JMU football team leaves Harrisonburg for Texas and national title game

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) The JMU Dukes have left Harrisonburg bound for Texas and Saturday's FCS national title game against Youngstown State.

The Dukes loaded up the buses and headed to the airport Wednesday morning. They'll go through media day festivities Thursday in Frisco before kicking things off on Saturday at Noon.

Coach Mike Houston and his team are in full championship game mode, three days out from the big game.

"I think our players have really come to understand that this is a big stage game,” JMU coach Mike Houston said. “National media, national broadcast. But at the same time, this is the next football game. And that's really what we've been trying to instill in them is that this is the next game. It's the biggest game of the year because it's the next one, it's also the last one."