The James Madison Dukes confirmed the addition of 11 non-conference opponents for the 2021 through the 2025 seasons.
The schedule consists of 3 FBS teams on the road and a total of five FCS teams. Two of the FCS opponents will be home-and-home series against Weber State (2021 and 2022) and Monmouth (2024 and 2025) while the Dukes will play Morehead State at home twice in three seasons (2021 and 2023).
Below is a list of the 11 confirmed games between 2021 and 2025.
|September 4, 2021||Morehead State|
|September 18, 2021||@ Weber State|
|November 6, 2021||Campbell|
|September 3, 2022||Weber State|
|September 10, 2022||Norfolk State|
|November 5, 2022||@ Louisville|
|September 9, 2023||Morehead State|
|September 14, 2024||Monmouth|
|September 21, 2024||@ North Carolina|
|September 13, 2025||@ Monmouth|
|September 20, 2025||@ Virginia Tech|
James Madison has played Morehead State 9 times since 1979 with a 7-2 overall record. They have played three times since 2010 with JMU winning by an average score 61-7.
The Dukes played Weber State twice at home in 2017 and 2019. Both games took place in the FCS Playoffs with the Dukes winning both times. James Madison also holds a 2-0 series lead over Norfolk State after back-to-back wins in 2017 and 2018. James Madison crushed Monmouth 66-21 last season in the pair’s only meeting during the FCS Playoff second round matchup.
The Dukes have yet to conquer North Carolina in their three meetings between 2007 and 2016. James Madison holds a 1-6 overall record against Virginia Tech in the game since 1980. However, their lone victory was the last time they met in 2010 when JMU shocked the then #13 ranked Hokies 21-16.
James Madison has not faced Campbell or Louisville in football. The Dukes tentatively open the 2020 season against Delaware at home on Saturday, September 5.