North Dakota State FCS Football 2022 Playoff Capsule


North Dakota State Bison

Missouri Valley

2022 Record: 9-2, 7-1
Coach: Matt Entz
Big Wins: 11/12 at Southern Illinois (21-18), 11/9 North Dakota (42-21)
Bad Losses: 9/17 at Arizona (28-31), 10/15 South Dakota State (21-23)
Statistical Leaders:
Rushing: Hunter Luepke, RB, 621 yards
Passing: Cam Miller, QB, 1,458 yards
Receiving: Zach Mathis, WR, 330 yards
Tackles: James Kaczor, LB, 69
Sacks: Spencer Waege, DE, 7.0
Interceptions: Logan Kopp, LB, 2; Marques Sigle, CB, 2
2022 Team Stats:
Rushing Offense: 251.6 (5th in nation, 1st in conference)
Passing Offense: 135.0 (117, 11)
Total Offense: 386.6 (52, 4)
Scoring Offense: 34.1 (22, 1)
Rushing Defense: 142.8 (48, 6)
Pass Defense: 146.7 (3, 1)
Total Defense: 289.5 (5, 2)
Scoring Defense: 17.0 (6, 2)
Turnover Margin: 0.70 (11, 2)
Sacks: 2.30 (41, 5)
Sacks Allowed: 0.80 (5, 1)
Recent Playoff Appearances:
2021Second RoundDefeated Southern Illinois
2021QuarterfinalsDefeated East Tennessee State
2021SemifinalsDefeated James Madison
2021ChampionshipDefeated Montana State
2020First RoundDefeated Eastern Washington
2020QuarterfinalsLost to James Madison
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 11/13