North Dakota State 13-point favorite over Eastern Washington
(STATS) - Defending champion North Dakota State has been installed as a 13-point favorite over Eastern Washington for the NCAA Division I FCS Championship Game on Jan. 5.
The over-under for the game is 60 points, according to 5Dimes sportsbook.
NDSU (14-0), the No. 1 seed from the Missouri Valley Football Conference, is seeking to win a record seventh FCS title in an eight-year span. Eastern Washington (12-2), the No. 3 seed out of the Big Sky Conference, was the national champion in 2010 - the first year the title game was moved to Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
Both finalists are coming off blowout wins in the semifinals. NDSU beat South Dakota State 44-21, while Eastern Washington topped Maine 50-19.
NDSU has a 2-1 lead in the all-time series. Eastern Washington won the first meeting in the 2010 quarterfinals before the Bison won regular-season games in 2016 and '17.
Updated December 17, 2018