No FCS program has claimed more national championships than North Dakota State football, winner of eight of the past nine titles. The Bison started their extraordinary run with a five-peat from 2011-15 and ended their decade of dominance with three more from 2017-19.

Here’s everything to know about the Bison’s dynasty, including season-by-season records, notable players and breakdowns of every one of NDSU’s championship runs.

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North Dakota State football quick facts

North Dakota State football played in Division II from 1922-2003 before jumping to the Division I-FCS level in 2004. NDSU qualified for its first FCS playoffs appearance in 2010, falling in the quarterfinals, before starting its run of five straight national titles from 2011-15.

Here is some key information to know about the program, updated through the end of the 2019-20 season:

Current coach: Matt Entz (16-0; one season)
Location: Fargo, North Dakota
Stadium: Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome
All-time record: 742-371-34 (fifth most in FCS history)
All-time FCS playoff record: 35-2 (8-0 in FCS national championship game)
NCAA championships: 16 (1965, 1968, 1969, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)
FCS championships: 8 (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)
MVFC conference championships: 9 (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

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North Dakota State football statistical leaders

Here are the statistical leaders in North Dakota State football history. Stats are updated through the conclusion of the 2019-20 season. Updated college football stats can always be found here.

Passing yards:

  1. Easton Stick (2015-18): 8,693
  2. Brock Jensen (2010-13): 8,598
  3. Steve Walker (2004-07): 7,033
  4. Carson Wentz (2012-15): 5,115
  5. Kevin Feeney (1995-98): 4,757

Passing touchdowns:

  1. Easton Stick (2015-18): 88
  2. Brock Jensen (2010-13): 72
  3. Steve Walker (2004-07): 60
  4. Carson Wentz (2012-15): 45
  5. Kevin Feeney (1995-98): 37

Pass completion percentage:

  1. Trey Lance (2018-current): 67.0%
  2. Tony Stauss (2003-04): 66.3%
  3. Arden Beachy (1990-93): 64.8%
  4. Carson Wentz (2012-15): 64.1%
  5. Steve Walker (2004-07): 63.5%