Montana State vs. North Dakota State Prediction, Pick Against the Spread, and Latest Odds

Montana State vs. North Dakota State prediction and pick for this weekend's FCS National Championship Game. The Bobcats and the Bison face off in Frisco, TX with the biggest prize in FCS football on the line. Who will win? find out here
Jason Radowitz |
Tue, January 4, 12:12 PM EST | 12 min read
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Montana State vs. North Dakota State Prediction, Pick Against the Spread, and Latest Odds

Montana State Bobcats vs. North Dakota State Bison - FCS Championship

Spread: North Dakota State -7.5

Total: 42

Date: Saturday, January 8

Game time: 12:00 pm ET

Where to Watch: ESPN2

Montana State vs. North Dakota State odds

Montana State vs. North Dakota State Prediction

This isn't quite the College Football Playoff National Championship game that will be featuring Alabama and Georgia, but we've got some championship football that will be played on Saturday night. The Montana State Bobcats will take on the North Dakota State Bison for the FCS Championship at the Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Montana State went 12-2 on the year while North Dakota State finished the season 13-1. Now it's time to see which team can win the FCS. Here are our picks and predictions below.

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Montana State Bobcats vs North Dakota State Bison Prediction

These two teams haven't played a game since middle December. Montana State knocked off South Dakota State, 31-17 in the semifinals while North Dakota State knocked off James Madison, 20-14. On the year, quarterback Cam Miller has thrown for 1,318 yards and has been given more of an opportunity to throw the ball in the last couple of months. The most attempts Miller has had in a game this season has been 23, so it's right to assume that North Dakota State wants to run the football. Big-time play-maker Hunter Luepke is listed at fullback but has 73 attempts for 461 yards on the ground with five touchdowns. He's averaged 6.3 yards per carry this season, which is truly remarkable. In reality, it's been mostly Tamerik Williams, who has rushed for 718 yards and 6.2 yards per carry along with 12 touchdowns. But Williams struggled to get going in the semifinals with just 19 yards on eight attempts. North Dakota State will really want to get him going again. In Montana State's win over South Dakota State, quarterback Tommy Mellott had a day. He threw 10 completions on 15 attempts for 233 yards while also rushing 34 times for 155 yards. Mellott has had some big rushing days previously but never was able to throw for anywhere close to 200 yards this season. Mellott didn't even start the season as the QB1 but quickly shined on the ground and now has some ability in the air apparently. In the regular season, teams had trouble scoring on Montana State all season. If you look up and down each game, teams consistently scored around seven or ten points per game. Montana State is an elite defense and if the offense can shine as they did in the semifinals, Montana State can absolutely pull off this upset. Let's take the points in the FCS Championship.

Montana State Bobcats vs. North Dakota State Bison Pick

  • PICK: Montana State +8 (-115)

Jason Radowitz
@Jason_Radowitz

Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.

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