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Name: *Trey Lance 
College: North Dakota State     Number: 5
Height: 6-3   Weight: 226
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Class/Draft Year: rSo/2021

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 Data Scout Notes: 2020: 10-06-20 - Announced Early Entry into 2021 NFL Draft...PManning/POPOY-PSDS/P1stPSDS/P1stNationalFCS-PSDS...2019: WalterPaytonAwardWinner/OPOYC/AFCA-2nd/Newcomer/ROYC/1stC...WalterPaytonAwardWatchlistAdd/JerryRiceAwardWatchlist...Walter Payton Award Winner, Jerry Rice Award Winner, AFCA 2nd team All-American, AP 2nd team All-American, Walter Camp All-American, STATS 1st team All-American, MVFC OFF POY, MVFC Newcomer of Year, MVFC FOY, 1st team All-MVFC, MVFC All-Newcomer Team w/192-287-2786-28-0-66.9 pass, 169-1100-6.5-14 rush, TT in 16 gms in '19. Redshirted in '18. Dad, Carlton Lance, played in the NFL for Oilers and 49ers before long CFL career.

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  Just three days after the only game of the fall, NDSU quarterback Trey Lance says he's going to enter the 2021 NFL Draft. This is the first time in FCS history that a redshirt sophomore quarterback is leaving early to go pro. Trey told Yahoo Sports today about his decision to head to the National Football League. Lance lead NDSU to 17 straight wins as the starting QB. He leaves with 30 touchdown passes and only one interception which happened on Saturday. - WFYR TV Fox News, West Dakota

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  Trey Lance threw for two touchdowns, ran for two more and three-time FCS defending champion North Dakota State rallied with a 21-point fourth quarter to beat Central Arkansas 39-28 on Saturday. The Bison's lone fall game was a de facto audition for Lance, judged to be a potential first-round pick if the redshirt sophomore declares for the NFL Draft. As last season's Walter Payton Award winner, he threw for 28 touchdowns with no interceptions in 287 attempts but that run ended Saturday when he was picked by Nick Nakawaasah in the third quarter, which led to Breylin Smith's TD toss to Lujuan Winningham and a 20-18 Bears lead. In the fourth quarter, Lance ran for a score and, after Smith and Winningham connected for another TD, threw to Hunter Luepke for a 32-28 lead.

Luepke added the final points on a 13-yard run with under two minutes remaining. Lance rushed for 143 yards on 15 carries and was 15-of-30 passing for 149 yards. Smith was 25 of 38 for 226 yards, three scores and two interceptions. The victory extended the Bison's win streak to 38, the longest in FCS history, and home win streak to 29, the longest active run in Division I. They will take part in the Missouri Valley Football Conference's spring season with an eye on winning a 17th national championship. Central Arkansas (2-1) opted out of a potential spring season with the Southland Conference and is playing a 10-game schedule this fall. The Bears were conference co-champs with Nicholls State last season. - North Dakota State/AP College Football


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  North Dakota State director of athletics Matt Larsen and head football coach Matt Entz announced Monday, Aug. 24, the Bison football team will play one non-conference game to cap the 2020 fall practice schedule. NDSU will host Central Arkansas at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in the first meeting between the two schools. It is the beginning of a three-game contract that includes games in Fargo on Sept. 16, 2023, and Conway, Ark., on Sept. 20, 2025. The Bears, who play in the Southland Conference, have won 35 games and made three NCAA FCS playoff appearances in the past four seasons. Larsen said NDSU's goal was to maximize opportunities to play games after the Missouri Valley Football Conference Presidents Council voted to move the conference schedule to the spring and allow schools, at their discretion, to play non-conference games this fall. - North Dakota State Football

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  2020 PHIL STEELE/DRAFTSCOUT PRESEASON ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FIRST TEAM: Trey Lance, North Dakota St, Soph.,...Lance set the NCAA all-divisions record for most passing attempts in a complete season (287) without an interception in 2019...Finished the year with a school-record 288 career consecutive passing attempts without an interception...NDSU single-season records for passing efficiency (180.6) and total offense yards (3,886)...Set an NDSU freshman record with 1,100 rushing yards and had a team-high 14 rushing TDs...His 2,786 passing yards were most by a freshman in NDSU and MVFC single-season history...Passed for 28 TDs, the most by an NDSU freshman and tied for second overall in Bison history...First NDSU freshman to start a season-opener at quarterback. - North Dakota State Football

