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Streaks at stake in the FCS this weekend


STATS FCS Senior Editor

(STATS) - They're going streaking in FCS college football.

There are always some kind of interesting runs on the line across the subdivision. On Saturday, there are plenty to keep a close eye on.

Here are six to watch. And put on a uniform.

North Dakota State - The Bison are a walking (and running) streak. The No. 1-ranked, two-time defending FCS champion heads to Illinois State with a 25-game winning streak which is the longest active run in Division I and one shy of the second-longest in FCS history (James Madison with 26 from 2016-17). In addition, the Bison's six in a row on the road is the current FCS high and they've won 30 straight when coming off an open week.

San Diego - The Toreros entered the season with the longest home winning streak in the FCS, but it ended at 21 to UC Davis. But they still have a 29-game winning streak in the Pioneer Football League - the longest active FCS conference run - and they'll seek to extend it against visiting Marist.

Stony Brook - A dozen wins in a row at home is the third-longest active streak in the FCS and the Seawolves are one shy of their school record. What makes it especially interesting is they seek to tie the mark against No. 2 James Madison.

The Citadel - One of the more respected series renews for the 75th time when the Bulldogs host VMI in "The Military Classic of the South." The Bulldogs have a 12-game winning streak over the Keydets - the longest in series history.

Montana and Dayton - If it's game day, then it's time for Montana and Dayton to score some points. Montana hasn't been shut out in 397 straight games since 1989 - the longest run in FCS history as they head into a matchup with Idaho State. Dayton holds the all-division record of 479 since 1976, including 285 straight since moving to the FCS in 1993, and it has everything intention of scoring against Jacksonville.

Presbyterian - Every streak deserves a good ending, but then not every streak is positive. The Blue Hose have dropped 11 straight games and hope to end the longest active FCS losing streak at Campbell.

Updated October 3, 2019

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