North Dakota State FCS Spring Football 2021 Playoff Capsule


North Dakota State Bison

Missouri Valley

2020-21 Record: 6-2, 5-2
Coach: Matt Entz
Big Wins: 3/6 at Missouri State (25-0), 3/20 North Dakota (34-13)
Bad Losses: 2/27 at Southern Illinois (14-38), 4/17 South Dakota State (17-27)
Statistical Leaders:
Rushing: Hunter Luepke, FB, 355 yards
Passing: Zeb Noland, QB, 721 yards
Receiving: Christian Watson, WR, 374 yards
Tackles: James Kaczor, LB, 70
Sacks: Spencer Waege, DE, 4.5
Interceptions: Dom Jones, FS, 2
2021 Spring Team Stats:
Rushing Offense:  225.9 (8th in nation, 1st in conference)
Passing Offense: 135.1 (80, 9)
Total Offense: 361.0 (42, 4)
Scoring Offense: 25.9 (41, 3)
Rushing Defense: 106.9 (16, 2)
Pass Defense: 178.3 (30, 6)
Total Defense: 285.1 (19, 4)
Scoring Defense: 17.0 (14, 3)
Turnover Margin: -0.86 (82, 8)
Sacks: 2.43 (36, 4)
Sacks Allowed: 0.71 (6, 2)
Recent Playoff Appearances:
2019Second RoundDefeated Nicholls State
2019QuarterfinalsDefeated Illinois State
2019SemifinalsDefeated Montana State
2019ChampionshipDefeated James Madison
2018Second RoundDefeated Montana State
2018QuarterfinalsDefeated Colgate
2018SemifinalsDefeated South Dakota State
2018ChampionshipDefeated Eastern Washington
2017Second RoundDefeated San Diego
2017QuarterfinalsDefeated Wofford
2017SemifinalsDefeated Sam Houston State
2017ChampionshipDefeated James Madison
2016Second RoundDefeated San Diego
2016QuarterfinalsDefeated South Dakota State
2016SemifinalsLost to James Madison
2015Second RoundDefeated Montana
2015QuarterfinalsDefeated Northern Iowa
2015SemifinalsDefeated Richmond
2015ChampionshipDefeated Jacksonville State
2014Second RoundDefeated South Dakota State
2014QuarterfinalsDefeated Coastal Carolina
2014SemifinalsDefeated Sam Houston State
2014ChampionshipDefeated Illinois State
2013Second RoundDefeated Furman
2013QuarterfinalsDefeated Coastal Carolina
2013SemifinalsDefeated New Hampshire
2013ChampionshipDefeated Towson
2012Second RoundDefeated South Dakota State
2012QuarterfinalsDefeated Wofford
2012SemifinalsDefeated Georgia Southern
2012ChampionshipDefeated Sam Houston State
2011Second RoundDefeated James Madison
2011QuarterfinalsDefeated Lehigh
2011SemifinalsDefeated Georgia Southern
2011ChampionshipDefeated Sam Houston State
2010First RoundDefeated Robert Morris
2010Second RoundDefeated Montana State
2010QuarterfinalsLost to Eastern Washington
*all team stats through 4/12