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                                      IOWA CITY, Iowa -- No. Brad Hunt Stanley Cup 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 Tomas Nosek Stanley Cup Jersey . Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC failed to make the postseason while Montreal Impact fell at the first hurdle losing heavily to Houston Dynamo in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round. Clayton Stoner Stanley Cup Jersey . 10 Texas Rangers jersey for one last time. Young formally announced his retirement Friday after returning to Rangers Ballpark, his baseball home for all but the last of his 13 major league seasons. http:///...-stanley-cup-jersey/ . Fernandez, coached in Toronto by former two-time Olympic silver medallist Brian Orser, scored 267.11 points and is the first champion to successfully defend since Russias Evgeny Plushenko in 2005 and 2006.As Barnsley and Millwall prepare to do battle for a place in the Championship, we bring you the ultimate guide to the Sky Bet League One play-off final, which is live on Sky Sports. Neil Harriss Lions are looking for an instant return to the second tier after their relegation at the end of the 2014/15 season, while the Tykes - back under the arch after winning the Johnstones Paint Trophy - have spent two terms in League One. So how did they make it to Wembley, what are their previous experiences in the play-offs and who does Sky Sports Football League expert Ian Holloway think will have the edge on Sunday? Read on to find out... How did they make it here?Its been a stunning turnaround for Barnsley. They were bottom of the table in December but a resurgent run - which continued after Lee Johnson left in February for Bristol City - saw them sneak into the final play-off place on a dramatic final day, edging out Scunthorpe on goal difference.  Barnsley celebrate a thumping aggregate win over Walsall The Tykes played Walsall in their semi-final tie and despite the Saddlers only missing out on automatic promotion by a point, Barnsley were firmly in control throughout. Highlights of the Sky Bet League 1 semi-final first leg between Barnsley and Walsall They won the first leg at Oakwell 3-0 thanks to a Sam Winnall double and Jason Demetrious own goal, before cruising at the Bankss Stadium, a 6-1 aggregate score sending them to Wembley for the second time this season. A home draw was enough to see Millwall through after their victory at Valley Parade Millwall were in the promotion mix for most of the season - finishing fourth on 81 points - and faced Bradford in their semi-final. The Lions outclassed their opponents during a 3-1 win at Valley Parade - including a stunning free-kick from Joe Martin - with a draw at The Den enough to see them into the finale. Highlights of the League One playoff semi-final second leg between Millwall and Bradford City Play-off previousMillwall can certainly be dubbed play-off veterans - but memories havent always been happy. After failed attempts in 1991,1994, 2000, 2004 and 2009, they finally made the breakthrough in the 2009/10 season.The Lions beat Swindon 1-0 in the League One play-off final to return to the Championship after a four year absence, with current boss Harris playing the full 90 minutes. Neil Harris played in the 2010 League One play-off final for Millwall Barnsleys modern-era play-off appearances have yielded one win and one defeat.They lost to Ipswich Town in the 1999/00 Division One final - the last to played at the old Wembley - but triumphed in 2005/06 when they beat Swansea 4-3 on penalties (2-2 AET) at the Millennium Stadium - one of which was taken by current caretaker manager Paul Heckingbottom - as they sealed a return to the Championship.The Tykes have also already tasted Wembley success this term, winning the Johnstones Paint Trophy after beating Oxford 3-2 in April.Head-to-headIts Barnsley who hold the advantage in terms of meetings between the sides this season, winning both games including a 3-2 thriller at The Den in August before a 2-1 victory on home turf in January, the in-form Winnall netting in both fixtures.The Tykes also edge the overall history, with 22 wins from 54 matches, compared to the Lions 20. The managers The two bosses have both been promoted as players with the teams they currently manage - Heckingbottom through the play-offs and Harris once automatically and once after a play-off.Harris is relishing the chance to repeat his 2010 Wembley success with Millwall. Former Lions player Neil Harris is hoping to lead Millwall to glory as a manager It will be privilege and an honour to represent the club as manager at Wembley, but the biggest privilege