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  2020 MANNING AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Trey Lance, So., North Dakota State,...Lance, a sophomore from Marshall, Minn., was the 2019 Walter Payton Award and Jerry Rice Award winner as the FCS offensive player and freshman of the year, respectively. He led the FCS with a school-record 180.6 pass efficiency rating and set the NCAA all-divisions record for most passing attempts in a complete season without an interception (287). Lance passed for 28 touchdowns, rushed for 1,100 yards and 14 touchdowns, and had a school-record 3,886 yards of total offense while leading the Bison to the first 16-0 season in college football since 1894. - North Dakota State Football

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  2020 PHIL STEELE/DRAFTSCOUT MVFC PRESEASON OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota St, Soph.,...Lance started all 16 games at quarterback in an award-winning and record-setting undefeated national championship season, the first 16-0 finish in college football since 1894...First freshman to win the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision...Also won the STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman player in the subdivision, becoming the first player to win both major FCS legacy awards...Set the NCAA all-divisions record for most passing attempts in a complete season (287) without an interception...Finished the year with a school-record 288 career consecutive passing attempts without an interception. - North Dakota State Football

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  2020 PHIL STEELE/DRAFTSCOUT PRESEASON ALL-FCS FIRST TEAM: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota St, Soph.,...Lance finished 2019 with a school-record 288 career consecutive passing attempts without an interception...NDSU single-season records for passing efficiency (180.6) and total offense yards (3,886)...Set an NDSU freshman record with 1,100 rushing yards and had a team-high 14 rushing TDs...His 2,786 passing yards were most by a freshman in NDSU and MVFC single-season history...Passed for 28 TDs, the most by an NDSU freshman and tied for second overall in Bison history. - North Dakota State Football

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  2020 PHIL STEELE/DRAFTSCOUT FCS PRESEASON OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota St, Soph.,...Phil Steele's College Football Preview magazine lists North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance as the FCS Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and left tackle Dillon Radunz as the FCS Preseason Offensive Lineman of the Year for the upcoming 2020 season. Lance started all 16 games at quarterback in an award-winning and record-setting undefeated national championship season, the first 16-0 finish in college football since 1894...Led the FCS with a 180.6 pass efficiency rating, ranked second in yards per pass attempt (9.71), fourth in points responsible for (252), fifth in completion percentage (66.9) and 10th in rushing yards per carry (6.51)...Set the NCAA all-divisions record for most passing attempts in a complete season (287) without an interception...Finished the year with a school-record 288 career consecutive passing attempts without an interception. - North Dakota State Football

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  It's easy to say North Dakota State winning another FCS national championship was fate, destiny, something supernatural. But don't. To help college football move toward the conclusion of its 150th season, North Dakota State fittingly beat James Madison 28-20 on Saturday while playing the 150th game of one of the greatest decades the sport has ever witnessed. Quite frankly, the Bison have taken "dynasty" by the horns and not relied on magical powers; they are the power in the FCS and create the magic. To cap the 2019 season under first-year coach Matt Entz, the first FCS program to finish 16-0 made it three straight national titles and eight in the final nine seasons of the decade. Their record was a gaudy 137-13 (.913), including an FCS-record 37-game winning streak since 2017.

Redshirt freshman Trey Lance, fresh off winning the Stats Perform FCS Walter Payton Award Friday night, was named the championship game's most outstanding player, carrying the ball 30 times for 166 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown scramble to open the fourth quarter, which made it 28-13. Still, the top-ranked Missouri Valley Conference champ had to hold on against James Madison (14-2) in the closing seconds. The Dukes, who stalked the Bison all season at No. 2, pulled within 28-20 on quarterback Ben DiNucci's second 5-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Riley Stapleton with 6:55 left. They got the ball back with just under three minutes to go and drove to the Bison 3 with eight seconds left, but safety James Hendricks intercepted DiNucci at the goal line to preserve the win. - AP College Football


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  2019 STATS FCS WALTER PAYTON AWARD WINNER: It's never been done before. That phrase describes many accomplishments of the North Dakota State football dynasty over the past nine seasons, but the Bison added to the list on the eve of the national championship game at the STATS FCS Awards banquet. North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance became the first freshman winner in the 33-year history of the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award on Friday, Jan. 10. The award is presented annually to the Offensive Player of the Year in the Football Championship Subdivision.

