2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
12-2, 1st in MVFC
James Madison pulls off the upset over NDSU (2:15)
Breaking down James Madison's 27-17 Upset Win over Noth Dakota State (1:40)
Khalid Abdullah breaks down his performance in the 27-17 win over North Dakota State (2:01)
James Madison Head Coach Mike Houston breaks down the Dukes 27-17 win over North Dakota State (2:10)
Miller's 25-yard TD helps JMU upset NDSU (0:41)
ND State's coach expects electricity in the Fargodome (1:45)

Sharon Katz ESPN Analytics 

The FCS Semifinal matchups are set with James Madison traveling to North Dakota State on Friday and Youngstown State taking on Eastern Washington on Saturday. Will the Bison win their sixth straight title? Our Football Power Index projects that North Dakota State has a 61 percent chance to reach the title game and a 43 percent chance to win another national championship.


NDSU reverses SDSU to move into FCS semifinals

A safety, a couple field goals, some explosive plays on offense, numerous key defensive plays and a big advantage in time of possession. It sure sounds like a typical win for North Dakota State's

Breaking down NDSU's 36-10 win over SDSU (2:12)
NDSU ices the game with 67-yard touchdown (0:50)

Trick play leads to South Dakota St. TD

SDSU's Brady Mengarelli hides behind the line of scrimmage, receives the sneaky handoff and scores easily after some misdirection to give his team an early lead on No. 1 seed North Dakota State. The Bison have won five straight FCS championships.

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Watch: Quarterfinals of FCS Playoffs

North Dakota State's run of five consecutive national championships is on the line against South Dakota State. SDSU won 19-17 at the Fargodome on Oct. 15, but NDSU is 4-0 in FCS playoff rematches from the regular season. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Anish Shroff ESPN Commentator 

.@NDSUFootball has won 5 straight FCS titles. @CoachKli and @ahmadsangle chat about 'chips.

Breaking down NDSU's 45-7 win over San Diego (2:09)
NDSU LB Stumpf picks off pass, goes 41 yards for TD (0:40)

ESPN Stats and Information  

ESPN's Football Power Index projects that North Dakota State has a 36 percent chance to win its sixth-straight FCS title. That's twice the chance of any other team in the field.

2016 MVFC Standings

North Dakota State7-112-2
South Dakota State7-19-3
Youngstown State6-212-4
Illinois State4-46-6
Northern Iowa4-45-6
Western Illinois3-56-5
South Dakota3-54-7
Missouri State2-64-7
Indiana State2-64-7
Southern Illinois2-64-7