The North Dakota State Bison (2-0) visit the Central Arkansas Bears (1-1) at the Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome on Saturday, September 16, 2023.

North Dakota State has been a tough opponent for opposing teams, as they rank top-25 in both scoring offense (10th-best with 39.5 points per game) and scoring defense (best with 8.5 points allowed per game) this year. Central Arkansas has been a top-25 unit on both sides of the ball this season, as it ranks seventh-best in points per game (41.5) and 10th-best in points surrendered per game (14.5).

We dive into all of the details you need to know about this contest below, including how to watch on ESPN+.

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Central Arkansas vs. North Dakota State Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo
  • City: Fargo, North Dakota
  • Venue: Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome

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Central Arkansas vs. North Dakota State Key Statistics

Central Arkansas North Dakota State
445 (23rd) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 484.5 (11th)
226.5 (20th) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 280.5 (36th)
259.5 (6th) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 300.5 (2nd)
185.5 (64th) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 184 (67th)
1 (60th) Turnovers (Rank) 0 (1st)
1 (28th) Takeaways (Rank) 0 (53rd)

Central Arkansas Stats Leaders

  • Will McElvain has racked up 323 yards (161.5 per game) while completing 66.7% of his passes and collecting three touchdown passes this season.
  • The team's top rusher, Shunderrick Powell, has carried the ball 15 times for 158 yards (79 per game) with two touchdowns.
  • Kylin James has four receptions for 52 yards (26 per game) and one touchdown so far while also carrying the ball 13 times for 129 yards and two scores.
  • Jarrod Barnes leads his team with 97 receiving yards on five catches.
  • Myles Butler has totaled 54 receiving yards (27 yards per game) and one touchdown on four receptions.

North Dakota State Stats Leaders

  • Cam Miller has thrown for 326 yards, completing 72.7% of his passes and tossing two touchdowns this season. He's also run for 151 yards (75.5 ypg) on 24 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
  • Cole Payton has carried the ball 14 times for a team-high 206 yards on the ground and has found the end zone three times.
  • Zach Mathis' team-high 115 yards as a receiver have come on eight receptions (out of eight targets).
  • Eli Green has caught five passes for 80 yards (40 yards per game) this year.
  • Joe Stoffel has compiled seven catches for 62 yards, an average of 31 yards per game. He's scored two times as a receiver this season.

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