This past weekend was Championship weekend in NCAA Division I football. Last night Alabama beat Georgia in overtime for it’s 5th title in 9 years. Since the start of the 2010 season the Crimson Tide are 99-12.
But they aren’t the winningest team in the nation. That title belongs to NCAA Division III Mount Union who is 113-6. Holy cow that’s a lot of wins. They’ve also won 3 National Championships since 2010.
That 5th title for ‘Bama still doesn’t compare to NDSU.
The Bison played James Madison on Saturday for the FCS National Championship (Alabama and Georgia are in the FBS). The hype was immense for a lower level football game. JMU was the undefeated defending champion. They dethroned the Bison in the semifinals the year before, ending five consecutive years for the Bison as National Champions. They had the active, and 2nd in history, longest winning streak at the FCS level at 26. The holder of the longest streak? Why NDSU of course with 33 from 2012-2014.
The #1 Scoring Defense (JMU) against the #2 Scoring Defense (NDSU). #2 Total Defense (NDSU) vs #3 Total Defense (JMU). The #2 Scoring Offense (NDSU) vs. #15 (JMU). Easton Stick (NDSU) was the 2nd most efficient passer in the nation, while Bryon Schor (29-4 as a starter for his career) was 18th. Continue reading “A Winning Tradition”