Lance, a redshirt freshman from Marshall, Minn., last month was named the Jerry Rice Award winner as the top freshman player in the FCS. He is the first to win both national player of the year awards, and the first NDSU player to win either award. The fourth national player of the year from NDSU, Lance joins Harlon Hill Trophy-winning quarterbacks Jeff Bentrim (1986) and Chris Simdorn (1990) and Buck Buchanan Award-winning defensive end Kyle Emanuel (2014). Lance has attempted 278 career passes without an interception, breaking the school record of 152. He has led the Bison to a 15-0 record in his first year as a starter and is 186-of-277 this season with 2,714 passing yards, 28 TDs and zero interceptions. The 2,714 pass yards and 28 TD passes are both school records for an NDSU freshman. - North Dakota State Football


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  2019 AFCA FCS COACHES' SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: QB Trey Lance, R-Fr., North Dakota St.,...Lance, a redshirt freshman from Marshall, Minn., earned the Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player, Newcomer and Freshman of the Year honors this year. The 2019 STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award winner, he is the league's first freshman to be named Offensive Player of the Year, and he is the fourth to sweep the Newcomer and Freshman of the Year awards. Lance has attempted 278 career passes without an interception, breaking the school record of 152. A 2019 Walter Payton Award finalist, Lance has led the Bison to a 15-0 record in his first year as a starter. He is 186-of-277 this season with 2,714 passing yards, 28 TDs and zero interceptions. The 2,714 pass yards and 28 TD passes are both school records for an NDSU freshman. - North Dakota State Football

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  Christian Watson scored long touchdowns on back-to-back touches early in the second quarter and two-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State blitzed Montana State 42-14 in a semifinal on Saturday for its 36th straight victory. Trey Lance found Watson behind the defense along the left sideline for a 75-yard touchdown one play after the Bobcats tied the game at 7. After a three-and-out by Montana State, Watson went 70 yards on a reverse. Lance threw for three touchdowns, including a 73-yard hookup with Dimitri Williams, and scored two rushing touchdowns.

The top-seeded Bison (15-0) were in the semifinals for the ninth straight year. They won eight and won the national championship each time. North Dakota State faces the winner of Weber State at second-seeded James Madison. James Madison beat the Bison in the semifinals in 2016. Montana State (11-4) lost to NDSU 52-10 in the second round last year. A week after being held to three field goals in a 9-3 quarterfinal win over Missouri Valley Conference rival Illinois State, the Bison scored on their opening drive, going 73 yards in 12 plays with Lance scoring on an 8-yard keeper. The Bobcats finally broke through with an eight-play, 8-yard drive with Travis Jonsen covering the final yard on a Wildcat formation play. That's when the roof caved in for Montana State, with the Bison successful adding a two-point conversation after Watson's second score for a 22-7 lead. - AP College Football


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  Griffin Crosa kicked three second-quarter field goals and North Dakota State's defense did the rest as the defending national champion Bison beat Illinois State 9-3 in an FCS quarterfinal on Saturday. The top-seeded Bison (14-0) will host No. 5 seed Montana State next week in the semifinals after posting their 35th consecutive victory, extending their own FCS record and tying them for fifth all-time among all Division I programs. They have won seven of the last eight FCS championships including the last two. The Bison held the unseeded Redbirds (10-5) to three points for the second time this season, having beaten Illinois State 37-3 in a Missouri Valley Football Conference game in Fargo on Oct. 5. This time the Redbirds defense kept the game close, allowing only Crosa's field goals of 38, 33 and 22 yards on consecutive possessions for a 9-0 halftime lead.

Illinois State's only points came from Sam Fenlason's 27-yard field goal after a 70-yard drive. The Redbirds reached Bison territory only one other time. Trey Lance was 10-of-21 passing for 135 yards and rushed for 41 yards on 11 carries for North Dakota State. Christian Watson had 102 yards receiving by halftime but made only one more catch and finished with 107 yards. James Robinson, who rushed for over 200 yards in the Redbirds' two playoff victories, finished with 94 yards on 24 carries while Bruce Jefferson added 58 on 11. North Dakota State was outrushed 160-138, the first time that has happened since Nov. 4, 2017 -- which was also its last loss, 33-21 to South Dakota State. - AP College Football


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  2019 WALTER PAYTON AWARD FINALIST: North Dakota State redshirt freshman quarterback Trey Lance has helped No. 1 North Dakota State to a 13-0 start, most notably throwing for 25 touchdowns without an interception. The Missouri Valley offensive player of the year is No. 1 nationally in passing efficiency (187.5) and No. 3 in completion percentage (68.5), and has 3,185 yards of total offense and 11 touchdown rushes. - STATS FCS Football