is to manage the players, he said. I made a promise to my dressing rooom at the start of the season that if tactically, technically and attitude-wise they followed my lead, Id make them a good Millwall team. William Carrier Stanley Cup Jersey. Im pleased Ive delivered that promise. Barnsley caretaker head coach Paul Heckingbottom credited his players for their outstanding playoff semi-final win over Walsall Heckingbottom believes the Tykes have an advantage after their Wembley visit previously this season.I do think having been there once already will help, especially as it was in the not too distant past. We know what the venue is like and what to expect. We will be more than ready for it. Definitely, Heckingbottom told the Yorkshire Post.The lads were a bit more subdued this time [about reaching Wembley], maybe because we have been there once already this season. But that is good because it shows we still have a job to do. Our focus has to shift to the next game and our preparations began straight away. (L-R) Ashley Fletcher and Sam Winnall of Barnsley celebrate with the trophy during the Johnstones Paint Trophy final Team newsBarnsley are set to have a full squad to chose from at Wembley, with Heckingbottom confirming that the likes of Marley Watkins, Aidy White, James Bree and George Smith are all back in training.Millwall defender Byron Webster (hamstring) faces a race against time to be fit for Sunday after limping off against Bradford in the semi-final second leg last Friday. Harris putting faith in youth Millwall CEO Andy Ambler discusses Neil Harris first full season in management. Harris said: Byron came off with a strained hamstring, so its not ideal preparation because he has been colossal for us in recent weeks and months.Its going to be tough for him for Sunday and well give him every opportunity to make it. But if not, then in Tony Craig, our club captain, and Sid Nelson, who has played really well this year, Ive got players who can step into the position admirably.Ian Holloways key menMillwall - Lee Gregory Lee Gregory is Ollies key man for Millwall To go from non-league to being a potential match-winner at Wembley is what its all about. This lad is a natural born goalscorer and I think his finishing ability could be the difference between the teams.Barnsley - Sam Winnall Barnsleys Sam Winnall scored twice during the first leg at Oakwell. Ive been a big admirer of his work for a while now. Hes a natural goalscorer who will find the net wherever he goes - I fancy Millwall to win but only if they keep Winnall quiet.Match statsBarnsley have reached two previous play-off finals, losing in 2000 against Ipswich in the second tier but beating Swansea on penalties in League One in 2006 after a 2-2 draw.The Lions have reached two previous play-off finals, both in League One - they lost 3-2 to Scunthorpe in 2009 before defeating Swindon 1-0 a year later.Millwall have lost in three of their four visits to Wembley, most recently playing there in April 2013 in the FA Cup semi-final against Wigan, where they lost 2-0.Gregory has scored in each of his last three games (three goals), with the last two goals assisted by strike partner Morison.Barnsley have won five of their last six contests against Millwall (L1), including the last three in a row.Winnall has scored four goals in his last three appearances for Barnsley. How to win the play-off final Tactics, mind games, magic - Ian Holloways guide to Wembley glory BettingBarnsley are Sky Bets 13/8 favourites for the victory on Sunday, with Millwall 9/5 to win within 90 minutes while a draw and extra time is priced at 21/10. Either side to produce a winner in additional time is a 6/1 chance while a penalty shoot-out is 15/4 with the Football League sponsor.Winnall heads the first goalscorer betting at 4/1 while Gregory is considered the Lions main threat at 9/2 to net first.Ollies verdictPicking a winner here is tough. Barnsley are the most successful team this calendar year in the country while Millwall are building something special with a team that all are pulling in the same direction.Millwall have got one of their own in charge and a few of their own on the pitch. That makes a huge difference when youre looking for that extra bit of edge in a final. OLLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 to Millwall (Sky Bet odds 7/1)Watch the League One play-off final on Sky Sports 1 HD from 2pm on Sunday, May 29 - or follow with our live blog on skysports.com and the Sky Sports apps. Also See: How to win the play-off final Ollies Wembley predictions FL72 Podcast - Play-off special Websters race against time Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '