Tag: North Dakota State Bison Football

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – FINAL 2022

Below are the final Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the 2022 season amongst the FCS teams. South Dakota State finishes in the top position after winning the national title game over North Dakota State. NDSU finishes in the #2 position after that loss to SDSU in the national title game. Sacramento […]

2023 Division I FCS National Championship Game Preview: #3 North Dakota State vs. #1 South Dakota State

FCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHUP: NORTH DAKOTA STATE VS. SOUTH DAKOTA STATEWHERE: TOYOTA STADIUM, FRISCO, TEX.WHEN: SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2:00 PM ESTTV/STREAMING: ABC / WATCHESPN For the second time in the last decade, two teams from the Missouri Valley Football Conference will play each other for the national title. The last time this happened also involved North […]

OPINION: The All Dakota FCS National Championship Game Won’t Make Any New FCS Fans, Which Is Why Things Need to Change

This Sunday – idiotically slotted against the NFL – the FCS National Championship Game will feature North Dakota State and South Dakota State in what will likely be the least watched ABC National Championship game in our lifetimes.

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Nov. 19 REGULAR SEASON FINAL

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending November 19th, 2022, the final rankings of the regular season. CSJ will show a final ranking after the national championship game in January. South Dakota State remains in the top position after having a bye week in the last week […]

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 11 Review/Week 12 Preview

It is now at crunch time as we enter the last week of the regular season. The Week 11 results make the MVFC field a little muddled. We do know that South Dakota State is the outright champion of the league and North Dakota State will finish in second in the standings. The Jackrabbits will […]

CSJ Sagarin 2022 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-Nov. 13

Using the Sagarin rankings for this week of Nov. 13th, the following would be the field of 24 teams for the 2022/23 Division I FCS Football Playoffs. South Dakota State would be the top seed using the rankings for this week, while Montana would be the second seed. Sacramento State is the #3, while North […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Nov. 12

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending November 12th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. South Dakota State remains in the top position after its last regular […]

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 10 Review/Week 11 Preview

South Dakota State is the MVFC champion, well at least co-champion right now after the Jackrabbits won a tough road contest this past week over Northern Iowa. The Jacks have claimed the automatic qualifier for the league and will look to be at least a Top 2 seed in the playoffs by winning their last […]

CSJ Sagarin 2022 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-Nov. 7

Using the Sagarin rankings for this week of Nov. 7th, the following would be the field of 24 teams for the 2022/23 Division I FCS Football Playoffs. South Dakota State would be the top seed using the rankings for this week, while Sacramento State would be the second seed. North Dakota State is the #3, […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Nov. 5

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending November 5th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. South Dakota State remains in the top position after its narrow win […]

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 9 Review/Week 10 Preview

It is becoming crunch time in the MVFC right now as teams are jockeying for playoff spots. The title though looks to go through Brookings, South Dakota this year as South Dakota State is the only undefeated team left in the MVFC play. The Jackrabbits continued their winning ways this past weekend with an impressive […]

CSJ Sagarin 2022 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-Oct. 31

Using the Sagarin rankings for this week of Oct. 23rd, the following would be the field of 24 teams for the 2022/23 Division I FCS Football Playoffs. South Dakota State would be the top seed using the rankings for this week, while Sacramento State would be the second seed. North Dakota State is the #3, […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Oct. 29

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending October 29th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. South Dakota State moves up a spot to the top position after […]

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 8 Review/Week 9 Preview

South Dakota State has taken a firm grip on the MVFC race following the Jackrabbits second straight road win in the state of North Dakota. SDSU defeated UND in Grand Forks this past week a week after also defeating North Dakota State in Fargo. The Jacks defeated the Fighting Hawks in somewhat of a similar […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Oct. 22

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending October 22nd, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. The biggest game in the Division I FCS was Sacramento State hosting […]

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 7 Review/Week 8 Preview

The MVFC race is starting to take shape as there are just two undefeated teams left in conference play after last weekend. South Dakota State and Southern Illinois are those two unblemished squads and both had impressive wins this past week. SDSU had the spotlight game not just within the MVFC ranks but nationally as […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Oct. 15

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending October 15th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. There is a new number one team after the top two ranked […]

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 6 Review/Week 7 Preview

The highlight game this week is something that has not happened ever before in the MVFC when the top two ranked teams meet in the regular season when #2 South Dakota State travels to #1 North Dakota State.

