The FCS National Championship Game pitted the North Dakota State Bison against the Montana State Bobcats at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, giving both teams a chance to win a national title.
Our College Football America Yearbookstaff member Chuck Cox was at the game and shot our gallery. North Dakota State won the game, defeating Montana State, 38-10.
Cox’s photo gallery is on our Facebook page and photos of the game could end up in the 2022 edition of the Yearbook. The photos may also be used by the American Football Coaches Association for its web site, social media and publications.
North Dakota State continued its dynastic dominance over FCS, winning its ninth national title in the last 11 seasons. It is the program’s 17th national championship overall, and the Bison have never lost in the FCS title game, with all of their appearances coming in Frisco. Hunter Luepke, voted the game’s Most Outstanding Player, matched his career high in touchdowns with three rushing scores in the opening half to lead the way for the Bison.
Montana State had hoped to end that run of dominance, but the Bobcats lost their starting quarterback, Tommy Mellott, on the opening series to an injury. First-year head coach Brent Vigen got the Bobcats back to the FCS title game for the first time since 1984, when they won what was then called the Division I-AA title. MSU has also won national titles at the NAIA and Division II levels.
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.