North Dakota, Youngstown State football game canceled

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Valley Football Conference says it has canceled the North Dakota at Youngstown State game scheduled Saturday. The league said in a release that the Penguins played a league-high seven games in eight weeks this spring and determined they could not play the game. The school said its players need to focus on academics. North Dakota will share the league title with Missouri State and the winner of Saturday’s game between South Dakota State and North Dakota State. The 16-team FCS playoff bracket is set to be announced Sunday morning. The winner of the SDSU-NDSU game earns the league’s automatic berth into the postseason. The FCS title is scheduled May 16 in Frisco, Texas.