Tag: North Dakota State

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–FINAL Spring 2021

Below are the final Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the Division I FCS Spring 2021 schedule. These rankings are amongst all the FCS teams that participated with at least three games in the spring schedule and includes teams that may have opted out of the season. NOTE: the Ivy League and […]

CSJ NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament First Four Preview: North Carolina Central vs. North Dakota State, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

#16 North Carolina Central vs. #16 North Dakota State (South Region) When: Wednesday, March 19, 6:40 PM Where: UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio TV/Streaming: truTV, March Madness Live North Carolina Central Eagles (18-15, 10-6) Durham, North Carolina Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Head Coach: LeVelle Moton (Ninth season, 175–128 @ NCCU & overall) Enrollment: 6,355 Sagarin Rating: 296 Scouting Report: NCCU […]

CSJ’s 2018 Week 3 Game Preview: North Alabama at North Dakota State

North Alabama at North Dakota State When: Saturday, September 15, 2:30 PM CDT Where:Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome, Fargo, N.D. TV/Streaming: NBC North Dakota / ESPN+ (subscription) North Alabama Lions (2-0), Week 2 W-at Alabama A&M) The Lions are in their transition year to Division I from Division II and so far, UNA has done […]

North Dakota State Dynasty Back for a Six Pack in 17-13 win over James Madison

FRISCO, Texas –- Any thought that North Dakota State’s football dynasty is over was put to rest with its 17-13 win over defending national champion James Madison before a capacity crowd of 19,090 in the renovating Toyota Stadium. The two teams came into this game as the top two playoff seeded teams this year with […]

Division I FCS National Title Game Preview

FCS Championship Game: #2 seed North Dakota State (13-1) vs. #1 seed James Madison (14-0) Kickoff: Saturday, Jan. 6 at noon. ET Where: Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas) TV Channel: ESPN2 Coaches: James Madison: Mike Houston, 28-1 in two seasons (71-20 overall); North Dakota State: Chris Klieman, 53-6 in four seasons (56-13 overall)   https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/949020915769184258 FRISCO, Tex.–The two teams outlasted […]

Bearkats Turn Into Pumpkins In FCS Semifinals Once Again

FARGO, N.D. — It might have been a few weeks past Halloween on Friday night at the Fargo Dome, but for the third time in four years, the orange-clad Sam Houston State Bearkats turned into pumpkins in the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals. Of course, second-seeded North Dakota State (13-1) might have had something to do […]

North Dakota State Heading Back to National Title Game After 55-13 Rout of Sam Houston State in FCS Semifinal

FARGO, N.D. – Running back Bruce Anderson and #2 seeded North Dakota State advanced to their sixth FCS national championship game in seven years Friday with an imposing 55-13 national semi-final victory over #6 Sam Houston State before 18,279 fans at the Fargodome. The Bison never looked back after scoring touchdowns on their first three […]

FCS Week 7 Top Ten Twitter Highlights, Week Of 10/14/2017

    Top 10 Twitter Highlights No. 10. The Central Connecticut football team played its first overtime since the 2013 season and came away with a 51-45 quadruple overtime victory on the road at Wagner College on Saturday night. Senior Cameron Nash rushed 24 times for 104 yards and three touchdowns, all in overtime, to […]

FCS Week 2 Quick Recap and Highlights

Top 10 Twitter Highlights No. 2-ranked North Dakota State rushed for 375 yards and rolled to a 40-13 victory over No. 6-ranked Eastern Washington in a key non-conference football game Saturday, Sept. 9. Bruce Anderson had 160 yards and one touchdown and Lance Dunn ran for 148 yards and three TDs for the Bison, who […]

CSJ’s FCS Week 2 Game of the Week, Spotlight, And Fearless Predictions

FCS Game of the Week: No. 2 North Dakota State vs. No. 6 Eastern Washington Last week, it was about hurricanes. This week, it’s about wildfires. Last week was the rescheduled game between nationally-ranked foes, Sam Houston State vs. Richmond. This week’s nationally-ranked matchup between FCS title contenders, North Dakota State and Eastern Washington, will […]

2017 Season FCS College Football Picks: Missouri Valley Football Conference

CSJ’s Predicted Order of finish: North Dakota State South Dakota State Youngstown State Illinois State Northern Iowa Western Illinois South Dakota Southern Illinois Missouri State Indiana State   North Dakota State Fearless Prediction: While NDSU’s run at consecutive national titles and 27-consective playoff wins ended after losing in the playoff semi-finals last year against James […]

