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Flames advance to second round after win over JMU

The Flames' 26-21 win over James Madison on Saturday at Bridgeforth Stadium secured Liberty University's first-ever postseason victory in program history.

With the win, the Flames raise their record to 9-4 and advance to the second round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs to face No. 6 national seed Villanova on Dec. 6. Kickoff from Villanova Stadium will be 4:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

The loss snaps James Madison’s seven-game winning streak and ends the Dukes' season with a 9-4 overall record.

The Flames limited James Madison to 65 yards of total offense during the decisive second half. James Madison came into the game ranked No. 8 in the country, averaging 497.0 total offensive yards per game. The Dukes finished the contest with 336 total offensive yards on 71 plays to Liberty’s 397 yards on 73 plays.