FRISCO, Texas – Madison’s mission? Accomplished.
Heritage High School alumnus Khalid Abdullah carried the ball 26 times for 101 yards and two touchdowns to lead James Madison to a 28-14 victory over Youngstown State in the FCS national championship game. The victory gives the Dukes their second national title (2004).
In the win, Abdullah broke JMU’s single-season rushing record on his way to Most Outstanding Player honors. It was also his eighth multi-TD game of the season.
First-year head coach Mike Houston guided the Dukes to a school-record 14 victories.