looking like one hello a matchup. So let’s get to it. You know the drill by now. Leave a comment below with your prediction for Saturday. The person who comes closest to nailing it (winner & score) gets to write a guest post. That’s it.

Go Dukes!

Lock the Damn Gates!

Keep Rootin!

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  1. Drake / Dec 13 2016

    I’m going for 3 prediction wins in a season which as far as I’m concerned is a world record. 42 to 28 JMU. I don’t recall being this excited for a sports game ever. I think the road tests that JMU has had this year will make a big difference. Add that to the fact that we can win on both sides of the ball.

  2. QuadDuke / Dec 13 2016

    I’m going to be stupidly optimistic.
    49-21 JMU.

  3. Gerry S. / Dec 14 2016

    35-17 Dukes win.

  4. Chris / Dec 14 2016

    45-24 DUKES!!!!

  5. JMU200DUKE / Dec 14 2016

    2016 National Champs – 49
    N Dakota St – 17

  6. NotDukeDog / Dec 14 2016

    46-36 JMU Dukes… they’re going to slow us down but still not be able to keep up. Going to be a back and forth battle, turnovers and special teams making the difference.

  7. Tripp / Dec 14 2016

    JMU 38- BIZON 24

    LOCK THE DAMN GATES!

  8. ShadyP / Dec 14 2016

    JMU – 41
    NDUS – 24

  9. Jay / Dec 14 2016

    JMU 42
    NDSU 34

    GO DUKES!
    Lock the Damn Gates!

  10. zac / Dec 14 2016

    Dukes 37
    Piss on the Bison 17

  11. Pitz / Dec 14 2016

    JMU 31
    NDSU 21

  12. Bastein410 / Dec 14 2016

    45-35 Duuuuuuukes

  13. Dominic Palumbo / Dec 14 2016

    Both of their fronts are massive, I’m gonna say that it’s gonna come right down to the very end and Tyler Gray kicks the game winner as time expires 27-24 Dukes!

  14. Sticks / Dec 14 2016

    JMU 42
    NDSU 31

  15. Roger / Dec 14 2016

    JMU – 34
    NDSU – 24

  16. M@ / Dec 14 2016

    63-10 JMU because why not?

  17. Jeff Smith / Dec 14 2016

    Dukes 35
    Bison 27
    Go Dukes

  18. Jared Sherman / Dec 14 2016

    34-27 pick 6 will win the game for the Dukes #friscobound

  19. JMU Salerno / Dec 14 2016

    35 – Dukes
    31 – Bison

    LOCK THE DAMNNNNN GATE!!!

  20. Deacon Danny / Dec 14 2016

    JMU 42
    NDSU 21

  21. Andrew / Dec 14 2016

    35-31 JMU

  22. Andrew / Dec 14 2016

    Apparently 35-31 is already taken. Just don’t pick me, and pick Salerno if it’s right

  23. Sean in Exile / Dec 14 2016

    I have been questioning my prediction on this game since Saturday. However, I keep coming back to the same result so why fight it? I can’t help but think that on a fast-track indoors that the ultra accurate Schor will be in heaven with nothing but defenders to fight. The best crew of receivers in the nation will run wild and the CAA first-team running back will bash, and bash, before breaking a couple long runs. Pair that with the D playing at or close to their full potential and the undeniable best special teams in the nation and I see a convincing Dukes win. Final = 45 – 31 DUKES!

  24. 2004 Duke / Dec 14 2016

    If I was playing against JMU, my strategy would be to stuff the run on defense, pound the rock on offense, and keep Schor on the sideline. NDSU has a top 10 rushing offense, and everyone we’ve played so far has been pass-happy except Villanova, who had some key injuries.

    NDSU 34
    Dukes 31

  25. BRIAN / Dec 14 2016

    45 – Dukes
    27 – Bison

    We score once on defense/special teams. Abdullah gets in twice, Schor runs in 1 and tosses 2 more.

  26. Chad / Dec 14 2016

    35-17 Bison

  27. Brandon Newbill / Dec 14 2016

    Dukes 32
    Bison 31

  28. Jordan / Dec 14 2016

    24-21 JMU (Winning by a field goal may seem strange given our kicking game struggles, but hey it’s the playoffs!)

  29. Bison Fan 1111 / Dec 14 2016

    JMU 24
    NDSU 35

    Horns Up!

  30. Go Bizon! / Dec 14 2016

    NDSU 28
    JMU 17

  31. Bizonator / Dec 14 2016

    I think JMU is prolly just too much for us. Been 5 great years
    JMU 39
    NDSU 21

  32. Darin Kramer / Dec 14 2016

    JMU fans are adorable. Bizun fans here the same confident bs every year from every fan base. Guess it’ll take 9:30 CST on the 16th for reality to sink in.

  33. Ben / Dec 14 2016

    31-27 Dukes. This won’t be easy but this team is special and will end the Bizon streak.

  34. Chris Lawyer / Dec 14 2016

    JMU: 42 vs NDSU: 37 I call a big stop late to seal it.

  35. Shrowder / Dec 14 2016

    JMU – 31
    NDSU – 30

  36. rob / Dec 14 2016

    JMU: 38
    Losers: 35

  37. Dukes Alum / Dec 14 2016

    Please tell me that typical “social media” is at work with rumor of 7 players getting in trouble for drug test failure. I don’t believe it. Can’t think seniors would let this happen in last run at championship. Social media rumors spread quickly before “real” news can debunk. Praying that is the case here! Go Dukes!

  38. Sunchase / Dec 14 2016

    As far as I can tell, Alum, it’s a rumor with no substance.

    Dukes 26
    NDSU 22

    Plane tickets to Frisco are cheap.

  39. maddukes98 / Dec 14 2016

    Dukes – 51
    Bison Chips – 30

  40. Ken / Dec 14 2016

    So far, “3/5/7 players from EWU/YSU/JMU tested positive for…after their quarterfinal wins” or some other fake news-style story has been making the rounds. Critical thinking is a valuable skill that is seemingly in short supply.

  41. Jackson Hall / Dec 14 2016

    JMU wins 27-23

  42. Dukes4 / Dec 14 2016

    Madison: 38 / Bison (and refs) 34

  43. The Fly / Dec 14 2016

    First, welcome to the Bison who have politely paid us a visit and left their predictions, we luv ya. Second, 28-24 to the visitors.

  44. Brent Evans / Dec 14 2016

    JMU 42-37

  45. Brian / Dec 15 2016

    Bison 35
    Dukes 10

  46. Hart / Dec 15 2016

    This should be a great game between two powerhouse teams. JMU will have to overcome a huge homefield advantage and a fast start would help tremendously.
    JMU 31
    ND State 24

  47. Cory / Dec 15 2016

    Every time I predict JMU to win a close one they blow the other team out. So what’s more important? Beating NDSU or winning the blog contest? After the beating I took on twitter by some NDSU trolls the answer is clear:

    JMU – 27
    NDSU – 21

  48. JerseyDuke / Dec 15 2016

    The senior on this team know the feeling of defeat in the playoff. NDSU does not. They won’t let us down!

    Duke-38
    Hairy Cows- 31

  49. 89Duke / Dec 16 2016

    JMU 42
    NDSU 35

    NDSU goes for two to get it within a TD, JMU runs out the clock

  50. Nevin Bull Jr / Dec 16 2016

    JMU wins in a close one 41/37. .Dukes QB is the difference maker in this game and he has been spot on in these playoff games..Bison are missing couple key players due to injuries n Dukes peaking allows them to travel on the road and bring a hard fought victory back to Harrisonburg..

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