UND football playoff GameCenter live: No. 1 James Madison vs. No. 7 UND, FCS quarterfinals

UND and James Madison start at 5 p.m. on ESPN2 (possibly starting on ESPNews if other games run late) in the FCS quarterfinals in Harrisonburg, Va.

UND and James Madison warm up before a May 2, 2021, FCS quarterfinal in Harrisonburg, Va. Photo by Tom Miller/Grand Forks Herald

Live updates and video of scores:

First quarter

James Madison 3, UND 0, 10:49 left: UND's drive-opening turnover -- a blown-up slant pass from Tommy Schuster to Adam Zavalney -- results in a JMU Ethan Ratke 43-yard field goal. Big play for the Fighting Hawks to force the long field came on third down when corner Evan Holm blitzed and led to a Noah Larson sack.

James Madison 10, UND 0, :30 left: James Madison marches on a methodical 13-play, 80-yard drive late in the quarter, punctuated by a 3-yard touchdown run from Perci Ageyi-Obese.

Second quarter

James Madison 10, UND 7, 13:12 left: A 45-yard run from Otis Weah on third-and-1 gives UND its first bit of momentum. A Tommy Schuster comeback route for 12 yards to Garett Maag puts UND inside the 10. A couple of plays later, UND brings in backup quarterback Quincy Vaughn, who rushes in from 5 yards out.


James Madison 17, UND 7, 10:18 left: James Madison having little problem marching on the UND defense. Cole Johnson hit Antwane Wells Jr. for a 38-yard gain over the defense of UND cornerback Caleb Nelson. That set up a 6-yard Agyei-Obese touchdown run up the middle.

James Madison 17, UND 14, 1:40 left: UND puts together a bizarre drive. After Dalton Gee nearly fumbled early in the drive but the call was overturned, UND runs a fake punt that draws JMU offsides. That leads to two more trick plays -- a double-lateral pass from Tommy Schuster to Adam Zavalney and a hook-and-ladder from Marcus Preston to Luke Skokna. The whole thing is finished off by a 10-yard Weah run up the middle.

James Madison 20, UND 14, :00 left: Ratke kicks one in from 32 yards out as the first half expires. A 43-yard pass from Cole Johnson to Kris Thornton gave JMU the ball at the UND 15.

Third quarter

James Madison 27, UND 14, 2:21 left: James Madison's offense strings together a big drive on its second offensive series of the second half. Dukes quarterback Cole Johnson hits Antwane Wells Jr. on a slant, and he bounces off a Kadon Kauppinen hit and scores from 19 yards out.


Fourth quarter

James Madison 34, UND 14, 10:06 left: After a UND offsides penalty extends the JMU drive, the Dukes go deep to likely ice the game. Wells with a 63-yard catch down the sideline over top of the defense of UND corner C.J. Siegel.

James Madison 34, UND 21, 6:39 left: UND's offense is in hurry-up and a couple of back-shoulder throws to Garett Maag and Tyler Burian set up a Luke Skokna 5-yard touchdown run.

Miller has covered sports at the Grand Forks Herald since 2004 and was the state sportswriter of the year in 2019 and 2022.

His primary beat is UND football but also reports on a variety of UND sports and local preps.

He can be reached at (701) 780-1121, or on Twitter at @tommillergf.
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