CSJ Sagarin 2022 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-Oct. 9

Using the Sagarin rankings for this week, the following would be the field of 24 teams for the 2022/23 Division I FCS Football Playoffs. Montana right now would be the top seed, while defending champion North Dakota State would be the second seed using these rankings. Sacramento State is the #3, while South Dakota State […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Oct. 8

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending October 8th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. Montana moves up to the top spot in the ranking after having […]

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 5 Review/Week 6 Preview

Five games again daunt the MVFC schedule this week with Western Illinois being the lone MVFC with a bye.

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Oct. 2

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending October 2nd, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. North Dakota State remains atop the ranking after Week 1 after its […]

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 4 Review/Week 5 Preview

Five games highlight the Week 5 schedule. Three MVFC squads will play their first conference game in Youngstown State, Indiana State, and Illinois State this week.

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Sept. 24

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending September 24th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. North Dakota State remains atop the ranking after Week 1 after its […]

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 3 Review/Week 4 Preview

Wow, just when most were about to write off Southern Illinois as contender in the MVFC, the Salukis shocked the world with its upset at Big 10 Northwestern. SIU was coming off of two straight out-of-conference losses to start the season to UT Martin and Southeast Missouri State. So this upset was definitely not expected. […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Sept. 17

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending September 17th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. North Dakota State remains atop the ranking after Week 1 despite NDSU’s […]

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 2 Review/Week 3 Preview

The Missouri Valley Football Conference began its conference play this past week with North Dakota hosting Northern Iowa. Both teams were coming off of FBS losses in Week 1 so the winner here in Week 2 would stay in the race. UND QB Tommy Schuster passed for 275 yard and two touchdowns, while RB Tyler […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Sept. 10

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending September 10th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. North Dakota State remains atop the ranking after Week 1 following NDSU’s […]

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 1 Review/Week 2 Preview

The Missouri Valley slate for this week starts with the first conference game as Northern Iowa visits North Dakota–the earliest MVFC game since NDSU lost at Northern Iowa in 2010.

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Sept. 5

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending September 5th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. North Dakota State remains atop the ranking after Week 1 following NDSU’s […]

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 1 Preview

In Week 1, all 11 schools that make-up the MVFC will be in action in non-conference games.

2022 CSJ Missouri Valley Football Conference Preview

The league will remain at 11 members for this year but will grow to 12 next season as Murray State, which joined the Missouri Valley Conference for its other sports this year but will play one last season in the Ohio Valley Conference for football this fall before joining the MVFC.

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Aug. 27

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending August 27th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. North Dakota State remains atop the ranking after Week 0 with South […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–FINAL 2021

Below are the Final 2021 Top 25 FCS rankings based on the Sagarin rankings after all postseason games have been completed in Division I play. These rankings include all FBS Bowl games and the entire FCS playoffs, including both the FCS and CFP National Championship games. North Dakota State remains in the top spot following […]

Nine is Just Fine for North Dakota State in Defeating Montana State for the 2022 FCS National Title

FRISCO, Tex. — North Dakota State, who was the #2 seed in this year’s Division I FCS Playoffs, scored on its first three drives to really finish off the 2022 National Championship game.  The Bison also scored the first 35 points of the game to dominate #8 seeded Montana State to a 38-10 final in […]

2022 Division I FCS National Championship Game Preview: #8 Montana State vs. #2 North Dakota State

These two border state schools in the northern part of the country head south to Texas to see who is the best in the FCS this year when Montana State and North Dakota State meet this Saturday.

For the Bison, this is old hat. This is NDSU’s ninth trip to Frisco in the last 11 years. The two missing years were this past spring’s contest–held then due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in 2016 when James Madison upset NDSU in the semi-final round. And all prior eight trips to north Texas have resulted in the Bison capturing the crown.

