North Dakota State Bison (13-1)


Bison likely without starting CBs, key RB for FCS final

(STATS) - North Dakota State's 55-13 rout of Sam Houston State in an FCS semifinal Friday night came at a big cost.

Coach Chris Klieman confirmed on 970 WDAY in Fargo on Saturday that junior cornerbacks Jalen Allison and Jaylaan Wimbush, who suffered knee injuries in the semifinal, and sophomore running back Ty Brooks, who dislocated his shoulder, will likely not play in the national championship game Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas.

North Dakota State (13-1) will seek its sixth FCS title in seven years against defending champion James Madison (14-0), which ended the Bison's five-year run as national champion in last year's semis.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: E. Stick2336
Passing TDs: E. Stick27
Rushing Yards: B. Anderson1153
Rushing TDs: L. Dunn12
Receiving Yards: R. Urzendowski589
Receiving TDs: R. Urzendowski8
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 vs. Mississippi Valley State W 72 - 7
9/9 at Eastern Washington W 40 - 13
9/23 vs. Robert Morris W 56 - 0
9/30 vs. Missouri State W 38 - 11
10/7 at Indiana State W 52 - 0
10/14 at Youngstown State W 27 - 24
10/21 vs. Western Illinois W 24 - 12
10/28 vs. UNI W 30 - 14
11/4 at South Dakota State L 21 - 33
11/11 vs. South Dakota W 49 - 14
11/18 at Illinois State W 20 - 7
12/2 vs. San Diego W 38 - 3
12/9 vs. Wofford W 42 - 10
12/15 vs. Sam Houston State W 55 - 13
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: 6491 (3)
Passing Yards: 2520 (44)
Rushing Yards: 3971 (2)
Points per game: 40.3 (2)
Yards per game: 463.6 (8)
Touchdowns: 75 (1)
Field Goals: 9 (77)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3320 (13)
Passing Yards: 2071 (30)
Rushing Yards: 1249 (17)
Points per game: 11.5 (2)
Yards per game: 237.1 (1)
Touchdowns: 17 (5)
Field Goals: 12 (100)
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