The Jackrabbits went 8-2 overall, 5-1 in Missouri Valley Football Conference action under head coach John Stiegelmeier. The Jackrabbits qualified for the playoffs, defeating Holy Cross, 31-3, Southern Illinois, 31-26, and Delaware, 33-3, to earn a berth in the national championship game. There, the Jackrabbits fell to Sam Houston State, 23-21.
The Jackrabbits will be led by Strong, who was a Walter Payton Award finalist and an All-American. He had 707 rushing yards in nine games and ranked third on the team with 20 receptions.
The Jackrabbits open the season at Colorado State on Sept. 3. The Jackrabbits then host Lindenwood on Sept. 11, followed by a bye week and the opening of conference play at Indiana State on Sept. 25.
The FCS section of the College Football America 2021 Yearbook features 28 pages of content including:
- National FCS preview;
- FCS preseason Starting Lineup;
- Preview of each FCS conference;
- Capsules for every FCS team, including 2020 results and 2021 schedules;
- Twenty color action, coach and stadium photos.
The College Football America 2021 Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.
The print edition is available online via Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble.