College Football

Illinois State Redbirds (6-5)


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NFL Draft candidates strong in Missouri Valley Conference

(STATS) - South Dakota State tight end Dallas Goedert is considered the leading FCS prospect for next week's NFL Draft - some believe a candidate for going late in the first round.

The 6-foot-5 pass catcher has company in the Missouri Valley Football Conference when it comes to draft prospects.

Northern Iowa wide receiver Daurice Fountain, the offensive MVP of the East-West Shrine Game, and Illinois State cornerback Davontae Harris are expected to be selected on the third and final day of the draft. North Dakota State inside linebacker Nick DeLuca, South Dakota State wide receiver Jake Wieneke and Illinois State defensive lineman Dalton Keene are other day 3 candidates, while North Dakota State cornerback Tre Dempsey, Northern Iowa safety Elijah Campbell and Western Illinois teammates Jaelon Acklin, a wide receiver, and Brett Taylor, an inside linebacker, are among the likely free agent signings if they go undrafted.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: J. Kolbe2138
Passing TDs: J. Kolbe12
Rushing Yards: J. Robinson933
Rushing TDs: J. Robinson12
Receiving Yards: S. Schnell679
Receiving TDs: C. Gibbs5
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2018
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/1 vs. St. Xavier (IL) TBA
9/8 vs. Eastern Illinois TBA
9/22 at Colorado State TBA
9/29 at Missouri State TBA
10/6 vs. Western Illinois TBA
10/13 vs. Southern Illinois TBA
10/20 at North Dakota State TBA
10/27 vs. South Dakota State TBA
11/3 at UNI TBA
11/10 at Indiana State TBA
11/17 vs. Youngstown State TBA
Missouri Valley
  Conference Overall
1 North Dakota State 7-1 14-1
3 South Dakota State 7-2 11-3
17 Northern Iowa 6-3 8-5
13 Western Illinois 5-3 8-4
Illinois State 4-4 6-5
15 South Dakota 4-4 8-5
Youngstown State 4-4 6-5
Missouri State 2-6 3-8
Southern Illinois 2-6 4-7
Indiana State 0-8 0-11
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4251 (56)
Passing Yards: 2243 (66)
Rushing Yards: 2008 (37)
Points per game: 26.1 (54)
Yards per game: 386.5 (52)
Touchdowns: 31 (60)
Field Goals: 14 (19)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3374 (17)
Passing Yards: 2204 (39)
Rushing Yards: 1170 (8)
Points per game: 19.4 (22)
Yards per game: 306.7 (16)
Touchdowns: 26 (22)
Field Goals: 7 (18)
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