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Illinois State linebacker Pat Meehan sets sights on FCS national title

Illinois State linebacker Pat Meehan sets sights on FCS national title

In the seven-plus months since Illinois State played for the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision national title, middle linebacker Pat Meehan and his Redbird teammates have not forgotten they were just 37 seconds away from defeating North Dakota State. They're also aware that it was Carson Wentz who broke their hearts by scoring on a 5-yard run that gave the Bison a 29-27 victory. "Our coach (Brock Spack) tells us about that every day," Meehan said. "We were (37) seconds short. That's motivated us through all the conditioning and watching extra film and lifting extra weights. "They've all been motivating factors for us." Taking its preseason...

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