North Dakota vs.  South Dakota state prediction, tip, FCS championship odds, live stream, tv channel

North Dakota vs. South Dakota state prediction, tip, FCS championship odds, live stream, tv channel

North Dakota vs.  South Dakota state prediction, tip, FCS championship odds, live stream, tv channel

North Dakota State No. 3 hopes to continue FCS’ unprecedented run of success as Bison takes on South Dakota State No. 1 in a Division I FCS Championship game. After crushing Montana and Samford early in the playoffs, Bison narrowly survived an upset attempt at UIW’s No. 7 seed in the FCS Semifinals. North Dakota State made only 1 of 12 passes, but had two losses against Cardinals quarterback Lindsey Scott.

South Dakota State’s season was much cleaner than the heartbreaker’s 7-3 loss to Iowa in game one. The Jackrabbits decimated their three playoff rivals with a total of 78 points and played only three FCS games all season with two points. Star running back Isaiah Davis ran over 400 yards in three FCS playoff games.

The state of North Dakota and South Dakota have played 113 times since 1903. The Bison have an advantage of 63-45-5, but have lost their previous three matches to the Jackrabbits. South Dakota state coach John Stiegelmeier has an 11-19 record against North Dakota since taking the job in 1997.

North Dakota vs South Dakota: Need to know

FCS dominance: Forget Alabama, North Dakota remains the most dominant force in Division I college football. The Bison have won nine of the last 11 league titles, with one playoff ending in a hiatus during the spring pandemic season. Perhaps most impressively, the Bison are undefeated in FCS National Championship games under three different coaches: Craig Bohl, Chris Klieman and now Matt Entz.

Dream catchers: South Dakota State enjoyed incredible success under coach John Stiegelmeier, posting a record of 194-112 during a sensational tenure stretching back to 1997 when the Jackrabbits were still in the Division II program. However, for all his success, Stiegelmeier lacks only one thing: the national championship. The Jackrabbits have reached the national semifinals in four of the last five seasons and will play for the national championship in the spring of 2021. An injury to quarterback Marek Gronowski ultimately cost SDSU a shot at the crown, but Stiegelmeier has one more chance to add a final scoring position to his resume.

Conference rematch: South Dakota defeated North Dakota on October 15 to claim the first seed in the FCS playoffs. The Jackrabbits came back from a 21-7 lead with 16 unanswered points, including a field goal with 3:49 left. Both of these programs are monstrous to run with the ball, but Bison had just 4.4 yards for the carry and a total of 59 yards in the second half. The state of North Dakota must rise up and meet the demands of the moment.

How to watch the FCS Championship live

Date: Sunday, January 8 | Time: 14:00 Eastern Time
Location: Toyota Stadium – Frisco, Texas
TV: ABC | Live stream: fuboTV (try it for free)

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Bet against North Dakota in the FCS championship game is stupid, but we’ll do it anyway. South Dakota has been dominating all season, and Stiegelmeier has spent 25 years waiting for this moment. The Jackrabbits are not afraid of their hated rivals and will eventually complete the game and win the ultimate FCS prize. Forecast: South Dakota State -5

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