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Top story lines of the 2016 FCS season

(STATS) - The 2016 FCS season kicked off with a terrific game in August, but, oh, does it need an even better one in the national championship game on Jan. 7.

In between, there's been yet another memorable season of story lines. But one of the bigger ones isn't positive as the two finalists with a national championship history - Youngstown State and James Madison - will be without players due to recent suspensions.

Following is a countdown of top story lines. We've made it an unlucky 13 because of the awkward finish to the season.

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Golden Eagles Headlines

Leaders
Passing Yards: M. Birdsong2577
Passing TDs: M. Birdsong17
Rushing Yards: Y. Thaenrat707
Rushing TDs: Y. Thaenrat6
Receiving Yards: D. Byrd933
Receiving TDs: D. Byrd7
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/1 vs. Wofford L 7 - 21
9/10 at Austin Peay W 41 - 7
9/17 at Mercer L 27 - 34
9/24 at UT Martin L 23 - 44
10/1 vs. Eastern Kentucky W 33 - 30
10/8 at Jacksonville State L 21 - 40
10/15 vs. Eastern Illinois L 24 - 30
10/22 vs. Southeast Missouri State W 21 - 20
11/5 at Tennessee L 0 - 55
11/12 at Tennessee State W 44 - 16
11/19 vs. Murray State W 55 - 19
Ohio Valley
  Conference Overall
7 Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
Tennessee-Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Murray State 4-4 4-7
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Southeast Missouri State 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3941 (83)
Passing Yards: 2608 (48)
Rushing Yards: 1333 (98)
Points per game: 26.9 (56)
Yards per game: 358.3 (83)
Touchdowns: 33 (74)
Field Goals: 13 (27)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4492 (77)
Passing Yards: 2782 (96)
Rushing Yards: 1710 (52)
Points per game: 28.7 (71)
Yards per game: 408.4 (80)
Touchdowns: 35 (48)
Field Goals: 18 (124)
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