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  Trey Lance threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and defending champion North Dakota State pulled away in the second half to beat Nicholls 37-13 in a second-round FCS playoff game Saturday. The Bison (13-0), who have won seven of the last eight FCS championships, including the previous two, will host Illinois State in the third round. Gavin Lasseigne's second field goal cut the Bison's lead to 14-13 with 10:36 left in the third quarter but two interceptions later in the quarter led to 10 points for NDSU (13-0), which extended its win streak to 34 games, the longest current run in Division I. The Bison added a 6-yard run by Lance and a 3-yarder from Dimitri Williams in the fourth quarter. Nicholls (9-5) had a five-game winning streak end and was denied reaching the quarterfinals for the first time. Lance finished with 257 yards total offense with the Bison outgaining the Colonels 434-265. - AP College Football

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  2019 ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FIRST TEAM (COACHES): QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State,...Lance, the first freshman to be named Offensive Player of the Year in the conference, is the fourth player in league history to sweep the Newcomer of the Year and Freshman of the Year awards. NDSU linebacker Jabril Cox (2017), Youngstown State running back Martin Ruiz (2013) and Northern Iowa quarterback Sawyer Kollmorgen (2012) were the others. NDSU is just the fifth team in the 35-year history of the Missouri Valley Football Conference to sweep the league's Offensive Player, Defensive Player and Coach of the Year awards, joining Northern Iowa (1985, 1993, 2007) and Western Illinois (2000). - North Dakota State Football

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  North Dakota State highlights the 2019 Missouri Valley Football all-league units with 19 total selections. All 10 MVFC schools have at least one student-athlete on the first-team squad, and each school has at least six total honorees. North Dakota State also leads the league with eight first-team selections. UNI's 12 total selections is second-best to NDSU, while UNI and Illinois State both have five first-team picks - also second to NDSU. The teams were selected by a vote of league coaches, sports information directors and a media panel. Voting was conducted following the conclusion of the regular season and does not include playoff statistics/performances. - Missouri Valley Football

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  2019 MISSOURI VALLEY OFFENSIVE PLAYER/NEWCOMER & FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR (COACHES): QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State,...FCS leader in passing efficiency (187.5) and yards per passing attempt (9.99) and ranks second in completion percentage (.689)...Led NDSU to 12-0 record and No. 1 national ranking...Has thrown 220 career passes with 23 TDs and zero interceptions...His 2,187 passing yards this year are sixth in MVFC history by a freshman QB...Top rushing QB in the MVFC and second leading rusher at NDSU with 741 yards, 7.0 yards per carry and 10 TDs...Had 301 total yards and six TDs in the season-opener to earn Offensive Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week...Also Newcomer of the Week with 232 total yards and three TDs at Illinois State. - Missouri Valley Conference Football

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  NOV 25 MISSOURI VALLEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State,...Lance had 203 yards of total offense with one touchdown in North Dakota State's 21-7 win at Southern Illinois. He went 13 of 23 passing for 146 yards and also rushed 10 times for 57 yards. His 34-yard touchdown run on third-and-7 gave NDSU a two-possession lead with 11:36 left in the game. The Bison had zero turnovers for the fourth straight game and Lance extended his streak to 220 consecutive pass attempts without an interception. - Missouri Valley Conference Football

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  The NCAA Division I playoff selection committee spread the wealth in the 24-team pairings, announced Sunday. National power North Dakota State may not be into sharing. Seven of the 10 conferences involved had multiple qualifiers in the field, which hadn't happened since 2015. North Dakota State, the two-time defending champion and a winner of a record seven of the last FCS titles, earned the No. 1 seed following a 12-0 regular season. The Bison, making their 10th straight appearance out of the Missouri Valley Football Conference, and James Madison have been ranked 1-2, respectively, all season, so as expected, the CAA Football champion Dukes (11-1) claimed the No. 2 seed. On opposite sides of the bracket, they could be on a collision course for the championship game on Jan. 11 in Frisco, Texas.

The Dukes handed the Bison their only playoff loss since 2011 en route to capturing the 2016 title. Both teams have first-year head coaches. "As a team, we talk about 1-0," NDSU's Matt Entz said on the ESPNU selection show. "Each week is its own season, each week has its ups and downs. We try to eliminate any distractions from the outside world, we try to eliminate the noise, make the main thing the main thing." Said JMU's Curt Cignetti: "This is step one, winning the conference, going undefeated in the conference, getting a bye in the playoffs. But this team has its sights set on higher goals. They're hungry, we're healthy, we're in a good position right now to begin this playoff run." - AP College football


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  Kobe Johnson, Adam Cofield and Trey Lance all ran for touchdowns and FCS top-ranked North Dakota State completed a perfect regular season with a 21-7 victory over Southern Illinois on Saturday. The Bison (12-0, 8-0 Missouri Valley Football Conference) won their 33rd consecutive game, tying their own record (2012-14) for the longest win streak in FCS history and eighth-longest all-time in Division I.

