Re: 2017 (Way Too Early) Missouri Valley Football Conference Predictions
Originally Posted by BisonTru
There are 4 returning first team all-conference offensive players. All four are Jackrabbits.
There are 6 returning first team all-conference defensive players. Three are Bison.
The story going into next year is NDSU's D vs. SDSU's O, IMO.
Illinois State, Youngstown, UNI, and Western will be in the mix, but at this point they are battling for the 3, 4, and maybe 5th playoff spot. Again in my way early opinion.
Edit: I'm looking at some rosters and starts from last year. SDSU is losing one offense lineman and a part time WR from their offense. That's it.
The o lineman was doing part time duties with a freshman at the end of the year around 50/50 split.
To add to your point above, three of SDSUs all conference returners were pretty damn high on the Peyton Award voting and NDSU returns your lb from injury who would have been a Buchanan award finalist. Those are going to be two nasty units.