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James Madison, Monmouth schedule football series for 2024, 2025

After missing the last few weeks because of COVID-19 issues, the James Madison Dukes return to the field on Saturday to take on Colonial Athletic Conference rival William & Mary.

The Dukes last took the field on March 6 and needed a second-half rally to defeat Elon, 20-17. Redshirt freshman QB Cage Maloney came off the bench to lead JMU’s comeback with 17 unanswered points. He is expected to start in place of Cole Johnson this week.

The Tribe had an easier time with the same Elon team last week, getting a big day out of RB Malachi Imoh (137 rushing yards, 3 TDs) in a 31-10 victory. It was the first win of the season for William & Mary following a season-opening loss to Richmond, 21-14.

The Dunkel Index projects JMU as a 6 ½-point favorite in this matchup, which is below the Vegas line of 14. The Index also has the final score total set at 48, which is over the Vegas total of 45.

Dunkel’s Pick: William & Mary (+14); Over

Below are all of Dunkel’s picks for this weekend’s FCS contests:

MARCH 27

San Diego at Presbyterian
Time: 11:00 am ET
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego 55.654; Presbyterian 32.780
Dunkel Line & Total: San Diego by 23; 45
Vegas Line & Total: San Diego by 17 ½; 49 ½
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (-17 ½); Under

North Dakota at Youngstown State
Time: 12:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: North Dakota 71.220; Youngstown State 68.777
Dunkel Line & Total: North Dakota by 2 ½; 33
Vegas Line & Total: North Dakota by 10; 42 ½
Dunkel Pick: Youngstown State (+10); Under

Delaware at Rhode Island
Time: 12:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Delaware 72.103; Rhode Island 66.045
Dunkel Line & Total: Delaware by 6; 53
Vegas Line & Total: Delaware 9 ½; 49
Dunkel Pick: Rhode Island (+9 ½); Over

Mercer at Chattanooga
Time: 12:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Mercer 54.454; Chattanooga 57.917
Dunkel Line & Total: Chattanooga by 3 ½; 42
Vegas Line & Total: Chattanooga by 9 ½; 44 ½
Dunkel Pick: Mercer (+9 ½); Under

Northern Iowa at Western Illinois
Time: 12:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Northern Iowa 61.904; Western Illinois 58.808
Dunkel Line & Total: Northern Iowa by 3; 34
Vegas Line & Total: Northern Iowa by 5; 42
Dunkel Pick: Western Illinois (+5); Under

Incarnate Word at Nicholls State
Time: 12:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Incarnate Word 62.717; Nicholls State 55.741
Dunkel Line & Total: Incarnate Word by 7; 61
Vegas Line & Total: Nicholls State by 6 ½; 67 ½
Dunkel Pick: Incarnate Word (+6 ½); Under

Morehead State at Davidson
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Morehead State 32.576; Davidson 47.312
Dunkel Line & Total: Davidson by 14 ½; 43
Vegas Line & Total: Davidson by 7 ½; 51 ½
Dunkel Pick: Davidson (-7 ½); Under

Charleston Southern at Monmouth
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Charleston Southern 61.987; Monmouth 57.276
Dunkel Line & Total: Charleston Southern by 4 ½; 61
Vegas Line & Total: Charleston Southern by 1; 48 ½
Dunkel Pick: Charleston Southern (-1); Over

James Madison at William & Mary
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: James Madison 75.481; William & Mary 69.107
Dunkel Line & Total: James Madison by 6 ½; 48
Vegas Line & Total: James Madison by 14; 45
Dunkel Pick: William & Mary (+14); Over

Samford at The Citadel
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Samford 65.439; The Citadel 46.939
Dunkel Line & Total: Samford by 18 ½; 55
Vegas Line & Total: Samford by 10 ½; 61
Dunkel Pick: Samford (-10 ½); Under

VMI at Wofford
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: VMI 67.922; Wofford 58.413
Dunkel Line & Total: VMI by 9 ½; 55
Vegas Line & Total: VMI by 4; 44 ½
Dunkel Pick: VMI (-4); Over

Stony Brook at Albany
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Stony Brook 51.383; Albany 61.150
Dunkel Line & Total: Albany by 10; 49
Vegas Line & Total: Albany by 5 ½; 42
Dunkel Pick: Albany (-5 ½); Over

Western Carolina at East Tennessee State
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Western Carolina 43.582; East Tennessee State 53.378
Dunkel Line & Total: East Tennessee State by 10; 40
Vegas Line & Total: East Tennessee State by 14 ½; 44 ½
Dunkel Pick: Western Carolina (+14 ½); Under