Johnson ran 44 yards for a first-quarter touchdown but Javon Williams Jr. went 28 yards in the second quarter for Southern Illinois. Cofield ran 8 yards for the go-ahead score in the third quarter and Lance added a 34-yarder in the fourth. The three NDSU scoring drives went for 74 yards or longer. The Bison ran for 246 yards with Lance throwing for 146 more. The Salukis (7-5, 5-3) got 117 yards rushing on 23 carries from Williams, but had just 70 yards passing. - AP College Football


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  Trey Lance threw for two touchdowns, Ty Brooks ran for two and FCS top-ranked North Dakota State rolled up 700 yards offense in beating South Dakota 49-14 to clinch the Missouri Valley Football Conference championship on Saturday. This is the ninth straight title for the two-time defending national champions (11-0, 7-0) and their 32nd consecutive victory, the nation's longest active Division I win streak. The Bison can tie their FCS-record 33-game streak from 2012-14 next Saturday at Southern Illinois.

Ty Brooks and Adam Cofield ran for first-quarter touchdowns and Lance threw second-quarter scoring passes of 32 yards to Ben Ellefson and 43 to Christian Watson as the Bison took a 28-7 halftime lead. The lead reached 49-7 before Coyotes (4-7, 3-4) scored their other touchdown with seven minutes remaining in the game. Lance was a tidy 12-of-15 passing for 249 yards. Brooks rushed for 104 yards on 10 carries and Watson caught three passes for 94 yards. - AP College Football


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  2019 WALTER PAYTON AWARD WATCHLIST ADDITION: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State,...Lance, a 6-foot-3, 221-pound redshirt freshman from Marshall, Minn., is the only freshman player nominated for the Walter Payton Award. He ranks second in the FCS in passing efficiency (186.1), fourth in pass completion percentage (.686), sixth in yards per pass attempt (9.30) and ninth in points responsible for (162) through nine games. NDSU has had five previous finalists for the Walter Payton Award including quarterback Easton Stick, whose third-place finish in the 2018 vote was the highest by a Bison player. - North Dakota State/STATS FCS Football

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  Freshman Jalen Bussey sprinted 65 yards for a touchdown on his first collegiate carry and finished with 123 yards as FCS top-ranked North Dakota State rolled to its 31st consecutive victory, beating Western Illinois 57-21 on Saturday. Bussey burst through the line early in the fourth quarter to give the Bison (10-0, 6-0 Missouri Valley Football Conference) a 47-14 lead and added the game's final touchdown on a 45-yard run with just under nine minutes left. Trey Lance ran 23 yards for a touchdown and passed 88 yards to Josh Babicz and 51 to Christian Watson for TDs for NDSU, which has beaten the Leathernecks (1-9, 1-5) seven consecutive times. Dimitri Williams added two rushing touchdowns. Watson had 121 yards receiving. NDSU led 27-0 at halftime and 40-7 heading in the final quarter as it rolled up 688 yards of offense. Western Illinois' Kevin Johnson threw for two scores after taking over for Connor Sampson, who had two interceptions in the first half. The Leathernecks also lost two fumbles. - AP College Football

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  2019 JERRY RICE AWARD WATCH LIST: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State: 109 of 159 (68.6 percent), 19 TDs, 0 INTs, 186.1 passing efficiency; 88 carries, 595 yards, 8 TDs (9 games),...Lance, a 6-foot-3, 221-pound redshirt freshman from Marshall, Minn., is the only freshman player nominated for the Walter Payton Award. He ranks second in the FCS in passing efficiency (186.1), fourth in pass completion percentage (.686), sixth in yards per pass attempt (9.30) and ninth in points responsible for (162) through nine games. Lance has attempted a school-record 160 consecutive passes without an interception going 109-for-159 this season for 1,479 yards and 19 touchdowns. He is also NDSU's leading rusher with 88 attempts for 595 yards and eight TDs for the Bison, who rank second in the FCS in points per game (39.2) and fourth in rushing yards per game (288.0). - STATS FCS/North Dakota State Football

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  NOV 4 MISSOURI VALLEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State,...Lance accounted for four touchdowns and 192 yards of total offense in North Dakota State's 56-17 win at Youngstown State. Lance completed 7 of 9 passes for 160 yards and three TDs averaging 17.8 yards per attempt. He scored on a 9-yard run and threw a career-long 69-yard TD pass to put NDSU ahead 14-0 midway through the first quarter. Lance has attempted 160 consecutive passes without an interception, breaking the NDSU career record of 152 set by Easton Stick from 2016 to 2017. - Missouri Valley Conference Football

