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Illinois State Redbirds (10-5)


Former FCS players help fill XFL rosters

(Stats Perform) - Fifty FCS players, including All-Americans from recent national championship-winning programs North Dakota State and James Madison, were part of the eight XFL rosters that were finalized on Monday.

Former North Dakota State linebacker Nick DeLuca will play for the New York Guardians while James Madison has running back Khalid Abdullah on the DC Defenders and defensive end Andrew Ankrah with the St. Louis Battlehawks.

The XFL, which played a single season in 2001, is returning with a 10-game regular season and playoffs, beginning Feb. 8-9. Each franchise has a 52-player roster.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: B. Davis1570
Passing TDs: B. Davis9
Rushing Yards: J. Robinson1917
Rushing TDs: J. Robinson18
Receiving Yards: K. Rutkiewicz429
Receiving TDs: A. Edgar4
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2019
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/31 at Northern Illinois L 10 - 24
9/7 vs. Morehead State W 42 - 14
9/14 at Eastern Illinois W 21 - 3
9/21 vs. Northern Arizona W 40 - 27
10/5 vs. North Dakota State L 3 - 37
10/12 at Southern Illinois W 21 - 7
10/19 at Western Illinois W 28 - 14
10/26 vs. Indiana State W 24 - 7
11/2 vs. UNI L 10 - 27
11/9 at South Dakota State W 27 - 18
11/16 vs. Missouri State W 17 - 12
11/23 at Youngstown State L 3 - 21
11/30 at Southeast Missouri State W 24 - 6
12/7 at Central Arkansas W 24 - 14
12/14 at North Dakota State L 3 - 9
Missouri Valley
  Conference Overall
1 North Dakota State 8-0 16-0
5 Northern Iowa 6-2 10-5
7 Illinois State 5-3 10-5
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: 4518 (64)
Passing Yards: 1767 (117)
Rushing Yards: 2751 (16)
Points per game: 19.8 (105)
Yards per game: 301.2 (112)
Touchdowns: 34 (83)
Field Goals: 17 (12)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4552 (54)
Passing Yards: 2802 (79)
Rushing Yards: 1750 (41)
Points per game: 16.0 (4)
Yards per game: 303.5 (11)
Touchdowns: 27 (9)
Field Goals: 13 (81)