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ISU Heads to North Dakota State for FCS Playoffs Quarterfinal Matchup

For the second week in a row, senior All-American running back James Robinson rushed for over 200 yards and led the Redbirds (10-4, 5-3 MVFC) to a 24-14 win over No. 8 national seed Central Arkansas in the second round of the FCS playoffs. With the win, ISU now heads to Fargo to face No. 1 North Dakota State (13-0, 8-0 MVFC) in the quarterfinals Saturday for the right to advance to the semifinals.


NDSU set a new Football Championship Subdivision record with its 34th consecutive victory last Saturday, as the Bison pulled away from 19th-ranked Nicholls in the second half for a 37-13 win in the second round of the NCAA Division I Football Championship.


No. 1 ranked North Dakota State took advantage of early mistakes by No. 6 Illinois State and ran away with a 37-3 win over the Redbirds as part of Family Weekend on October 5 at Hancock Stadium. 


Top-ranked North Dakota State extended its record streak of MVFC championships to nine, thanks to perfect 8-0 league record in 2019. The nine-straight titles eclipsed the previous league record of seven-straight by UNI in the early 1990s.


Game time Saturday is 11 am central time and action can be seen on ESPN.v

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