NCAA Football

North Dakota Fighting Hawks (5-4)


North Dakota State, James Madison thriving at 1-2 in STATS FCS Top 25

(STATS) - In a season of numerous ups and downs in the STATS FCS Top 25, there have been two constants: North Dakota State and James Madison, who've been ranked No. 1 and 2, respectively, since the preseason.

Their blowout wins this past Saturday solidified them even more in the national media rankings on Monday. North Dakota State (10-0), the two-time defending FCS champion, beat Western Illinois 57-21 to become the first team to reach double-digits win and James Madison (9-1) topped New Hampshire 54-16 to become the first team to clinch at least a share of its conference title - its fourth in CAA Football over the last five seasons.

Both teams are beating FCS opponents on average by about 28 points. North Dakota State's magic number to clinch a ninth straight Missouri Valley Football Conference title is down to one. James Madison's only loss was against an FBS program - a 20-13, season-opening defeat to West Virginia.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: N. Ketteringham1760
Passing TDs: N. Ketteringham12
Rushing Yards: J. Johannesson433
Rushing TDs: J. Johannesson6
Receiving Yards: N. Wanzek710
Receiving TDs: T. Toivonen6
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2019
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/31 vs. Drake W 47 - 7
9/7 at North Dakota State L 7 - 38
9/14 vs. Sam Houston State W 27 - 23
9/28 at Eastern Washington L 20 - 35
10/5 vs. UC Davis W 38 - 36
10/12 at Idaho State L 20 - 55
10/19 at Cal Poly W 30 - 26
10/26 vs. Montana State W 16 - 12
11/9 at Weber State L 27 - 30
11/16 vs. Northern Colorado 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
11/23 vs. Southern Utah 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
Independents (FCS)
  Conference Overall
North Dakota -- 5-4
Merrimack -- 4-5
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3310 (90)
Passing Yards: 2290 (48)
Rushing Yards: 1020 (111)
Points per game: 25.8 (71)
Yards per game: 367.8 (76)
Touchdowns: 30 (75)
Field Goals: 6 (100)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3433 (40)
Passing Yards: 1643 (10)
Rushing Yards: 1790 (89)
Points per game: 29.1 (72)
Yards per game: 381.4 (58)
Touchdowns: 32 (63)
Field Goals: 10 (83)