Ten Breakout Players in the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2017

The Missouri Valley Football Conference is ranked in most of the recent years polls as the top FCS conference in the country. This year likely will be no different as nine of the ten teams in the conference return their starting quarterbacks. A year ago, however, was the first year in six seasons that the […]

DAKOTA DYNASTY IS OVER — James Madison Stuns North Dakota State 27-17 to Advance to National Title Game

FARGO, N.D.–North Dakota State’s unprecedented run of five consecutive FCS national championships is over. The top seeded Bison lost at home on Friday against #4 seed James Madison, 27-17, in a national semifinal contest–stunned a crowd of 18,282 at the Fargodome. The upset marked the first FCS playoff loss since 2010 for the Bison—which began […]

CSJ Missouri Valley Football Conference Power Rankings — Week 10

With two weeks left NDSU right now is really only the obvious selection going to the playoffs. The Bison have the #3 spot in the current Playoff Selection Committee rankings with the single loss to SDSU. Other than that loss, they have a spectacular resume due to their strength of schedule and an impressive FBS […]

CSJ Missouri Valley Football Conference Power Rankings — Week 9

The game of this week in the MVFC is in Fargo with two of the top three schools tied atop of the standings when YSU visits NDSU. Both schools right now look comfortably in the field of 24 playoff field. The winner will have the inside track for at least a share of the conference […]

CSJ Missouri Valley Football Conference Power Rankings — Week 8

The game of this week in the MVFC is in Cedar Falls with the Top 2 Sagarin rankings with NDSU coming to face UNI. UNI with four losses, however, are in a must win mode to stay in the playoff conversation. NDSU, meanwhile, will try to stay in the Top 4 seed conversation. The other […]

Missouri Valley Conference Power Rankings — Week 7

  Here is the College Sports Journal’s Missouri Valley Football Conference Power Rankings for the week of 10/18/2016. (Last week’s ranking in parenthesis. 1. (1) North Dakota State (5-1, 2-1) Last Week: Lost to South Dakota State 19-17 at home This Week: at Western Illinois I know, I know. How can the Bison still be #1? […]

CSJ Missouri Valley Football Conference Power Rankings — Week 6

Here are the updated power rankings for the Missouri Valley Football Conference for the week ending Oct. 9th. Note last week’s rankings in (parentheses).   1. (1) North Dakota State (5-0, 2-0) Last Week: Win over Missouri State 27-3 on the road This Week: vs. South Dakota State The Bison play SDSU this week in the […]

CSJ Missouri Valley Football Conference Power Rankings – Week 5

  Here are the updated power rankings for the Missouri Valley Football Conference this week ending Oct. 4. The league is very close from top to bottom. In fact, three league games last Saturday ended with large scoring runs by the winning team. North Dakota State trailed Illinois State, 10-7, with 13:06 remaining the second […]

CSJ Missouri Valley Football Conference Power Rankings – Week 4

Much like the Big Sky Conference I did yesterday, I will give my rankings for the Missouri Valley Football Conference with the team, its record, its prior ranking in the week and a summary of what each team did the week before, as well as what each team has coming up. I will do this […]

Not So Suddenly, The Big Ten’s Entire Rationale For Banning FCS Games Crumbles

  PHILADELPHIA, PA – In a way, it’s hilarious. This weekend, relatively quietly, two more teams of the FCS played, and beat, FBS schools. Granted, the Huskies of Northern Illinois are struggling, at 0-4 competing in the MAC. But the Huskies still were in one of the biggest bowls in college football -the Orange Bowl […]

College Sports Journal Players of the Week, Sept. 18

Four players including Nick Shafnisky from Lehigh, Eli Jenkins from Jacksonville State, MJ Stumpf from North Dakota State, and Antoine Custer from Eastern Washington have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending September 18th, 2016 in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. The honorees are listed here with their achievements […]

Mid-America Classic Pits Two FBS Winners This Week

It is rare that a FCS team beats an FBS team. It is even rarer for two FCS teams that defeated an FBS team in the previous week to meet the following week. But that is the case when Eastern Illinois and Illinois State meet this Saturday afternoon in Normal. This game pits the oldest […]

