NDSU, Stick overwhelm Delaware

(STATS) - Wins over Cal Poly and North Alabama weren't going to do it. But North Dakota State's 38-10 rout of Delaware on Saturday? The rest of the FCS should have gotten a scare out of the defending national champion.

One of their star players seemed to make one big play after another as the top-ranked Bison (3-0) rolled before a sellout 18,883 on Homecoming Day at the Fargodome, led by quarterback Easton Stick's 321 yards of total offense and four touchdowns - two rushing and two passing - In the first all-time meeting between the two programs.

The win scored one for the Missouri Valley Football Conference against the other top FCS conference, CAA Football. The Bison, which have won the last seven MVFC titles, will host what is expected to their chief challenger in the conference - No. 3 South Dakota State - next Saturday.

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Offensive Player of Week 3
Southern Illinois players may not believe Terry had an upset stomach before the "War for the Wheel." Not after he set Ohio Valley Conference records for rushing yards (311) and all-purpose yards (438) and scored four touchdowns in Southeast Missouri's 48-44 win. Terry carried the ball 30 times and scored on runs of 74, 23, 11 and 10 yards. He also caught one pass for 13 yards and returned five kicks for 114 yards.
Defensive Player of Week 3
  • Team: McNeese
  • Height: 73
  • Weight: 220
  • Position: LB
As McNeese beat Southland Conference rival Nicholls 20-10 in the STATS FCS Game of the Week, Blunt was a one-man wrecking crew, including nine tackles (six solos), four tackles for loss and three sacks. On the game's opening kickoff, he recovered a fumble on the Nicholls 16, and it led to a Cowboys touchdown on the next play. He also had one quarterback hurry.
Special Teams Player of Week 3
An Australian import and graduate transfer from Prairie View A&M, Hoolihan nearly flawless in Sacramento State's 28-25 win at Northern Colorado. He pinned the Bears inside their 20-yard line on six of his eight punts. His final punt in the closing seconds of the game was a 50-yarder that backed up the returner and led to a muff, which was recovered by Sac State. UNC's average field position after Hoolihan's punts was its 14.
Freshman Player of Week 3
  • Team: Albany
  • Height: 68
  • Weight: 153
  • Position: WR
Holmes recorded the second-highest receiving yardage total in Albany history while sparking a 30-27 win over Morgan State. He caught eight passes for 238 yards and erased Morgan State's 27-23 lead with an 88-yard touchdown reception with 6:54 left.
FCS Bracketology
STATS FCS Poll
Rankings as of 9/17/2018
Rank School Votes Prev
1 North Dakota State (2-0) 3919 (152) 1
2 James Madison (2-1) 3734 (2) 2
3 South Dakota State (2-0) 3590 3
4 North Carolina A&T (3-0) 3394 (3) 4
5 Kennesaw State (2-1) 3169 7
6 Eastern Washington (2-1) 2907 6
7 Weber State (2-1) 2904 11
8 Wofford (2-1) 2676 8
9 McNeese (3-0) 2399 16
10 Jacksonville State (1-1) 2369 12
11 Sam Houston State (1-1) 2256 5
12 Elon (1-1) 2037 14
13 Maine (2-0) 1856 17
14 Central Arkansas (2-1) 1663 18
15 Villanova (2-1) 1564 10
16 Illinois State (2-0) 1457 19
17 Samford (1-2) 1381 9
18 Nicholls (1-2) 1184 13
19 Montana (2-1) 938 15
20 Stony Brook (2-1) 812 24
21 UC Davis (2-1) 717 23
22 North Dakota (2-1) 677 NR
23 Rhode Island (2-1) 531 25
24 Austin Peay (2-1) 404 NR
25 UNI (0-2) 377 21
Others: Towson (275) , South Dakota (249) , Mercer (221) , Colgate (219) , Delaware (216) , Chattanooga (184) , Sacramento State (143) , Montana State (112) , Western Illinois (87) , Richmond (86) , Missouri State (54) , Northern Arizona (50) , Monmouth (38) , Princeton (32) , Harvard (30) , New Hampshire (28) , Tennessee State (22) , Yale (16) , Furman (12) , Southeastern Louisiana (8) , Idaho (7) , North Alabama (6) , Southeast Missouri State (5) , Northwestern State (3) , Western Carolina (2) , Prairie View A&M (2) , Dartmouth (1) , Howard (1) , Sacred Heart (1)
FCS Coaches Poll
Rankings as of 9/17/2018
Rank School Prev
1 North Dakota State (2-0) 1
2 James Madison (2-1) 2
3 South Dakota State (2-0) 3
4 North Carolina A&T (3-0) 6
5 Kennesaw State (2-1) 8
6 Eastern Washington (2-1) 5
6 Wofford (2-1) 7
8 Weber State (2-1) 13
9 Jacksonville State (1-1) 11
10 McNeese (3-0) 15
11 Sam Houston State (1-1) 4
12 Elon (1-1) 14
13 Central Arkansas (2-1) 17
14 Villanova (2-1) 10
15 Illinois State (2-0) 18
16 Maine (2-0) 20
17 Samford (1-2) 9
18 Nicholls (1-2) 12
19 Stony Brook (2-1) 21
20 Montana (2-1) 16
21 Austin Peay (2-1) 23
22 UNI (0-2) 18
23 Rhode Island (2-1) NR
24 Colgate (2-0) 25
25 UC Davis (2-1) NR
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