How North Dakota State Stacks up in FCS Playoff History
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How North Dakota State Stacks up in FCS Playoff History

North Dakota State’s 38-10 rout of Montana State in the NCAA Division I FCS championship game on Saturday continued what is perhaps the greatest dynasty in college football history.

The Bison extended their record number of FCS titles to nine, and they’ve all occurred in an 11-year run since the 2011 season. The dynasty, though, was set up one year earlier with two wins and a run to the national quarterfinals in their first-ever playoff appearance in 2010.

Following is how North Dakota State’s 12 playoff teams stack up with other schools in the 44-year history of the FCS playoffs:

Most FCS Championship Wins

9 – North Dakota State
6 – Georgia Southern
4 – Youngstown State
3 – Appalachian State
2 – Eastern Kentucky, James Madison, Marshall and Montana

Most FCS Championship Game Appearances

9 – North Dakota State (9-0)
8 – Georgia Southern (6-2)
7 – Youngstown State (4-3) and Montana (2-5)
6 – Marshall (2-4)
4 – Eastern Kentucky (2-2), James Madison (2-2) and Delaware (1-3)

Most FCS Playoff Wins

45 – Georgia Southern
41 – North Dakota State
34 – Montana
28 – Youngstown State
26 – Northern Iowa

Highest FCS Playoff Winning Percentages

.932 – North Dakota State (41-3)
.793 – Marshall (23-6)
.777 – Youngstown State (28-8)
.776 – Georgia Southern (45-13)
.667 – Sam Houston (24-12) and Boise State (8-4)

Most Consecutive FCS Playoff Appearances

17 – Montana (1993-2009)
14 – New Hampshire (2004-2017)
12 – North Dakota State (2010-Present)
10 – Eastern Kentucky (1986-1995) and South Dakota State (2012-Present)
8 – Appalachian State (2005-12) and James Madison (2014-Present)