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North Dakota State vs James Madison in the national championship is the most appropriate ending for this year’s FCS college football season. You have the Bison, who ruled the FCS landscape from 2011 through 2015, winning five titles in a row, and then you have the Dukes, who finally put an end to that reign last year and now look ready to start a dynasty of their own. It’s the two best teams in the land battling for supremacy, and it makes for one of the most anticipated title games in FCS history.
The Bison’s five-year national title run was ended last season with a 27-17 loss in the semifinals to James Madison, who went on to win the national championship and have now piled up 26 wins in a row overall, with just five of those games being decided by one possession. But while the Dukes have established themselves as the No. 1 team in the land, North Dakota State hasn’t fallen far behind, as they enter this one 13-1 and ranked No. 2 overall.
Unlike their FBS counterparts, there’s no debate about the championship. These are two best teams, and no one else deserves a spot in Frisco more. That was made painfully clear during the semifinals when both teams absolutely throttled their high-powered opponents. James Madison took down South Dakota State by a score of 51-16, while North Dakota State squeaked by Sam Houston State, 55-13.
Football players from all Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) institutions are eligible for the award. Each of the nominees were required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or key player with legitimate athletics credentials.