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16-0, 1st in MVFC
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Bison win 8th FCS title; 1st since 1894 to go 16-0

North Dakota State completed the first 16-win season in any division since Yale in 1894, beating James Madison to win its third straight FCS national championship and eighth in nine years.

DiNucci's end-zone INT seals FCS Championship for NDSU (0:47)
NDSU's fake FG turns into a 20-yard TD (0:36)
NDSU's Lance scrambles to score 44-yard TD (0:30)
NDSU's Sproles scores 38-yard TD on double-reverse (0:42)
Cofield leaps through traffic to score NDSU TD (0:16)
DiNucci's TD pass gives James Madison an early lead (0:51)
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NDSU's Lance 1st freshman to win Payton Award

North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance has become the first freshman to be honored with the Walter Payton Award as the FCS offensive player of the year.

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Best bets for FCS national championship

The final game of the FCS season features two teams that have combined to win the previous eight national titles. Phil Steele and Bill Connelly break it down and offer their picks.


Watson, Lance put ND St back in FCS final, top Montana St

Christian Watson scored long touchdowns on back-to-back touches early in the second quarter and two-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State blitzed Montana State 42-14 in a semifinal on Saturday for its 36th straight victory.

North Dakota State's Williams jets down the field for a 73-yard touchdown (0:31)
North Dakota State's Watson scores 70-yard touchdown (0:30)
Lance's 55-yard pass sets up a North Dakota State FG (0:32)
NDSU's Lance finds Kepouros for TD (0:27)
Lance hits Watson in stride for long NDSU TD (0:23)
North Dakota State airs it out for TD (0:29)

Freshman debuts with 2 long TDs in NDSU's 31st win in a row

Freshman Jalen Bussey sprinted 65 yards for a touchdown on his first collegiate carry and finished with 123 yards as FCS top-ranked North Dakota State rolled to its 31st consecutive victory, beating Western Illinois 57-21 on Saturday.