Statistics reflect dominance of FCS finalists

(STATS) - North Dakota State and Jacksonville State are seeing a lot of similarities on film as they prepare for the FCS championship game Jan. 9 in Frisco, Texas.

Speed, power, big-play ability.

Their dominance reflects in the season statistics.

Third-seeded North Dakota State (12-2), from the Missouri Valley Football Conference, is trying to build on its record four straight FCS titles. Top-seeded Jacksonville State (13-1), out of the Ohio Valley Conference, is appearing in the championship game for the first time.

The season statistics of the two finalists:

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NORTH DAKOTA STATE (12-2)

TEAM STATISTICS: NDSU OPPONENTS

SCORING: 487 220

Points Per Game: 34.8 15.7

Points Off Turnovers: 50 46

FIRST DOWNS: 305 184

Rushing: 163 68

Passing: 125 96

Penalty: 17 20

RUSHING YARDAGE: 3,369 1,420

Yards Gained Rushing: 3,587 1,700

Yards Lost Rushing: 218 280

Rushing Attempts: 661 413

Average Per Rush: 5.1 3.4

Average Per Game: 240.6 101.4

TDs Rushing: 30 12

PASSING YARDAGE: 2,598 2,448

Comp-Att-Int: 204-327-5 204-413-14

Average Per Pass: 7.9 5.9

Average Per Catch: 12.7 12.0

Average Per Game: 185.6 174.9

TDs Passing: 29 14

TOTAL OFFENSE: 5,967 3,868

Total Plays: 988 826

Average Per Play: 6.0 4.7

Average Per Game: 426.2 276.3

KICK RETURNS: No.-Yards: 33-972 46-885

PUNT RETURNS: No.-Yards:29-343 16-136

INT RETURNS: No.-Yards: 14-156 5-62

KICK RETURN AVERAGE: 29.5 19.2

PUNT RETURN AVERAGE: 11.8 8.5

INT RETURN AVERAGE: 11.1 12.4

FUMBLES-LOST: 24-12 13-7

PENALTIES-Yards: 75-676 74-596

Average Per Game: 48.3 42.6

PUNTS-Yards: 61-2,778 98-4,101

Average Per Punt: 45.5 41.8

Net Punt Average: 39.4 37.7

KICKOFFS-Yards: 89-5,583 50-3,015

Average Per Kick: 62.7 60.3

Net Kick Average: 41.3 33.9

TIME OF POSSESSION/Game: 36:21 23:39

3RD-DOWN Conversions: 90/197 49/190

3rd-Down Pct: 46 26

4TH-DOWN Conversions: 15/24 11/22

4th-Down Pct: 62 50

SACKS BY-Yards: 31-203 16-91

TOUCHDOWNS SCORED: 66 27

FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS: 9-20 11-14

ON-SIDE KICKS: 0-0 0-2

RED-ZONE SCORES: 44-54 (81%) 23-27 (85%)

RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS: 39-54 (72%) 13-27 (48%)

PAT-ATTEMPTS: 62-66 (94%) 23-23 (100%)

ATTENDANCE: 166,472 68,161

Games/Avg Per Game: 9/18,497 5/13,632

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JACKSONVILLE STATE (13-1)

TEAM STATISTICS: JSU OPPONENTS

SCORING: 574 262

Points Per Game: 41.0 18.7

Points Off Turnovers: 108 52

FIRST DOWNS: 353 225

Rushing: 192 97

Passing: 142 103

Penalty: 19 25

RUSHING YARDAGE: 4,364 1,632

Yards Gained Rushing: 4,667 2,060

Yards Lost Rushing: 303 428

Rushing Attempts: 694 489

Average Per Rush: 6.3 3.3

Average Per Game: 311.7 116.6

TDs Rushing: 52 12

PASSING YARDAGE: 3,045 2,494

Comp-Att-Int: 249-409-7 215-429-17

Average Per Pass: 7.4 5.8

Average Per Catch: 12.2 11.6

Average Per Game: 217.5 178.1

TDs Passing: 21 16

TOTAL OFFENSE: 7,409 4,126

Total Plays: 1,103 918

Average Per Play: 6.7 4.5

Average Per Game: 529.2 294.7

KICK RETURNS: No.-Yards: 42-835 73-1,666

PUNT RETURNS: No.-Yards: 26-247 20-143

INT RETURNS: No.-Yards: 17-267 7-110

KICK RETURN AVERAGE: 19.9 22.8

PUNT RETURN AVERAGE: 9.5 7.2

INT RETURN AVERAGE: 15.7 15.7

FUMBLES-LOST: 22-10 20-8

PENALTIES-Yards: 96-876 83-735

Average Per Game: 62.6 52.5

PUNTS-Yards: 59-2,423 96-4,006

Average Per Punt: 41.1 41.7

Net Punt Average: 36.6 38.1

KICKOFFS-Yards: 105-6,064 59-3,274

Average Per Kick: 57.8 55.5

Net Kick Average: 37.6 37.5

TIME OF POSSESSION/Game: 32:10 27:50

3RD-DOWN Conversions: 99/218 58/202

3rd-Down Pct: 45 29

4TH-DOWN Conversions: 21/28 6/26

4th-Down Pct: 75 23

SACKS BY-Yards: 40-206 17-105

TOUCHDOWNS SCORED: 75 32

FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS: 17-27 13-14

ON-SIDE KICKS: 0-0 1-1

RED-ZONE SCORES: 61-72 (85%) 28-34 (82%)

RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS: 46-72 (64%) 18-34 (53%)

PAT-ATTEMPTS: 69-73 (95%) 31-31 (100%)

ATTENDANCE: 164,781 122,452

Games/Avg Per Game: 8/20,598 6/20,409

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