Lance Dunn of North Dakota State University scores the game-winning touchdown in overtime during the Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, game against Eastern Washington at the Fargodome. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Eastern Washington Comes Close To Pushing Bison Over Cliff, Fall 50-44 In Overtime

By Dave Cook Special to College Sports Journal This story is courtesy of Eastern Wahington athletics FARGO, N.D. — The Eagles nearly pushed the Bison over the cliff. Top-ranked and five-time defending national champion North Dakota State rallied in the final minutes and beat No. 8 Eastern Washington University 50-44 Saturday in overtime in a […]

Big Ten Conference: Bring Back FCS Opponents

This week, I will be traveling to Charleston, IL to attend the Western Illinois – Eastern Illinois football game. This is a match-up I circled a few months ago as a great season opener for two 2015 FCS playoff teams. It should be an entertaining start to each school’s season. Since I am traveling this far […]

North Dakota State's Aaron Steidl and Charleston Southern's Frank Cirone shake hands after the overtime finish Saturday, August 27, 2016, at the Fargodome. (David Samson / The Forum)

You Couldn’t Have Asked For A Better Showcase Than This Year’s FCS Kickoff

FARGO, N.D. — Most of the 18,881 fans attending Saturday night’s Football Championship Subdivision kickoff had their hearts in their throats in the final minutes as five-time defending national champion North Dakota State struggled to hold off the charge of surprising Charleston Southern. After the Bison faithful at the Fargodome exhaled collectively as a 50-yard, […]

Charleston Southern at North Dakota State FCS Kickoff 2016

NDSU Starts 2016 with a Thrilling Overtime Win over Charleston Southern

  FARGO, ND—The North Dakota State Bison and Charleston Southern Buccaneers opened the 2016 season in the third annual FCS Kickoff on Saturday night in a memorable way. NDSU, the five-time reigning national champions, would win 24-17 but it took overtime to put away NDSU’s 18th consecutive home opener victory. A crowd of 18,881 in […]

Charleston Southern head coach Jamey Chadwell

Who We Like And How to Watch: Charleston Southern at North Dakota State

As we kick off a new football season, we’d like to start up something new here at College Sports Journal: “Who We Like and How To Watch”. In it, we’ll have links to all the broadcast information, our fearless predictions, and links to the picks of all the Top 25 games of the (plus other […]

Why We Should Love NDSU and the Bison?

  I felt compelled to write a rebuttal this after my colleague Charles Burton at College Sports Journal wrote why we hate the five time reigning national champions of North Dakota State. Well Chuck, I beg to differ in my view. Of course, my view comes from someone with some green and gold colored glasses […]

Photo by Nick Krug A handful of North Dakota State fans celebrate against a backdrop of Kansas fans as time dwindles late in the fourth quarter, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 at Kivisto Field. The Jayhawks dropped their home opener 6-3.

Secretly We All Hate North Dakota State

North Dakota State, it’s time we had a talk. We get it. At the FCS level, you’ve been a terrific success story. You’ve won Missouri Valley football championships. You’ve upset a lot of FBS teams, the biggest one of all being a presesason contender for the Big 12, Kansas State, with an iconic game-winning drive […]

FCS NCG 2016 QB Carson Wentz

2016 Missouri Valley Football Conference Preview

College Sports Journal Missouri Valley Football Conference 2016 Preview By Kent Schmidt Predicted Order of Finish North Dakota State Northern Iowa Illinois State South Dakota State Youngstown State Western Illinois Southern Illinois Indiana State South Dakota Missouri State OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jake Wieneke, WR, Jr., South Dakota State DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: […]

JMU QB Drew Dudzik over Virginia Tech, 2010

Six Possible FCS Humiliupsets Over FBS Schools

There are few things more exciting in the kickoff of the college football season than a Jacksonville State putting The Fear Of The Big Guy Above into Auburn, or Portland State delivering probably the most humiliating upset on FCS over FBS history over North Texas. There’s an extra jolt of adrenaline when a sixty-three scholarship […]

North Dakota State QB Brock jensen (George Hammond, Tue, 01/07/2014)

The Real Problem With The FCS Playoffs

FCS fans love the playoffs. So do I. Fans love the idea of organizing a bracket of the 24 best teams, having them play each other, until a true national champion is crowned, proven through the only reliable way to truly determine a champion – head-to-head competition. So do I. But quickly FCS fans realize […]