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Nine FCS players already committed to Shrine Game

(STATS) - A pair of teammates from two Missouri Valley Football Conference programs are among the nine FCS players to have accepted invitations to play in the 93rd East-West Shrine Game Jan. 20 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Illinois State will send cornerback Davontae Harris and defensive tackle Dalton Keene and South Dakota State has wide receiver Jake Wieneke and center Jacob Ohnesorge headed to the nation's oldest college football all-star game. All four players have made the MVFC first team as seniors.

Also headed to the Shrine Game from the FCS are Penn wide receiver Justin Watson, Maine offensive tackle Jamil Demby, Delaware defensive tackle Bilal Nichols, Villanova cornerback Malik Reaves and North Dakota safety Cole Reyes.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: J. Kolbe2138
Passing TDs: J. Kolbe12
Rushing Yards: J. Robinson933
Rushing TDs: J. Robinson12
Receiving Yards: S. Schnell679
Receiving TDs: C. Gibbs5
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 vs. Butler W 45 - 0
9/16 at Eastern Illinois W 44 - 13
9/23 at Missouri State W 34 - 9
9/30 vs. Indiana State W 24 - 13
10/7 at Northern Arizona L 16 - 37
10/14 at Southern Illinois L 7 - 42
10/21 vs. South Dakota W 37 - 21
10/28 at Youngstown State W 35 - 0
11/4 vs. Western Illinois L 14 - 31
11/11 at South Dakota State L 24 - 27
11/18 vs. North Dakota State L 7 - 20
Missouri Valley
  Conference Overall
4 North Dakota State 7-1 13-1
6 South Dakota State 7-2 11-3
20 Northern Iowa 6-3 8-5
9 Western Illinois 5-3 8-4
23 Illinois State 4-4 6-5
16 South Dakota 4-4 8-5
Youngstown State 4-4 6-5
Missouri State 2-6 3-8
Southern Illinois 2-6 4-7
Indiana State 0-8 0-11
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4251 (56)
Passing Yards: 2243 (66)
Rushing Yards: 2008 (36)
Points per game: 26.1 (54)
Yards per game: 386.5 (52)
Touchdowns: 31 (60)
Field Goals: 14 (19)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3396 (19)
Passing Yards: 2204 (41)
Rushing Yards: 1192 (10)
Points per game: 19.4 (22)
Yards per game: 308.7 (16)
Touchdowns: 26 (22)
Field Goals: 7 (18)
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