(STATS) - It was as if the Missouri Valley Conference opened its 2015 schedule with two Daytona 500s in one day.
Like NASCAR, there are playoffs ahead for the big boys of the FCS. With a weekly Valley schedule that's treacherous along the way.
Fourth-ranked Illinois State opened the league season Saturday afternoon by defeating No. 7 Northern Iowa 21-13 for its 15th straight win at Hancock Stadium before 13,391.