FCS PLAYOFFS

Spring FCS Playoffs Finalized

16 teams: Bracket reveal on April 18th

(NCAA) The NCAA Division One  Board of Directors finalized the plan for a spring FCS Playoffs. The changes include a smaller bracket that includes 16 teams verses the usual 24. 11 will be automatic bids the rest at-large berths. The bracket will be announced April 18th and the exact championship date is being targeted for a mid-May date with the…

Division One Council Lays Out Spring Season; FCS Playoffs

Playoffs run from April 18-May 15

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division One Council announced that the FCS Playoffs will be conducted  from April 18 through May 15 with 16 teams instead of 24. Eight conference games can be played over 13 weeks. Conferences can start and end their seasons at their own discretion. Conference championships  can be added. The final championship and spring season framework has…

Christian Watson Headlines North Dakota State’s Semifinal Win

Sophomore Wide Receiver Christian Watson accounted for two of NDSU's six TDs

  FARGO, ND – Last game saw some flashes from wide receiver Christian Watson but today the sophomore unleashed his full potential, hauling in a 75 yard touchdown pass and taking a 70 yard run to the house on the very next offensive play. The Florida native finished the day with a season high 86 yards on the ground as…

NDSU Football Ready For Montana State Rush Defense

Held Austin Peay to Four Rushing Yards

FARGO, N.D. — Its just two days away. North Dakota State and Montana State squaring off in the FCS Playoff Semifinals for a spot in the FCS Championship.. After being held to just nine points and no touchdowns in the Quarterfinals, NDSU will look to find more success offensively.. Especially in the run game. The Bobcats defense showed out in…

NDSU Football: Defense/Special Teams Picking Up Offense in Struggles As Team Works Toward Championship Appearance

Offense held to no touchdowns in Quarterfinals

FARGO, N.D. — As North Dakota State football looks ahead to its match-up with Montana State on Saturday in the FCS Playoff semifinals, the offense wants to improve on finishing out drives in the red zone. The Bison were held without a touchdown for the first time since 2002 and under 10 points for the first time since 2014. The…

NDSU Football Looking to Create Balance With Different Feel to Game Week

Bison balancing game prep, finals and graduation

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State football is getting ready for its semifinal match-up with Montana State on Saturday. As the Bison and Bobcats meet for the second year in a row in the playoffs, this week leading up has a bit of a different feel. By making it into the final four of the field, the balance of student…

North Dakota State Football Hangs On To Advance to F.C.S. Semifinals

NDSU's Defense came to play helping them to 9-3 Victory at the FargoDome

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State’s defense got a fourth-down stop with 56 seconds left to lift the No. 1-ranked Bison to a 9-3 victory over 13th-ranked Illinois State in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on Saturday, Dec. 14. North Dakota State (14-0) advanced to the semifinal round to face No. 5 seed Montana State (11-3)…

NDSU Football Looking for Fast State Against Illinois State

Don't want repeat of last week

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State Quarterback Trey Lance will look to get the Bison offense off to a better start in the FCS Playoff Quarterfinal against Illinois State.. In their second round match-up with Nicholls State, NDSU trailed at home for the first time all season.  On top of that, the offense was held to the second lowest point…

NDSU Football Set Out To Stop Active FCS Rush Leader

James Robinson is active leader in rushing for FCS

FARGO, N..D — North Dakota State football is gearing up for its FCS Playoff quarterfinal match-up with Missouri Valley Conference foe Illinois State on Saturday. NDSU opened up the conference slate by beating the Redbirds in October. Since then, both sides are much different including Redbirds running back James Robinson.  The Bison defense held the active FCS leading rusher to…

NDSU Football Expecting Challenge for Illinois State in FCS Quarterfinal

Bison beat the Redbirds 37-3 in regular season

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State football is on to its tenth consecutive quarterfinal appearance in the FCS Playoffs.. The round of eight provides a familiar foe for NDSU, Missouri Valley Conference rival Illinois State. The Bison went on the road and took down the Redbirds with a commanding 37-3 win to open up conference play back in October. Head…