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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- No. Kwon Alexander Jersey . 13 Iowas only game against an FCS opponent just might be its toughest non-conference challenge of the season.North Dakota State, which visits Iowa City on Saturday, has won five straight national championships and five straight games over FBS teams since 2010. It is the top-ranked team in the Championship Subdivision.But a closer look at the two teams suggests that North Dakota States FBS streak is in serious jeopardy. The five top-tier teams the Bison have upended recently finished with a combined record of just 20-41 -- and only Kansas State in 2013 went on to earn a bowl bid.The Hawkeyes, on the other hand, look ready to compete for a Big Ten title. Iowa has yet to be threatened, outscoring its first two opponents 87-24. The Hawkeyes throttled rival Iowa State by 39 points last weekend -- the biggest win over the Cyclones in Kirk Ferentzs 18 seasons as coach.North Dakota State (2-0) needed a home field and overtime to beat Charleston Southern and Eastern Washington in its first two games.Still, Ferentz knows better than to sleep on a program that he and his players compared more to Wisconsin and Michigan State than any of the FCS teams theyve faced recently.Just look at them on film. Theyre a first-class team, Ferentz said.Here are some of the facts to consider as Iowa hosts the Bison ahead of its nine-game Big Ten schedule:SCOUTING THE BISONQuarterback Easton Stick led the Bison to an 8-0 record while former star Carson Wentz was injured last season, throwing 13 touchdown passes with a completion percentage of 61.2. Stick has thrown for 451 yards with four touchdowns and an interception this season. Lance Dunn keys their rushing attack, with 179 yards on nearly seven yards per carry. The Bison defense looked a bit shaky last week, albeit against a very strong Eastern Washington offense. North Dakota State allowed four TDs in five red-zone trips, escaping 50-44 in OT.Make no mistake. I think this is the best ... in my five years here, (and) the most complete team that the Bison will face, coach Chris Klieman said about Iowa.NOT SO LITTLE KITTLEIowa senior George Kittle came to Iowa City as an undersized wide receiver. These days hes among the most underrated tight end in the country. Kittle, now 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, is a devastating blocker for the Hawkeyes backs. And although Kittle has just 31 career catches, eight have been for touchdowns, including the opening score in last weeks win over Iowa State.Hes one of the most athletic guys on the team, quarterback C.J. Beathard said.BETTER DIowas defense looked sloppy at times in a 45-21 win over Miami (Ohio) in its opener. The Hawkeyes played a much cleaner game last week, holding the Cyclones to 291 yards and forcing Iowa State to go to its backup quarterback after starter Joel Lanning completed just 8 of 20 passes for 86 yards.FRESH MEATNorth Dakota State has a pair of new starting cornerbacks in Jalen Allison and Jaylaan Wimbush. Theyll be tested by Beathard and Matt VandeBerg, who have a unique chemistry after playing together for five years. VandeBerg caught seven passes last week against Iowa State.HE SAID ITThey have a lot of good players. They just dont have 85 of them. Their top 40, I would say, probably is as good as anybodys. -- Ferentz on North Dakota State. The Bison have just 63 scholarships, compared to 85 for FBS teams.---Follow Luke Meredith on Twitter at www.twitter.com/LukeMeredithAP---Online: AP college football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org Gerald McCoy Jersey Robert McClain Jersey . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . http:///...c-warren-sapp-jersey . -- Al Jefferson found a groove just in time for the Charlotte Bobcats. COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- When the GPS Myles Garrett wears during practice let Kevin Sumlin know he was running almost 22 mph on Wednesday, Texas A&Ms coach knew his star defensive end was finally healthy.On Saturday Garrett showed that what he can do when he isnt ailing, finishing with a career-high 4 1/2 sacks to help No. 23 Texas A&M get back on track with a 23-10 win over UTSA.Twenty-two mph is ridiculous. I hadnt seen that in a while, Sumlin said. He was smiling. He was bouncing around and you could just tell by his face because he hasnt been in a good mood. Hes been frustrated.Jake Hubenak threw for 248 yards and a touchdown to help the Aggies (8-3) get a victory they desperately needed after consecutive losses to Mississippi State and Mississippi ruined their shot at the College Football Playoff.Garrett had missed two games and was limited in several others because of a high ankle sprain. He finished with eight tackles, broke up a pass and forced a fumble. Instead of limping as he has been in recent weeks, Garrett was harassing UTSAs two quarterbacks all game.It was great to finally be able to move and get off close to how I wanted to, he said. I just demonstrated what level I can play at when Im close to being healthy.He further showed his ankle was fine when he batted down a pass in the second quarter and celebrated with a spirited dance. He had another big play in the fourth quarter when he sacked Jared Johnson to force a fumble, which A&M recovered.Garrett has 8 1/2 sacks this season to give him 32 1/2 for his career, making him the eighth player in Southeastern Conference history with at least 30 career sacks. His 4 1/2 sacks on Saturday were second in school history behind a five-sack day by Alex Morris in 1987, and he moved in front of Hall of Famer Reggie White for sixth-most career sacks in SEC history.They are phenomenal at the defensive end position, UTSA coach Frank Wilson said.Sumlin raved about Garrett playing through his injury. He was especially impressed with his work considering he will likely be one of the top picks if he declares for the NFL draft.A guy that has as bright a future as he has too play in a situation where he could have just said: `Im going to save myself until Im ready to go, Sumlin said. Patrick Murray Jersey. It says a lot about what kind of person he is ... what kind of teammate he is and how much he cares about this team and wanting to win.The Roadrunners cut the lead to 3 points early in the second quarter after a one-handed touchdown grab by Josh Stewart. The Aggies then scored the next 13 points, capped by a 47 yard run by Trayveon Williams to make it 23-7 in the third quarter.UTSA (5-6) was led by Johnson, who threw for 186 yards and a touchdown.THE TAKEAWAYUTSA: The Roadrunners, who have had a football team only since 2011, showed theyve made a lot of progress by keeping things close. But in the end they just arent yet on the level to deal with the size and speed of a team like Texas A&M.TEXAS A&M: The Aggies did what they were supposed to do against a lesser opponent, but Hubenak and the offense will need to be sharper when they return to SEC play next week.Hes been effective for what weve asked him to do, Sumlin said. His biggest characteristic right now is hes finding the playmakers.CHASING 1,000Williams had 11 carries for 80 yards to leave him 44 yards shy of becoming the first true freshman at the school to rush for 1,000 yards. Sumlin said Williams was a bit frustrated in the first half when he couldnt get much going and the coach told him if he was patient he would break a big run on Saturday. After his touchdown carry he said to Sumlin: I have to listen more.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Aggies could move up a couple of spots in the poll after losses to a handful of teams ahead of them on Saturday, but dont look for them to make too much of a jump from this non-conference victory.UP NEXTUTSA: The Roadrunners will look to become bowl eligible for the first time when they host Charlotte on Saturday.TEXAS A&M : The Aggies face a quick turnaround, wrapping up the regular season Thursday night when they host No. 16 LSU.---More AP college football http://collegefootball.ap.org Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '