Northern Colorado Bears (3-7)


Northern Colorado to face challenging schedule

(STATS) - Northern Colorado will face a strong nonconference schedule with the goal of being improved in the Big Sky next season.

All three of the Bears' opening opponents are coming off a winning season - a combined 24-11. They'll host McNeese (Sept. 1), travel to South Dakota (Sept. 8) and host Sacramento State (Sept. 15) - a matchup that won't count toward the Big Sky standings.

Coach Earnest Collins Jr.'s squad, which was 3-7 overall and 2-6 in the Big Sky last season, also will host conference opponents North Dakota (Sept. 29), UC Davis (Oct. 6), Northern Arizona (Oct. 20) and Eastern Washington (Nov. 3).

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Leaders
Passing Yards: J. Knipp1352
Passing TDs: C. Regan10
Rushing Yards: T. Riek523
Rushing TDs: T. Riek6
Receiving Yards: A. Wesley1010
Receiving TDs: A. Wesley6
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 vs. College of Idaho W 41 - 14
9/9 at 22 Florida Cancelled
9/16 at Colorado L 21 - 41
9/23 vs. Idaho State W 43 - 42
9/30 at Northern Arizona L 20 - 48
10/7 at North Dakota L 38 - 48
10/21 vs. Montana State L 24 - 27
10/28 vs. Southern Utah L 14 - 27
11/4 at Sacramento State L 21 - 50
11/11 at Montana L 14 - 44
11/18 vs. Cal Poly W 42 - 0
Big Sky
  Conference Overall
14 Southern Utah 7-1 9-3
5 Weber State 7-1 11-3
21 Eastern Washington 6-2 7-4
Northern Arizona 6-2 7-5
Sacramento State 6-2 7-4
Montana State 5-3 5-6
Montana 5-3 7-4
California-Davis 3-5 5-6
North Dakota 2-6 3-8
Northern Colorado 2-6 3-7
Idaho State 2-6 4-7
Cal Poly 1-7 1-10
Portland State 0-8 0-11
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3866 (72)
Passing Yards: 2809 (31)
Rushing Yards: 1057 (107)
Points per game: 27.8 (46)
Yards per game: 386.6 (51)
Touchdowns: 32 (59)
Field Goals: 11 (51)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4747 (96)
Passing Yards: 2267 (50)
Rushing Yards: 2480 (114)
Points per game: 34.1 (106)
Yards per game: 474.7 (119)
Touchdowns: 41 (96)
Field Goals: 12 (100)
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