NCAA Football

Western Illinois Leathernecks (0-0)


Thu. 9/3 Sat. 9/12 Sat. 10/3 Sat. 10/10 Sat. 10/17
vs. NortAL
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@ EastWa
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@ SouDak
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vs. UNI
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vs. NorDak
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Reasons why the FCS is slumping against the FBS

(Stats Perform) - The FCS level could sure use a North Dakota State matchup against an FBS program.

The Bison dynasty - a winner of eight of the last nine national titles - has beaten its last six FBS opponents, yet hasn't played one since 2016. The Bison were supposed to face Oregon on Sept. 5, but the game was canceled when the Pac-12 decided not to play this fall.

North Dakota State has played the largest role in the FCS' success against FBS programs in the last 10 years, but the lower half of Division I is no longer sneaking up on the upper half. After FCS teams averaged nine wins a season from 2010-18, they went just 3-111 (.027) last year and are off to an 0-15 start this season.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: C. Sampson2092
Passing TDs: C. Sampson13
Rushing Yards: C. Ratkovich258
Rushing TDs: D. Gavin2
Receiving Yards: D. Houston539
Receiving TDs: C. Ratkovich5
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 vs. North Alabama Postponed
9/12 at Eastern Washington Postponed
10/3 at South Dakota Postponed
10/10 vs. UNI Postponed
10/17 vs. North Dakota Postponed
10/24 at Illinois State Postponed
10/31 at South Dakota State Postponed
11/7 vs. Youngstown State Postponed
11/14 at Southern Illinois Postponed
11/21 vs. Indiana State Postponed
Missouri Valley
  Conference Overall
9 Illinois State 0-0 0-0
Indiana State 0-0 0-0
North Dakota 0-0 0-0
1 North Dakota State 0-0 0-0
South Dakota 0-0 0-0
5 South Dakota State 0-0 0-0
24 Southern Illinois 0-0 0-0
3 Northern Iowa 0-0 0-0
Western Illinois 0-0 0-0
Youngstown State 0-0 0-0
Missouri State 0-0 0-1
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3774 (101)
Passing Yards: 2471 (75)
Rushing Yards: 1303 (107)
Points per game: 18.7 (111)
Yards per game: 314.5 (107)
Touchdowns: 27 (104)
Field Goals: 7 (99)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5640 (119)
Passing Yards: 2988 (95)
Rushing Yards: 2652 (113)
Points per game: 36.9 (116)
Yards per game: 470.0 (118)
Touchdowns: 56 (118)
Field Goals: 16 (112)