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A Game for the History Books

A Game for the History Books

The 2015 FCS Championship Game is remembered as one of the best in the history of the division, North Dakota State scoring the game winning touchdown with :37 remaining to give the Bison a 29-27 lead. Bismarck’s Esley Thorton sealed the win with an interception as NDSU clinched a fourth consecutive FCS Championship.

 

The game is remembered for Carson Wentz’s and Tre Roberson’s heroics, but when you take a wider look at the game, you see how much talent was on the field in Frisco that day. Here’s a closer look at those players that went on to careers in the NFL.

NORTH DAKOTA STATE

  • Carson Wentz: 15-22, 237 yds, TD pass, 87 rush yds, rush TD. Wentz was the MVP of the game, scoring the game winning touchdown.
  • John Crockett: 22 carries, 74 yds, TD.
  • Andrew Bonnett: 3 receptions, 15 yards
  • Nick DeLuca: 6 tackles
  • Kyle Emanuel: 4 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss
  • CJ Smith: 3 tackles
  • Chris Board: 2 tackles
  • Joe Haeg: started at left tackle, had first career reception in the game

ILLINOIS STATE

  • Cameron Meredith: 1 reception for 14 yards
  • James O’Shaughnessy: 2 receptions, 44 yards, 2 TDs
  • Davontae Harris: 1 tackle
  • Cameron Lee: Offensive line
  • Anthony Warrum: Wide receiver
  • Mike Liedtke: starting left tackle
  • Kyle Avaloy: starting left guard
  • Mark Spellman: starting center

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