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South Dakota Coyotes (5-7)


Former FCS players help fill XFL rosters

(Stats Perform) - More than four-dozen 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: A. Simmons2953
Passing TDs: A. Simmons27
Rushing Yards: K. Henry797
Rushing TDs: K. Henry9
Receiving Yards: C. Vander Esch651
Receiving TDs: C. Vander Esch6
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2019
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/31 vs. Montana L 17 - 31
9/7 at 4 Oklahoma L 14 - 70
9/14 vs. Houston Baptist L 52 - 53
9/21 at Northern Colorado W 14 - 6
10/5 vs. Indiana State W 38 - 0
10/12 at Missouri State W 45 - 10
10/19 at UNI L 27 - 42
10/26 vs. Southern Illinois L 28 - 48
11/2 at Western Illinois L 34 - 38
11/9 vs. Youngstown State W 56 - 21
11/16 at North Dakota State L 14 - 49
11/23 vs. South Dakota State W 24 - 21
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: 5211 (25)
Passing Yards: 2982 (37)
Rushing Yards: 2229 (34)
Points per game: 30.3 (40)
Yards per game: 434.3 (20)
Touchdowns: 47 (34)
Field Goals: 9 (88)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5525 (116)
Passing Yards: 3573 (121)
Rushing Yards: 1952 (66)
Points per game: 32.4 (92)
Yards per game: 460.4 (116)
Touchdowns: 52 (106)
Field Goals: 4 (4)