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North Dakota State Bison (12-3)


Different Dakota: SD State wins 1st FCS title over ND State

FRISCO, Texas (AP) A different Dakota is celebrating a national championship nearly two decades after the border-state rivals moved up together to the Division I level.

"I continue to think back in 2004 and wondering how it was going to work out. Well, this is pretty sweet how it's worked out," coach John Stiegelmeier said after South Dakota State won its first Football Championship Subdivision title Sunday.

Mark Gronowski threw three touchdowns and ran 51 yards for another score as the Jackrabbits won 45-21 win over North Dakota State, which lost for the first time in its 10 FCS title game appearances since the move from NCAA Division II.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: C. Miller1975
Passing TDs: C. Miller13
Rushing Yards: K. Johnson965
Rushing TDs: C. Miller15
Receiving Yards: Z. Mathis522
Receiving TDs: H. Luepke4
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2022
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 vs. Drake W 56 - 14
9/10 vs. North Carolina A&T W 43 - 3
9/17 at Arizona L 28 - 31
9/24 at South Dakota W 34 - 17
10/1 vs. Youngstown State W 27 - 14
10/8 at Indiana State W 31 - 26
10/15 vs. South Dakota State L 21 - 23
10/29 vs. Illinois State W 24 - 7
11/5 at Western Illinois W 56 - 17
11/12 at Southern Illinois W 21 - 18
11/19 vs. North Dakota W 42 - 21
12/3 vs. Montana W 49 - 26
12/9 vs. Samford W 27 - 9
12/16 vs. UIW W 35 - 32
1/8 at South Dakota State L 21 - 45
Missouri Valley
  Conference Overall
1 South Dakota State 8-0 14-1
2 North Dakota State 7-1 12-3
20 North Dakota 5-3 7-5
Youngstown State 5-3 7-4
Northern Iowa 5-3 6-5
Southern Illinois 4-4 5-6
Illinois State 4-4 6-5
Missouri State 3-5 5-6
South Dakota 2-6 3-8
Indiana State 1-7 2-9
Western Illinois 0-8 0-11
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 6018 (5)
Passing Yards: 2026 (84)
Rushing Yards: 3992 (2)
Points per game: 34.3 (19)
Yards per game: 401.2 (34)
Touchdowns: 63 (5)
Field Goals: 10 (58)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4948 (98)
Passing Yards: 2587 (76)
Rushing Yards: 2361 (108)
Points per game: 20.2 (12)
Yards per game: 329.9 (18)
Touchdowns: 36 (48)
Field Goals: 15 (110)
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