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  Trey Lance threw for three touchdowns and ran for another and top-ranked North Dakota State beat Youngstown State 56-17 on Saturday night to extend its win streak to 30 games. Lance went 7 of 9 for 160 yards with no interceptions and Kobe Johnson scored on a 94-yard kickoff return and a 75-yard run. The freshman running back finished with 241 all-purpose yards, including 103 rushing. NDSU (9-0, 5-0 Missouri Valley Football Conference) went three-and-out on the game's opening possession but Youngstown State's Jake Coates muffed the punt, Ross Kennelly recovered it for the Bison at the 25 and, four plays later, Lance scored on a 9-yard run.

The Penguins were forced to punt on their ensuing possession and, after Lance ran for 17 yards on third-and-7 from the 17, he hit Christian Watson in stride for a 69-yard touchdown on a play-action pass to make it 14-0 with 5:22 left in the first quarter. Youngstown State then went three-and-out and Lance connected with Josh Babicz for a 6-yard touchdown about four minutes later. Backup quarterback Joe Craycraft, who replaced starter Nathan Mays late in the first quarter, threw a 23-yard TD pass to Miles Joiner to get the Penguins (5-4, 1-4) on the scoreboard with 55 seconds left in the second quarter but Johnson's return made it 42-7 at halftime. Mays suffered a gruesome leg injury while sliding at the end of a 3-yard run and is expected to miss the rest of the season. - AP College Football


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  A 71-yard touchdown run with 2:32 left in the game lifted No. 1 North Dakota State to a 23-16 victory over then-No. 3 South Dakota State. This was the Bison's 10th win in 16 matchups for the Dakota Marker trophy and their 29th straight victory. South Dakota State fell two spots to No. 5 in this week's AFCA FCS Coaches' Top 25 Poll. James Madison defeated then-No. 17 Towson, 27-10, to remain at No. 2. Weber State checks in at No. 3 following their 36-20 victory over then-No. 22 UC Davis.

The Wildcats will hit the road to take on No. 6 Sacramento State this week. Kennesaw State remains at No. 4 following its decisive 41-17 victory over North Alabama. The other Top 25 matchup sends No. 10 Northern Iowa to No. 7 Illinois State in another big Missouri Valley Football Conference game. Wofford makes its return to the Top 25 following a 35-34 overtime victory over Chattanooga and checks in at No. 20. The Terriers are joined by Southeast Missouri State, North Dakota and Austin Peay, who rejoin the Top 25 after brief absences at 21, 23 and 25, respectively. - American Football Coaches Association


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  Clocks will be turned back next Saturday night, but in one way, it's already happened in FCS college football this season. Three teams are unbeaten entering November and they're the same three as last year. -- North Dakota State, which is 8-0, and Princeton and Dartmouth, each 6-0. NDSU, the two-time defending FCS champion, has won 29 straight games -- the longest active streak in Division I. The Bison are four wins shy of their all-time longest streak in the FCS -- 33 games from 2012-14 -- and can match it by winning their four remaining games in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. They'll open play in November with a road trip to Youngstown State next Saturday night followed by home games against Western Illinois and South Dakota and a road finale at Southern Illinois. - AP College Football

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  Trey Lance passed for 225 yards and rushed for a touchdown, Adam Cofield picked up two rushing scores and North Dakota State blanked Missouri State 22-0 on Saturday, pushing its win streak to 28 games. The Bison (7-0, 3-0 Missouri Valley Conference) are the top-ranked team in the FCS and showed it against Missouri State (1-5, 1-2). North Dakota State amassed 447 yards to the Tigers 185, picked up 22 first downs to 12, held the ball for 10 minutes longer and ran 74 plays to Missouri State's 57.

NDSU held Missouri State to 3-and-out on the Tigers first possession, then ground 65 yards to score with Lance completing his first four passes and running the final 21 yards to the end zone. The Bison ran in the points after as well to lead 8-0. Lance finished 21 of 31 for 225 yards and had eight carries for 79 more. Cofield was the leading rusher with 93 yards on 12 carries with a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs. Peyton Huslig passed 20 for 37 for 164 yards for the Tigers, who were held to 21 yards rushing. - North Dakota State/AP College Football


