No. Dak. State keeps the Valley's Flag flying into the Quarterfinals. Hopefully it makes it through to the title which will be a favorable yardstick for where the Sycamores are. If they get crushed like UNI did, then it will indicate that ISU FB is a long way from competing successfully deep into the playoffs.
I watched some of the UNI vs Montana game on Friday which should have been the best matchup: #4 vs #5 but the Griz dominated the Valley's UNI. Did playing in the cold in Montana affect UNI?? I was very surprised at this outcome; not the loss but the margin. Montana is a very strong team but so is UNI.
When Sam Houston State became the top ranked FCS team I was very skeptical given their home league's recent history but man they were impressive on Saturday in just crushing Montana State. Very FAST.
FINAL #5 Northern Iowa 10 @ #4 Montana 48
FINAL Montana State 13 @ #1 Sam Houston State 49
FINAL Maine 23 @ #3 Georgia Southern 35
FINAL Lehigh 0 @ #2 North Dakota State 24