|2019 NCAA Division I Football Championship|
|FCS National Championship Game|
|Date||January 5, 2019|
|MVP||Darrius Shepherd (WR, North Dakota State)|
|Favorite||North Dakota State by 13.5|
|Referee||Todd Boyd (CAA)|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Taylor Zarzour (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (color), Kris Budden (sideline)|
The 2019 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game was a postseason college football game that determined a national champion in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision for the 2018 season. It was played at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, on January 5, 2019, with kickoff at 12:00 noon EST, and was the culminating game of the 2018 FCS Playoffs.
The participants of the 2019 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game were the finalists of the 2018 FCS Playoffs, which began with a 24-team bracket. North Dakota State and Eastern Washington qualified for the Championship by winning their semifinal games. North Dakota State was the designated home team for the game.
North Dakota State Bison
The Bison, led by fifth-year head coach Chris Klieman, finished the regular season 11–0 and received the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye in the FCS Playoffs. They defeated Montana State, No. 8 seed Colgate, and No. 5 seed South Dakota State to reach the Championship Game. This was North Dakota State's seventh Championship Game appearance; they entered the game with a 6–0 record in previous finals, with their last coming in the 2017 playoffs.
Eastern Washington Eagles
The Eagles, led by second-year head coach Aaron Best, finished the regular season 9–2 and received the No. 3 seed and a first-round bye in the FCS Playoffs. They defeated Nicholls, No. 6 seed UC Davis, and No. 7 seed Maine to reach the Championship Game. This was Eastern Washington's second Championship Game appearance; their only previous appearance was in the 2010 playoffs, which they won.
|No. 3 Eagles||0||10||7||7||24|
|No. 1 Bison||10||7||14||7||38|
|Time of possession||19:55||40:05|
|Eastern Washington||Passing||Eric Barriere||13/25, 198 yds, 2 INT|
|Rushing||Sam McPherson||18 car, 158 yds, 1 TD|
|Receiving||Nsimba Webster||4 rec, 92 yds|
|North Dakota State||Passing||Easton Stick||13/19, 198 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT|
|Rushing||Easton Stick||18 car, 121 yds, 3 TD|
|Receiving||Darrius Shepherd||5 rec, 125 yds, 2 TD|
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