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  OCT 14 MISSOURI VALLEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State,...Lance had 228 yards of total offense in North Dakota State's 46-14 win over 10th-ranked Northern Iowa. He went 10 of 18 passing for 145 yards and three touchdowns while rushing 11 times for 83 yards. He completed touchdown passes of 36, 19 and 30 yards to three different receivers, and four of Lance's 11 carries went for first downs on runs of 10, 13, 17 and 15 yards. He has yet to throw an interception in 106 career passing attempts and leads the FCS in passing efficiency with a 200.2 rating. Lance leads all MVFC passers with 9.86 yards per attempt and a 70.5 completion percentage. - Missouri Valley Football

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  OCT 7 MISSOURI VALLEY NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State, 6-3, 221, RFr., Marshall, Minn. (Marshall HS),...Lance was 12 of 15 passing for 189 yards and three touchdowns in North Dakota State's 37-7 win over sixth-ranked Illinois State. He also added seven carries for 43 yards, including a 27-yard carry from the NDSU 8 to start a 92-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter. Lance is second in the FCS with a 73.6 completion percentage and leads the FCS with a 204.7 pass efficiency rating. He is 64 of 87 passing for 887 yards and 12 touchdowns with zero interceptions in his first five starts. - Missouri Valley Conference Football

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  Following yet another North Dakota State win over a ranked opponent, the Bison received all 26 first-place votes and remain the No. 1 team in the nation. The rest of the top 5 remains unchanged following wins by South Dakota State, Kennesaw State, and Weber State. Week 7 will feature a trio of Top 25 matchups, two of which featuring Top 10 teams. The biggest matchup comes from the Colonial Athletic Association when No. 2 James Madison plays host to No. 7 Villanova. No. 1 North Dakota State will face their second straight Top 10 opponent as they host No. 10 Northern Iowa. Last but not least, No. 3 South Dakota State will host No. 17 Youngstown State in the second Top 25 matchup from the Missouri Valley Conference. - American Football Coaches Association

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  Trey Lance threw three touchdown passes and defending FCS champion North Dakota State defeated Illinois State 37-3 on Saturday. The Bison ran their win streak to 26 games, the second-longest in FCS history, matching one by James Madison (2016-17). The Bison won 33 straight from 2012-14. Lance was a tidy 12-of-15 passing for 189 yards and scoring throws to Christian Watson, Ben Ellefson and Noah Gindorff for the top-ranked Bison (5-0), who won their Missouri Valley Football Conference opener by beating the Redbirds (3-2), sixth in the coaches poll, for the eighth straight time. Ty Brooks rushed for 106 yards on nine carries, including a 53-yard score.

NDSU put up three touchdowns and a field goal in its first four possessions and led 23-3 at halftime. The Bison outgained the Redbirds 482-200 in total yards and gave up just 79 on the ground. Illinois State almost had a touchdown at the end of the third quarter when Brady Davis threw to Kacper Rutkiewicz for a 64-yard gain to the 1-yard line but the Bison stuffed two runs, a penalty cost the Redbirds 5 yards and then NDSU broke up two passes. NDSU has given up only five touchdowns this season. - North Dakota State/AP College Football


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  SEPT 23/WEEK 4 MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State,...Lance passed for 156 yards and rushed for 48 yards and two touchdowns in North Dakota State's 27-16 win over No. 4 UC Davis. Lance completed 13 of 23 passes and had a team-high 13 carries. He scored on a 1-yard run to put NDSU ahead 14-10 in the second quarter and put the game out of reach with a 10-yard TD run in late in the fourth quarter. He leads the Bison with six rushing touchdowns and is second on the team with 70.5 rushing yards per game. - Missouri Valley Conference Football

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  In what can only be described as a rollercoaster game featuring six ties and six lead changes in regulation, then-No. 18 Villanova outlasted then-No. 5 Towson and came away with a 52-45 over-time victory. A game-tying field goal with 10 seconds left in regulation gave Villanova the momentum going into overtime, scoring what would become the game winning touchdown in their first possession. The Wildcats jumped five spots to No. 13 in this week's AFCA FCS Coaches' Top 25 Poll. North Dakota State received all 26 first-place votes and remained the No. 1 team in the nation following their win against then-No. 4 UC Davis, 27-16. James Madison and South Dakota State remained No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, with Kennesaw State making its first appearance in the Top 5 this season at No. 4 and UC Davis dropping one spot to No. 5. - AFCA

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  Trey Lance rushed for a pair of touchdowns and two fourth-quarter interceptions boosted FCS top-ranked North Dakota State to a 27-16 victory over fourth-ranked UC Davis on Saturday, extending the Bison's win streak to 25 games. Michael Tutsie intercepted Jake Maier at the Bison 2 on a third-and goal with 6:44 remaining. UC Davis (3-3) got the ball back about three minutes later but Maier's pass was deflected by lineman Derrek Tuszka into the hands of teammate Cole Karcz to put the Bison at the Aggies 18. Three plays later, Lance ran over a defender to score on a 9-yard keeper.

