FCS Pick ‘Em – Week 9

Week 9 may be Separation Saturday in the FCS, there are some tremendous matchups this week, some teams playoff fates may be sealed this weekend. It’s also time to get serious for me, trailing by three games heading into this weekend’s games, looking to keep the Nickel!

                                                                       DOM  (91-24)         JEFF (94-21)

  • Delaware at (20)William & Mary                W&M               Del
  • (23) UNI at Western Illinois                       WIU                 UNI
  • SEMO at (18) Eastern Kentucky              EKU                EKU
  • (16) Youngstown St at (15) SDSU            SDSU             SDSU
  • Stony Brook at (5) New Hampshire         UNH                UNH
  • North Dakota at Southern Utah                UND               SUU
  • Charleston So at (3) Coastal Carolina     CCU               Char
  • (2) Eastern Washington at No. Arizona   EWU                EWU
  • (8) SE Louisiana at Stephen F Austin     SELA               SELA
  • Missouri State at (9) Illinois State            Ill St                Ill St
  • (24) Indiana State at (19) So. Illinois        SIU                  SIU
  • (6) Montana at Cal Poly                             Mont                Mont
“JIM DELANEY VARSITY GAME OF WEEK”
  • Ole Miss at LSU                                     Ole Miss              LSU

Dom’s FCS Sports Network Poll – After Week 8

  1. North Dakota State       (7-0, beat Indiana State)        *  FBS win         Previous: 1
  2. Eastern Washington     (7-1, beat Northern Colorado)                         Previous: 2
  3. Villanova                      (6-1, beat William & Mary)                               Previous: 4
  4. Coastal Carolina          (7-0,  BYE week)                                            Previous: 3
  5. New Hampshire           (5-1, BYE week)                                            Previous: 5
  6. Montana                      (5-2, beat UC Davis)                                     Previous: 6
  7. Southeastern Louisiana (6-2, beat Central Arkansas)                        Previous: 7
  8. Illinois State                  (6-0, beat Western Illinois)                            Previous: 9
  9. Jacksonville State        (5-1 , BYE week)                                          Previous: 8
  10. Fordham                      (6-1, BYE week)                                           Previous: 10
  11. Bethune-Cookman     (6-1, beat Savannah State)    * FBS win         Previous: 11
  12. Montana State            (6-2, beat Weber State)                                 Previous: 13
  13. McNeese State           (4-2, beat Abilene Christian)                          Previous: 14
  14. Eastern Kentucky       (6-1, lost to Tennessee Tech) * FBS win         Previous: 12
  15. Richmond                  (5-2, beat Rhode Island)                                 Previous: 16
  16. South Dakota State   (5-2, beat Northern Iowa)                                Previous: 19
  17. Chattanooga             (4-3, beat The Citadel)                                    Previous: 21
  18. Liberty                      (4-3,  BYE week)              * FBS win                Previous: 20
  19. Youngstown State    (5-2, beat Southern Illinois)                              Previous: 24
  20. Southern Illinois        (5-3, lost to Youngstown State)                      Previous: 15
  21. Sacred Heart           (6-1, beat Duquesne)                                      Previous: 22
  22. Northern Iowa         (3-4, lost to SDSU)                                          Previous: 18
  23. Harvard                  (5-0, beat Lafayette)                                        Previous: 23
  24. Albany                  (5-2, beat Maine)                                           Previous: Unranked
  25. Indiana State       (4-3, lost to NDSU)     * FBS win                         Previous: 17

FCS Sunday Night Ramblings

The Sunday Live Chats are on hold for a bit, we’re bringing back the videos from the new and improved bunker! Tonight a first look at the projected playoff field, also former NDSU All-American Paul Cornick will start at right tackle for the Denver Broncos in their Sunday night title with the San Francisco 49ers, more from the Denver Post here. Enjoy!


 

Media Blog PostGame Show vs Indiana State

A lot of things seemed to click on Saturday for NDSU as the Bison played their most complete game of the season, beating Indiana State 34-17 for a 31st consecutive win. Zach Vraa scored two touchdowns (his first two of the season); John Crockett racked up over 100 yards rushing and Kyle Emanuel had 2.5 sacks as the Bison dominated the Sycamores. NDSU improved to 7-0 on the season and 3-0 in Valley play with three of their final five games on the road.


