2016 FCS champion James Madison is 5-0 so far in defense of its title title, and next up to take a swing at the champs is Villanova in a game that will air exclusively on CBS College Sports Live. The ESPN College GameDay crew will kick off the day in Virginia, so be sure to tune in and get the full experience ahead of the game.
Villanova at James Madison
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James Madison has won every game this year in decisive fashion, but 4-2 Villanova will give it a challenge. Although Nova has lost two close games to Albany and Temple, it has four wins by a combined 108 points. The Wildcats have looked dominant in their four wins, and their defense has been a difference maker. However, Villanova will once again need to prove that it can win close games, as James Madison will hang around even with a fast start.
It’ll be no easy task for the talented Dukes to keep up with the fast-paced Wildcat offense, but they’re undefeated for a reason. Simply put, James Madison will undoubtedly be looking to bury Nova early. JMU has its sights set on continuing its FCS title defense, and this game will be a huge step before the Dukes close their season out against competition that Nova surpasses, at least on paper.