2019 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game
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2019 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game
2019 NCAA Division I Football Championship
FCS National Championship Game
2019 FCS National Championship Game logo.jpg
1234 Total
Eastern Washington 01077 24
North Dakota State 107147 38
DateJanuary 5, 2019
Season2018
StadiumToyota Stadium
LocationFrisco, Texas
MVPDarrius Shepherd (WR, North Dakota State)[1]
FavoriteNorth Dakota State by 13.5[2]
RefereeTodd Boyd (CAA)[3]
Attendance17,802
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN2
AnnouncersTaylor Zarzour (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (color), Kris Budden (sideline)[4]

The 2019 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game was a postseason college football game that determined a national champion in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision for the 2018 season. It was played at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, on January 5, 2019, with kickoff at 12:00 noon EST, and was the culminating game of the 2018 FCS Playoffs.

Teams

The participants of the 2019 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game were the finalists of the 2018 FCS Playoffs, which began with a 24-team bracket. North Dakota State and Eastern Washington qualified for the Championship by winning their semifinal games. North Dakota State was the designated home team for the game.[5]

North Dakota State Bison

The Bison, led by fifth-year head coach Chris Klieman, finished the regular season 11-0 and received the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye in the FCS Playoffs. They defeated Montana State, No. 8 seed Colgate, and No. 5 seed South Dakota State to reach the Championship Game. This was North Dakota State's seventh Championship Game appearance; they entered the game with a 6-0 record in previous finals, with their last coming in the 2017 playoffs.

Eastern Washington Eagles

The Eagles, led by second-year head coach Aaron Best, finished the regular season 9-2 and received the No. 3 seed and a first-round bye in the FCS Playoffs. They defeated Nicholls, No. 6 seed UC Davis, and No. 7 seed Maine to reach the Championship Game. This was Eastern Washington's second Championship Game appearance; their only previous appearance was in the 2010 playoffs, which they won.

Game summary

Scoring summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP EWU NDSU
1 6:50 13 60 8:10 NDSU 36-yard field goal by Cam Pedersen 0 3
1 1:47 4 68 1:52 NDSU Easton Stick 10-yard touchdown run, Cam Pedersen kick good 0 10
2 13:49 9 60 2:58 EWU 40-yard field goal by Roldan Alcobendas 3 10
2 8:00 10 75 5:49 NDSU Easton Stick 4-yard touchdown run, Cam Pedersen kick good 3 17
2 0:27 9 59 2:42 EWU Jayce Gilder 2-yard touchdown reception from Gunner Talkington, Roldan Alcobendas kick good 10 17
3 11:52 3 25 0:52 NDSU Darrius Shepherd 23-yard touchdown reception from Easton Stick, Cam Pedersen kick good 10 24
3 11:40 1 75 0:12 EWU Sam McPherson 75-yard touchdown run, Roldan Alcobendas kick good 17 24
3 10:44 2 84 0:56 NDSU Darrius Shepherd 78-yard touchdown reception from Easton Stick, Cam Pedersen kick good 17 31
4 2:19 4 80 1:02 EWU Eric Barriere 5-yard touchdown run, Roldan Alcobendas kick good 24 31
4 1:16 3 49 1:03 NDSU Easton Stick 46-yard touchdown run, Cam Pedersen kick good 24 38
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 24 38

Game statistics

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 3 Eagles 0 10 7 7 24
No. 1 Bison 10 7 14 7 38
Statistics EWU NDSU
First downs 15 23
Plays-yards 59-332 73-481
Rushes-yards 33-157 54-290
Passing yards 175 191
Passing: Comp-Att-Int 14-26-2 13-19-2
Time of possession 19:55 40:05
Team Category Player Statistics
Eastern Washington Passing Eric Barriere 13/25, 198 yds, 2 INT
Rushing Sam McPherson 18 car, 158 yds, 1 TD
Receiving Nsimba Webster 4 rec, 92 yds
North Dakota State Passing Easton Stick 13/19, 198 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Easton Stick 18 car, 121 yds, 3 TD
Receiving Darrius Shepherd 5 rec, 125 yds, 2 TD

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References

  1. ^ "FCS championship game review". ESPN. AP. January 5, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "North Dakota State vs. Eastern Washington - 1/5/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction - Sports Chat Place". sportschatplace.com. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Football vs. Eastern Washington". gobison.com. January 5, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ Kolpack, Jeff (January 4, 2019). "After sitting out last year, Menard focused on last title shot". Grand Forks Herald. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Haley, Craig (January 3, 2019). "FCS Championship Game: Eastern Washington vs. North Dakota State". AP. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "Eastern Washington vs. North Dakota State - Game Summary - January 5, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Eastern Washington Eagles vs. North Dakota State Bison Live Score and Stats - January 5, 2019 Gametracker". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2019.

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