James Madison quarterback Cole Johnson (12) is sacked by Sam Houston State linebacker Ysidro Mascorro (50) during the fourth quarter of a semifinal game in the NCAA college football FCS playoffs, Saturday, May 8, 2021, in Huntsville, Texas. Sam Houston came from behind to edge James Madison 38-35, for a berth in the FCS national championship game. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, file photo, Iowa's Ladell Betts (46) celebrates with teammates Erik Jensen, center, and David Porter, left, after scoring a touchdown against Penn State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Iowa City, Iowa. Ladell Betts says Iowa City has changed a lot in the 20 years since he wrapped up his college career, what with all the new housing areas, hotels, coffee shops and restaurants. As for the Iowa football program, he says, it was like stepping back in time when he arrived this spring as the new running backs coach. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

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South Dakota State safety Joshua Manchigiah (3) defends on an incomplete pass to Sam Houston State wide receiver Ife Adeyi (2) during the first half of the NCAA college FCS Football Championship in Frisco, Texas, Sunday, May 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

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