QB Wentz back, North Dakota St goes for 5th FCS title in row
FRISCO, Texas (AP) North Dakota State will have its top NFL prospect back at quarterback for its fifth consecutive FCS national championship game.
Senior quarterback Carson Wentz hasn't played since mid-October when he broke his right wrist. But coach Chris Klieman said Wentz will start Saturday for the four-time defending national champion Bison against No. 1 seed Jacksonville State.
Klieman said Friday when announcing the decision that he knew in the middle of last week that Wentz would be ready to go for the championship game.
Wentz is considered a potential first-round NFL draft pick in the spring.
After Wentz was hurt Oct. 17 in a loss to South Dakota, redshirt freshman Easton Stick took over. The Bison won all eight games started by Stick, including their three playoff games so far.