Madison, WI (SportsNetwork.com) – The Wisconsin Badgers officially welcomed
former Pittsburgh boss Paul Chryst as its new head football coach on
Chryst, a former Wisconsin assistant, assumes the position which was
vacated by Gary Andersen, who became Oregon State’s new head coach last week.
He’s the 30th head coach in program history.
“I was contacted or interviewed a number of coaches about this job. The head
coaching position at UW continue
FACTS & STATS: Site: Cowell Stadium (6,500) – Durham, New Hampshire. Surface:
Field Turf. Television: ESPNU. Announcers: Shawn Kenney, Jay Walker. Home
Record: Illinois State 8-0; New Hampshire 8-0. Away Record: Illinois State 4-1;
New Hampshire 4-1. Series Record: First meeting. Conference: Illinois State –
Missouri Valley; New Hampshire – Colonial Athletic Association. Nicknames:
Illinois State Redbirds; New Hampshire Wildcats. FCS Playoff Seeds: Illinois
State (5th); New Hampshire (1st). Head Coaches: Illinois State – Brock Spack
(6th year, 45-25 at Illinois State and Overall); New Hampshire – Sean
McDonnell (16th year, 126-72 at New Hampshire and overall). Playoff Records:
FACTS & STATS: Site: Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome (18,700) – Fargo,
North Dakota. Surface: AstroTurf’s GameDay Grass. Television: ESPN2.
Announcers: Anish Shroff, Kelly Stouffer. Home Record: Sam Houston State 6-1;
North Dakota State 8-0. Away Record: Sam Houston State 4-3; North Dakota State
5-1. Conference: Sam Houston State – Southland; North Dakota State – Missouri
Valley. Nicknames: Sam Houston State Bearkats; North Dakota State Bison. FCS
Playoff Seeds: Sam Houston State (NR); North Dakota State (2nd). Series Record:
North Dakota State (3-1). Last Meeting: Jan. 5, 2013 (North Dakota State,
39-13 at Frisco, Texas – FCS continue
Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) – Portland State senior Cornelius Edison was
named the Rimington Award winner as the top center on the FCS level Wednesday
Edison, a 6-foot-3, 305-pounder from University Place, Washington, started the
last 35 games of his career and earned All-Big Sky Conference first-team honors
each of the past two seasons.
He was part of a Portland State line that rushed for over 208 yards per game –
third-most in program history – and allowed a conference-low 10 sacks while the
Vikings threw the ball 423 times.
Portland State had a previous Rimington Award winner in Brennen continue
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Illinois State finally gets to play the
No. 1 team in the country … and it’s not North Dakota State.
The Redbirds had been working to come out of the shadow of North Dakota State,
the three-time defending FCS national champion, after they didn’t face each
other in the regular season while both earned a share of the Missouri Valley
Football Conference title.
New Hampshire replaced NDSU as the No. 1-ranked team late in the regular
season and then earned the top continue