James Madison's 2011 season is over. The Dukes never challenged No. 2-seeded North Dakota State, falling, 26-14, in the second round of the 2011 FCS Playoffs. The Dukes will finish the season at 9-5 after earning an at-large berth into the field and defeating No. 10 seed Eastern Kentucky in the first round of the FCS Playoffs last weekend.
North Dakota State never trailed in the game and was especially dominant on the ground, rushing for 219 yards in the contest. One hundred and fifty four of those came from starting running back D.J. McNorton.
James Madison was able to cut the score to 19-14 early in the fourth quarter, which gave the Dukes a chance. However, McNorton stopped that comeback effort with a 60-yard touchdown on the first play of North Dakota State's next drive.