The MVFC Conference has been the top confernce in all of FCS for nearly the last decade. All 10 MVFC teams are in action this week in non-conference games. Four games are against FBS opponents highlight the slate this week, along with two MVFC-Big Sky Challenge match-ups. The other four games have the SIU-SE Missouri State annual rivalry
NDSU won its seventh national title in the past eight years with its win over Eastern Washington in the National Title Game and did it with its second undefeated record team in that span (15-0, 8-0 MVFC). Coach Chris Klieman coached his last game with the Bison after being named the new head coach at the Big 12’s Kansas State.
The MVFC continues to be the premier conference in the FCS having now had at least one national title game representative for the past eight seasons (NDSU- 7 times, Youngstown State – 1 time, Illinois State – 1 time) and seven national titles over the span.
For the first time, the average FCS crowd size was below 8,000 per game, averaging 7,853 fans. Last year, the average 8,223 fans per contest, marking a 4.5% drop from year to year.
What’s wrong, and can anything be done to reverse the decline?
FRISCO, Tex.— The Bison powered their way to a 38-24 victory against Eastern Washington to repeat as national champions at Toyota Stadium in front of 17,082 fans. NDSU won its seventh national title to make it the most of any program in Division I FCS history, surpassing Georgia Southern, which has six. The Bison (15-0) […]
Here are some photos taken as the field crew prepares the Toyota Stadium Field to be ready for the championship. The weather was rainy the past two days but the sun has broke out today and should have excellent playing conditions for the championship game tomorrow. Kent SchmidtOriginally from LaMoure, North Dakota, Kent is […]
The Eagles key to winning this game is to win the turnover margin. The Eagles also lead the FCS in defensive touchdowns with six (and nearly had a seventh in the playoff win over Maine when CB Josh Lewis returned an interception as close as you can get without scoring to the one-yard line).
This year, North Dakota State will play for its unprecedented seventh Division I title in football this decade when they face one of just three schools to win a national title this decade in Eastern Washington. Eastern Washington knocked the Bison off in the quarter-final playoff round in 2010 and the two met in the […]
FARGO, N.D.—Quarterback Easton Stick rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns with another passing touchdown to lead top seeded North Dakota State over fifth seeded South Dakota State 44-21 in the semifinals of the NCAA Division I Football Championship in front of 18,286 was on hand at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. Playing […]
South Dakota State is exactly where it was last year in a semifinal round game. This year’s road contest is one that the Jackrabbits know well–just up I-29 to Fargo to play Dakota Marker rival North Dakota State.
Top seeded North Dakota State advanced to their eighth straight Division I FCS semifinals with a 35-0 win over eighth seeded Colgate before 16,404 fans at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.
(8) Colgate at (1) North Dakota State When: Saturday, December 8, 11:00 AM CST Where: Gate City Bank Field at the Fargo Dome TV/Streaming: ESPN, Watch ESPN Colgate Raiders (10-1) Hamilton, N.Y Patriot League Enrollment: 2,922 FCS Sagarin Rating: 105 (10 in FCS) How They Got Here: See the game report on how Colgate won its first playoff game against […]
FARGO, N.D. —Lance Dunn scored four touchdowns all in the first half and top playoff seeded North Dakota State overwhelmed Montana State 52-10 in a second-round Division I FCS playoff game in front of 17,007 fans at at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. MSU hit an explosive play on the first snap of the […]
Montana State at (1) North Dakota State When: Saturday, December 1, 2:00 PM CST Where: Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome, Fargo, ND TV/Streaming: ESPN College Extra, ESPN3 Montana State Bobcats (8-4) Location: Bozeman, Mont. Big Sky Conference Enrollment: 1 0,177 FCS Sagarin Rating: 132 (19 in FCS) How They Got Here: The Bobcats won its opening round game […]
Towson QB Tom Flacco, North Dakota RB James Johanneson, VMI QB Reese Udinski, Dartmouth DL Rocco Di Leo, and North Dakota State WR/RS Darrius Shepard have been selected as the College Sports Journal FCS Football Players of the week ending October 22nd 2018. The honorees are listed here with their achievements and their school, position, class, […]
Can Anybody Stand in the way of North Dakota State? What was billed as the Clash of the Titans in the Missouri Valley ended up a laugher, as the Bison dialed up three touchdowns by RB Lance Dunn and were never seriously challenged by the Redbirds in a 28-14 romp. Paired with UNI’s 24-9 upset […]
When: Saturday, October 13, 2:30PM CDT Where:Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome, Fargo, N.D. TV/Streaming: NBC North Dakota / ESPN+ Illinois State Redbirds (5-1, 2-1 MVFC) Illinois State started the Missouri Valley play with a loss at Missouri State but have stormed back with two wins over the other Illinois MVFC schools in Western Illinois and […]
When: Saturday, October 6, 6:00 PM CDT Where: Hanson Field, Macomb, Ill. TV/Streaming: NBC North Dakota / ESPN+ North Dakota State Bison (5-0, 2-0 MVFC) The Bison are undefeated and are coming off their first road game last week in a shootout win over Northern Iowa 56-31. NDSU has scored an average of 40.4 points per game […]
North Dakota State QB Easton Stick, Elon RB Malcolm Summers, Idaho State QB Tanner Gueller, Samford LB Tre’Shun Floyd, and South Dakota State PK Chase Vinatieri have been selected as the College Sports Journal FCS Football Players of the week ending October 8th 2018. The honorees are listed here with their achievements and their school, […]
When: Saturday, October 6, 1:00 PM CDT Where: UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, Iowa TV/Streaming: NBC North Dakota/CFU,KCRG,KGCW,KCWI in Iowa/NBC Sports Chicago/ESPN+ North Dakota State Bison (4-0 overall, 1-0 MVFC) North Dakota State makes its first road trip of the year after four home games in the first five weeks of the season. The Bison won its first […]
Princeton QB John Lovett, Monmouth WR Reggie White, Jr., Jacksonville State QB Zerrick Cooper, Montana LB Dante Olson, and North Dakota State P Garret Wegner have been selected as the College Sports Journal FCS Football Players of the week ending Oct. 1st 2018. The honorees are listed here with their achievements and their school, position, […]
The biggest FCS Game of the Week was about a lot more than a piece of rock. North Dakota State’s hard-fought 21-17 win over South Dakota State in the Fargodome was a marker for a heck of a week in the FCS. Aside from the Bison win, Missouri State upset the apple cart in the […]
South Dakota State at North Dakota State When: Saturday, September 29, 2:30 PM CDT Where: Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome TV/Streaming: ND NBC, MidCo Sports / ESPN+ (subscription required) South Dakota State Jackrabbits (2-0, 0-0 MVFC) An odd scheduling quirk has SDSU going to NDSU to open the Missouri Valley Football Conference schedule with both teams […]
Delaware at North Dakota State When: Saturday, September 22, 1:00 PM CDT Where:Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome, Fargo, N.D. TV/Streaming: NBC North Dakota / ESPN+ (subscription required) Delaware Blue Hens (2-1, 0-1 CAA) The Blue Hens are coming off two straight wins over Cornell and Lafayette but lost its opener against CAA rival Rhode Island. The […]