First Round Recap: Northern Iowa, South Dakota Moving On

Since the FCS Playoff field was increased from 20 to 24 teams in 2013, only one team has made it from the First Round to the title game. That was last season when Youngstown State made it to the championship game against James Madison. However, every year since the field increased to 24 teams, a…
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Valley Post-Season: First Round

One thing the FBS level is still yet to get right is the playoffs. It took them too long to figure out that having a playoff system at all was beneficial. However, the four-team playoff system still feels inadequate. Perhaps they will fill that inadequacy in 2017. Probably not. We do know that there is…
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Missouri Valley Football Conference Power Rankings – November 20

The final Missouri Valley Football Conference Power Rankings of 2017 reflect how accurate the pre-season projections were along with showing how off they were. Make no sense? Hang tight. The pre-season projections came out in late July and looked like this:  1. North Dakota State (21)    380 2. South Dakota State (19)    379 3. Youngstown…
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Valley Recap Week 12: Playoff Time

The final regular season Saturday of the 2017 season began with many questions. Main among them was would Illinois State find a way to beat North Dakota State and send the Missouri Valley Football Conference into chaos? You also wondered if South Dakota would be able to beat South Dakota State for the first time…
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Valley Week 12: This Is The End

As the line goes in the insurance commercial featuring Brad Paisley and Peyton Manning, “Basically almost.” As in it is basically, almost the end of the season. The regular season for some (five) Missouri Valley Football Conference teams and just the end for the others. There are six teams with good chances of making the…
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