Missouri Valley Conference FCS Spring Football Predictions, Game Previews: Week 4

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Missouri Valley Conference FCS Spring Football Predictions, Game Previews: Week 4

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Missouri Valley Conference FCS Spring Football Predictions, Game Previews: Week 4

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Illinois State vs North Dakota State Broadcast

Date: Saturday, March 13
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Fargodome, Fargo, ND
Network: ESPN+

Illinois State (0-2) vs North Dakota State (2-1) Game Preview

What’s Going To Happen

Okay, so this isn’t your older brother’s North Dakota State team, but it’s still pretty good.

It’s having a hard time getting the offense rolling, and the defense has been able to crank up the stats against Missouri State and Youngstown State – two of the lesser teams in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Illinois State can turn its 0-2 season around in a hurry, and it has the talent to do it.

It got stuck in a defensive battle with Northern Iowa – a 20-10 Redbird loss – and lost to South Dakota in a 27-20 fight. However, Brock Spack’s team has the right mix of run defense and passing game to get by the relatively punchless Bison.

That’s a stretch – North Dakota State is fine – but the passing attack isn’t doing enough and the O hasn’t been consistent. The Bison will get by in the Fargodome, but Illinois State has the upside to pull this off if it gets all the right breaks.

Illinois State vs North Dakota State Prediction, Line

North Dakota State 23, Illinois State 17
Line: North Dakota State -12.5, o/u: 37

Must See Rating: 3.5

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