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Western Illinois Leathernecks (7-6)


Thu. 9/1 Sat. 9/10 Sat. 10/1 Sat. 10/8 Sat. 10/15
@ EastIl
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vs. NoAri
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@ SDkSt
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vs. InSt
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@ MoStU
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FCS championship may gain 'bowl' rebrand

(STATS) - The FCS conferences whose national playoffs have long set them apart in Division I want to go "bowling" as well.

Those 10 conferences still embrace the playoffs, which have grown from four participants in 1978 to 24 beginning in 2013, but they also want to incorporate an idea of two conferences whose champions are not involved in the playoffs - the MEAC and SWAC.

The champions of the two FCS conferences of historically black schools met in the inaugural Celebration Bowl this past December. The playoff conferences want their championship game, played in early January in Frisco, Texas, to be rebranded with the word "bowl" in the title as well.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: T. Norvell2110
Passing TDs: T. Norvell13
Rushing Yards: N. Watson1196
Rushing TDs: N. Watson14
Receiving Yards: L. Lenoir1184
Receiving TDs: L. Lenoir7
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/1 at Eastern Illinois TBA
9/10 vs. Northern Arizona TBA
10/1 at South Dakota State TBA
10/8 vs. Indiana State TBA
10/15 at Missouri State TBA
10/22 vs. North Dakota State TBA
10/29 at South Dakota TBA
11/5 vs. Illinois State TBA
11/12 vs. UNI TBA
11/19 at Southern Illinois TBA
Missouri Valley
  Conference Overall
1 North Dakota State 7-1 13-2
5 Illinois State 7-1 10-3
22 Western Illinois 5-3 7-6
8 Northern Iowa 5-3 9-5
15 South Dakota State 5-3 8-4
Indiana State 3-5 5-6
Youngstown State 3-5 5-6
South Dakota 3-5 5-6
Southern Illinois 2-6 3-8
Missouri State 0-8 1-10
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5119 (25)
Passing Yards: 3288 (12)
Rushing Yards: 1831 (56)
Points per game: 25.2 (69)
Yards per game: 393.8 (50)
Touchdowns: 40 (38)
Field Goals: 11 (44)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5185 (111)
Passing Yards: 2646 (99)
Rushing Yards: 2539 (111)
Points per game: 29.7 (80)
Yards per game: 398.8 (74)
Touchdowns: 42 (85)
Field Goals: 17 (121)
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