For Montana State, this is the first trip to the national title game since 1984 when the Bobcats won the title over Louisiana Tech in a game played in Charleston, S.C. MSU has been a contender in the playoffs though as the last season this team played it made it to the FCS semifinals in 2019 to the same team it will playing this year in the title game in NDSU.

Montana State Head Coach Brent Vigen Knows A Thing Or Two About Bison, Frisco

Montana State has spent nearly half a century panning for another national title in football and it’s taken a graduate of North Dakota State to lead the Bobcats to the threshold of achieving that goal.

North Dakota State’s Road to Frisco for the Ninth Time in Eleven Years

This year, North Dakota State will play for its unprecedented ninth Division I title in football to enter its first title game in a new decade after winning eight of ten titles in the 2010s. The Bison will be facing Montana State, who are somewhat the new kids on the block. Of course, Montana State […]

2021 Division I FCS Playoff Semifinal Preview: #3 James Madison at #2 North Dakota State

FCS SEMIFINAL PLAYOFF MATCHUP: JAMES MADISON AT NORTH DAKOTA STATEWHERE: FARGODOME, FARGO, N.D.WHEN: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 8:15 PM CSTTV/STREAMING: ESPN2 / WATCHESPN This JMU-NDSU rivalry has been blooming over the past five seasons but like all good things, they have to come to an end. This will be the last meeting (at least with both at […]

2021 Division I FCS Playoff Quarterfinal Preview: #7 East Tennessee State at #2 North Dakota State

FCS QUARTERFINAL PLAYOFF MATCHUP: EAST TENNESSEE STATE AT NORTH DAKOTA STATEWHERE: FARGODOME, FARGO, N.D.WHEN: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 11:00AM CSTTV/STREAMING: ESPN / WATCHESPN Two conference champions meet in Fargo in this quarterfinal round match-up. East Tennessee State won the Southern Conference title this year and defeated Kennesaw State in the second round of the Division I FCS […]

2021 Division I FCS Playoff Second Round Preview: Southern Illinois at #2 North Dakota State

FCS SECOND ROUND PLAYOFF MATCHUP: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AT NORTH DAKOTA STATEWHERE: FARGODOME, FARGO, N.D.WHEN: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2:30PM CSTTV/STREAMING: ESPN+ Southern Illinois advanced the first round last week by defeating Missouri Valley Football Conference mate South Dakota on the road. The reward for the Salukis is to face another MVFC foe on the road in #2 […]

CSJ Sagarin 2021 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-FINAL

Using the Sagarin ranking this week, the following would be the field of 24 teams for the Division I FCS Football Playoffs. The actual playoff announcement will be made later today at 12:30 EST on ESPNU. North Dakota State is the top seed, while MVFC mate South Dakota State is the second seed. James Madison […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Nov. 20

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 20th, 2021. This is the last ranking of the regular season and CSJ will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. North Dakota State stays the top of the rankings after the Bison defeated South […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Nov. 13

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 13th, 2021. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. North Dakota State moves to the top of the rankings after the […]

FCS Playoffs ‘Til I Die: CSJ Picks The FCS Playoff Field, 11/11/2021

With two weeks to go, no autobid has been determined for the upcoming FCS Playoffs, and without the FCS Playoff Committee releasing their working list of seeds, FCS fans have been left to the sift through the chaos as to what the heck the FCS Playoff bracket might look like.

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Nov. 7

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 7th, 2021. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. South Dakota State moves to the top of the rankings after the […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Oct. 30

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Oct. 30th, 2021. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. North Dakota State stays at the top of the rankings after the […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Oct. 23

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Oct. 23rd, 2021. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. North Dakota State moves to the top of the rankings after the […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Oct. 16

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Oct. 16th, 2021. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. South Dakota State remains atop the ranking after the Jackrabbits defeated Western […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Oct. 9

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Oct. 9th, 2021. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. South Dakota State remains atop the ranking despite the Jackrabbits losing at […]