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Carter, Laiche, Olson to decide 25th Buchanan Award

A special season deserves special players, so it is appropriate three conference players of the year were invited Tuesday to the announcement of the 25th annual STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award.

Senior defensive ends Ron'Dell Carter of James Madison and Sully Laiche of Nicholls and senior linebacker Dante Olson of Montana finished among the top three vote-getters from 26 finalists who have been in the running for the Buchanan Award, which honors the outstanding defensive player in college football's Division I subdivision.

The Buchanan, named for the Pro and College Football Hall-of-Famer and presented since 1995, will be handed out at the STATS FCS Awards Banquet on Jan. 10 in Frisco, Texas - on the eve of the national championship game. Past winners include Dexter Coakley, Rashean Mathis, Jared Allen and Arthur Moats.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: K. Lyles1556
Passing TDs: K. Lyles11
Rushing Yards: D. Davis1039
Rushing TDs: J. Williams Jr.17
Receiving Yards: A. Cox617
Receiving TDs: A. Cox5
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2019
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/29 at Southeast Missouri State L 26 - 44
9/7 at Massachusetts W 45 - 20
9/14 vs. UT Martin W 28 - 14
9/21 at Arkansas State L 28 - 41
10/5 at South Dakota State L 10 - 28
10/12 vs. Illinois State L 7 - 21
10/19 vs. Youngstown State W 35 - 10
10/26 at South Dakota W 48 - 28
11/2 at Indiana State W 23 - 14
11/9 vs. Missouri State W 37 - 14
11/16 at Western Illinois W 45 - 21
11/23 vs. North Dakota State L 7 - 21
Missouri Valley
  Conference Overall
1 North Dakota State 8-0 13-0
6 Northern Iowa 6-2 10-4
13 Illinois State 5-3 10-4
10 South Dakota State 5-3 8-5
Southern Illinois 5-3 7-5
South Dakota 4-4 5-7
Indiana State 3-5 5-7
Youngstown State 2-6 6-6
Missouri State 1-7 1-10
Western Illinois 1-7 1-11
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5003 (33)
Passing Yards: 2209 (90)
Rushing Yards: 2794 (13)
Points per game: 28.3 (55)
Yards per game: 416.9 (33)
Touchdowns: 46 (35)
Field Goals: 7 (98)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4255 (40)
Passing Yards: 2407 (44)
Rushing Yards: 1848 (52)
Points per game: 23.0 (33)
Yards per game: 354.6 (35)
Touchdowns: 37 (48)
Field Goals: 5 (6)
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