VIDEO: Top Five FCS Football Game Highlights of the Week of 9/30/2018

North Dakota State players celebrate with the Dakota Marker trophy after defeating South Dakota State 21-17 on Saturday at the Fargodome.
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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 Missouri Valley Conference with a 24-21 win over Illinois State, Sam Houston State kept their Southland title hopes alive with a gut-check 34-31 overtime win over Central Arkansas, Stony Brook found a safety to be the difference in a 29-27 win over Villanova, and East Tennessee State, for the first time since 1996, sits atop the SoCon after their 17-14 win over Chattanooga.

Click on the score for a detailed recap of each game and the video to see highlights.

5. Sam Houston State 34, Central Arkansas 31 (OT) (Huntsville, TX)

4. East Tennessee State 17, Chattanooga 14 (Johnson City, TN)

3. Stony Brook 29, Villanova 27 (Stony Brook, NY)

2. Missouri State 24, Illinois State 21 (Springfield, MO)

1. North Dakota State 21, South Carolina State 17 (Fargo, ND)