Butler at Valparaiso
Time: 2:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Butler 26.604; Valparaiso 31.684
Dunkel Line & Total: Valparaiso by 5; 43
Vegas Line & Total: Valparaiso by 1 ½; 36
Dunkel Pick: Valparaiso (-1 ½); Over

North Dakota State at South Dakota
Time: 2:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: North Dakota State 79.618; South Dakota 63.172
Dunkel Line & Total: North Dakota State by 16 ½; 53
Vegas Line & Total: North Dakota State by 21; 43 ½
Dunkel Pick: South Dakota (+21); Over

Northern Arizona at Weber State
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Northern Arizona 58.732; Weber State 73.894
Dunkel Line & Total: Weber State by 15; 61
Vegas Line & Total: Weber State by 22 ½; 53
Dunkel Pick: Northern Arizona (+22 ½); Over

 Southern Illinois at Missouri State
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Southern Illinois 61.478; Missouri State 68.361
Dunkel Line & Total: Missouri State by 7; 50
Vegas Line & Total: Southern Illinois by 10 ½; 44 ½
Dunkel Pick: Missouri State (+10 ½); Over

Southern Utah at Idaho
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Southern Utah 58.514; Idaho 64.185
Dunkel Line & Total: Idaho by 5 ½; 58
Vegas Line & Total: Idaho by 11; 47
Dunkel Pick: Southern Utah (+11); Over

Idaho State at UC-Davis
Time: 4:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Idaho State 60.961; UC-Davis 70.513
Dunkel Line & Total: UC-Davis by 9 ½; 74
Vegas Line & Total: UC-Davis by 16; 64 ½
Dunkel Pick: Idaho State (+16); Over

Elon at Richmond
Time: 4:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Elon 50.229; Richmond 68.466
Dunkel Line & Total: Richmond by 18; 49
Vegas Line & Total: Richmond by 11; 45 ½
Dunkel Pick: Richmond (-11); Over

Northwestern State at Lamar
Time: 4:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Northwestern State 42.201; Lamar 42.979
Dunkel Line & Total: Lamar by 1; 41
Vegas Line & Total: Northwestern State by 7 ½; 50
Dunkel Pick: Lamar (+7 ½); Under

Cal Poly at Eastern Washington
Time: 4:05 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Cal Poly 49.285; Eastern Washington 68.344
Dunkel Line & Total: Eastern Washington by 19; 75
Vegas Line & Total: Eastern Washington by 24 ½; 70
Dunkel Pick: Cal Poly (+24 ½); Over

 Alabama State at AR-Pine Bluff
Time: 8:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Alabama State 52.982; AR-Pine Bluff 46.393
Dunkel Line & Total: Alabama State by 6 ½; 46
Vegas Line & Total: Alabama State by 3; 55 ½
Dunkel Pick: Alabama State (-3); Under

MARCH 28

Duquesne at Bryant
Time: 12:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Duquesne 46.478; Bryant 41.616
Dunkel Line & Total: Duquesne by 5; 38
Vegas Line & Total: Duquesne by 10 ½; 46 ½
Dunkel Pick: Bryant (+10 ½); Under

Sacred Heart at Wagner
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Sacred Heart 44.459; Wagner 37.418
Dunkel Line & Total: Sacred Heart by 7; 26
Vegas Line & Total: Sacred Heart by 13 ½; 35 ½
Dunkel Pick: Wagner (+13 ½); Under

Merrimack at LIU
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Merrimack 32.379; LIU 32.076
Dunkel Line & Total: Even; 41
Vegas Line & Total: LIU by 4; 36 ½
Dunkel Pick: Merrimack (+4); Over

Eastern Illinois at Murray State
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Eastern Illinois 47.506; Murray State 62.215
Dunkel Line & Total: Murray State by 14 ½; 50
Vegas Line & Total: Murray State by 11; 44 ½
Dunkel Pick: Murray State (-11); Over

Tennessee Tech at SE Missouri State
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Tennessee Tech 53.964; SE Missouri State 51.693
Dunkel Line & Total: Tennessee Tech by 2 ½; 52
Vegas Line & Total: SE Missouri State by 7; 47 ½
Dunkel Pick: Tennessee Tech (+7); Over

UT-Martin at Tennessee State
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: UT-Martin 52.727; Tennessee State 51.251
Dunkel Line & Total: UT-Martin by 1 ½; 54
Vegas Line & Total: UT-Martin by 9 ½; 47
Dunkel Pick: Tennessee State (+9 ½); Over

Austin Peay at Jacksonville State
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Austin Peay 60.298; Jacksonville State 67.824
Dunkel Line & Total: Jacksonville State by 7 ½; 44
Vegas Line & Total: Jacksonville State by 10 ½; 53 ½
Dunkel Pick: Austin Peay (+10 ½); Under

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