FCS Pick ‘Em – Week 8

It was a week of havoc on the Pick ‘Em thanks to Western Illinois and William and Mary, Kolpack has a two game lead as we start the second half of the season. Some of the top ranked teams have the week off but that doesn’t mean some good games this weekend. Reminder: Kolpack and Izzo LIVE 9-11 am on 970 WDAY, followed by Media Blog PreGame Show LIVE from the students waiting in line at the Dome, 11:30 on WDAY’Z Xtra and wday.com. On to the picks!

                                                                                DOM (83-19)           JEFF (85-17)

  • Towson at Delaware                                          Del                    Del
  • UC Davis at (6) Montana                                    UM                   UM
  • South Dakota at Missouri State                        Mo St              Mo St
  • (4) Villanova at (18) William & Mary                  Vill                    Vill
  • (17) Southern Illinois at (19) Youngstown St  SIU                   SIU
  • (9) Illinois State at Western Illinois                  Ill. St                 WIU
  • Western Carolina at Mercer                             WCU                 WCU
  • Northern Colorado at (2) Eastern Wash.         EWU                 EWU
  • (16) SDSU at (21) Northern Iowa                      UNI                   UNI
  • Presbyterian at (22)Charleston Southern       CSU                 Pres
  • Central Arkansas at (8) SELA                           SELA                 SELA
  • Cal Poly at Sacramento State                           Sac St               Poly
  • Abilene Christian at (10) McNeese State        McN                  McN
“JIM DELANEY VARSITY GAME OF WEEK”
  • (5) Notre Dame at (2) Florida State                FSU                    FSU

 

Today’s NDSU coverage

We want to make sure Bison fans don’t miss any of the stories that the Forum or WDAY does on a daily or semi-daily basis, so we’ll be posting our stories each morning on the blog, starting today.

Dom’s Week 7 FCS Poll

Pretty eventful weekend in the FCS poll, some new entrants as well, here’s my Sports Network ballot, which includes FBS wins and where I had team ranked previous week.

  1. North Dakota State      (6-0, beat Southern Illinois)     * FBS win           Previous: 1
  2. Eastern Washington    (6-1, beat Southern Utah)                                 Previous: 2
  3. Coastal Carolina         (7-0, beat Presbyterian)                                    Previous: 3
  4. Villanova                    (5-1, beat Rhode Island)                                    Previous: 4
  5. New Hampshire        (5-1, beat William and Mary)                              Previous: 5
  6. Montana                   (4-2, BYE week)                                                Previous: 6
  7. Southeastern Louisiana (5-2, beat Lamar)                                         Previous: 7
  8. Jacksonville State      (5-1, beat Tennessee State)                            Previous: 9
  9. Illinois State             (5-0, beat Indiana State)                                   Previous: 15
  10. Fordham                 (6-1, beat Penn)                                               Previous: 10
  11. Bethune-Cookman (5-1, beat Howard)      * FBS win                     Previous:  12
  12. Eastern Kentucky  (6-0, beat Eastern Illinois)  * FBS win                Previous: 14
  13. Montana State     (5-2, beat UC Davis)                                          Previous: 18
  14. McNeese State   (3-2, lost to Sam Houston)                                 Previous: 8
  15. Southern Illinois (5-2, lost to NDSU)                                              Previous: 13
  16. Richmond    (4-2, beat Albany)                                                     Previous: 19
  17. Indiana State (4-2, lost to Illinois State)    * FBS win                     Previous: 11
  18. Northern Iowa (3-3, beat South Dakota)                                      Previous: 22
  19. South Dakota State (4-2, beat Missouri State)                             Previous: 21
  20. Liberty       (4-3, beat App State)         *FBS win                          Previous: Unranked
  21. Chattanooga (3-3, lost to Tennessee)                                          Previous: 17
  22. Sacred Heart (5-1, beat Robert Morris)                                       Previous: 24
  23. Harvard  (4-0, beat Cornell)                                                        Previous: Unranked
  24. Youngstown State (4-2, lost to Western Ill)                                 Previous: 2025. Charleston Southern (5-1, lost to Vanderbilt)                        Previous: Unranked