Lance gave the Bison (4-0) the lead for good midway at 14-10 through the second quarter on a 1-yard run. A 50-yard punt return by Trevor Heit helped set up a 2-yard run by Adam Cofield and Griffin Crosa kicked two field goals. Ty Brooks rushed for 104 yards on 11 carries. Maier was 29 of 48 for 312 yards passing and a touchdown to Wes Preece and moved up to No. 2 on the school's career passing yards and attempts list but was intercepted three times. Jared Harrell caught 12 passes for 102 yards with the Aggies outgaining the Bison 422-354 in total yards. Max O'Rourke kicked three field goals, including a career-long 48-yarder. - North Dakota State/AP College Football


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  SEPT 16/WEEK 3 MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State,...Lance went 18 of 23 passing for 195 yards and three touchdowns in North Dakota State's 47-22 win at Delaware. Lance completed passes to 10 different receivers and also rushed six times for 23 yards. Through his first three collegiate starts, he has completed 39 of 49 passes (79.6%) with nine touchdowns and zero interceptions. - Missouri Valley Conference Football

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  SEPT 9/WEEK 2 MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State,...Lance accounted for four touchdowns rushing 16 times for 95 yards and two TDs while going 11-for-15 passing for 162 yards and two scores in North Dakota State's 38-7 victory over North Dakota. Through his first two collegiate starts, Lance has six TD passes against just five incompletions (21-for-26). NDSU rushed for 266 yards and converted 9 of 14 third down opportunities while holding the ball for more than 35 minutes in the program's 23rd straight win. - Missouri Valley Conference Football

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  SEPT 2/WEEK 1 MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL OFFENSIVE & NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State, 6-3, 221, RFr., Marshall, Minn. (Marshall HS),...Lance became the first NDSU freshman quarterback to start a season opener and accounted for 301 yards and six touchdowns in the 57-10 win over Butler. Lance had five carries for 116 yards with touchdown runs of 33 and 61 yards, and went 10 of 11 passing for 185 yards and four TDs in three quarters of action. The Bison rolled up 388 yards rushing and 605 yards of total offense. - Missouri Valley Conference Football

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  Trey Lance passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two more and North Dakota State defeated North Dakota 38-7 on Saturday for the Bison's 23rd consecutive victory, the longest current streak in Division I. Lance, who accounted for six touchdowns in the freshman's starting debut against Butler last week, was 11-of-15 passing for 162 yards and rushed for a game-high 95 yards on 16 carries against the Fighting Hawks (1-1). Lance's 2-yard toss to Ben Ellefson gave the FCS top-ranked Bison (2-0) a 21-7 halftime lead. Lance's 14-yard run made it 38-7 with under 10 minutes to play. NDSU outgained North Dakota 428-216. This was the 112th meeting between the instate rivals but the first since Sept. 19, 2015, when NDSU won in the first Division I matchup between the programs. North Dakota is playing as an FCS independent and will join NDSU and rest of the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2020. - AP College Football

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  Trey Lance threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more and defending FCS champion North Dakota State rolled to a 57-10 victory over Butler on Saturday. Lance, a redshirt freshman making his first start and one of 36 players from Minnesota on the Bison roster, dazzled a crowd of 34,554 at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. He had all four of his passing touchdowns and a rushing score by halftime with NDSU leading 36-0. The game was the first as a head coach for North Dakota State's Matt Entz, who had been the program's defensive coordinator the past five seasons. This was the second football game played at Target Field. St. John's and St. Thomas drew a Division-III record crowd of 37,555 on Sept. 23, 2017.

The Bison, winners of seven of the past eight FCS championship games, including the last two, are again top-ranked and showed why, piling up 605 yards offense while holding the Bulldogs to just 198 - 67 in the first half - in the season opener for both teams. Lance broke up the middle to score on a 33-yard run for the first touchdown. Then he threw a perfect 47-yard pass on a fly pattern to Phoenix Sproles for another score. Two of the TD passes went to Josh Babicz, who was wide open in the end zone on both occasions. Lance ran 61 yards for a third-quarter TD. He finished 10-of-11 passing for 185 yards and a 116 rushing on five carries. Ty Brooks had 93 yards on 10 carries, including a 36-yard score. NDSU has won 22 consecutive games, the longest current streak in Division I. - AP College Football


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