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(STATS) -- Theres still plenty on the line in the Missouri Valley Football Conference heading into the final weekend. Puma Creepers Norge .While No. 4 North Dakota State is looking to extend its conference title streak, eighth-ranked South Dakota State and No. 15 Youngstown State have an opportunity to end their championship droughts Saturday. Northern Iowa, meanwhile, is in a must-win situation to reach the postseason and No. 23 Western Illinois hopes to add to its playoff resume.To have three teams essentially with one or two losses, I think is pretty impressive, NDSU coach Chris Klieman said of the title chase. It shows you the parity in the league and that every game -- even this week -- has a great impact on (the) postseason.Kliemans Bison (9-1, 6-1) are tied with South Dakota State (7-3, 6-1) atop the MVFC and can clinch at least a share of their sixth straight league crown with a win at South Dakota (4-6, 3-4). They captured outright titles in 2012 and 13 and also shared the 2011 crown with Northern Iowa and the 14 and 15 hardware with Illinois State.NDSU, which was rated No. 1 by the NCAA Division I FCS selection committee in the rankings that precede Sundays announcement of the 24-team playoff pairings, will try to avenge a loss to the Coyotes last season. South Dakota snapped the Bisons 26-game home winning streak with a 24-21 victory at the Fargodome on Oct. 17.NDSU should be feeling confident after Darrius Shepherds 84-yard punt return touchdown and Easton Sticks two first-quarter TD runs keyed its fourth straight win, 41-17 over Indiana State last weekend. It should help that King Frazier, who led the team in rushing before getting hurt, and Tre Dempsey, the clubs leader in interceptions, are expected to return from injuries.Were excited that the difficult schedule we have had and the adversity weve faced with injuries and stuff that weve put ourselves in a position at least to play for another conference championship, Klieman said.SDSU holds tiebreakers over NDSU and Youngstown State (7-3, 5-2), meaning the Jackrabbits would receive the MVFCs automatic bid to the FCS playoffs should they end up even with NDSU or in a three-way tie with NDSU and YSU.Theyll try to take care of business on the road against desperate Northern Iowa (5-5, 4-3), which needs a victory to have a chance at the postseason. The Panthers, winners in their last two, have allowed just 15 points per game over their last four.Senior defensive end Karter Schult leads UNI with 67 tackles and 16 sacks. He was named MVFC defensive player of the week after finishing with three sacks in Saturdays 30-23 win over then-No. 19 Western Illinois (6-4, 3-4).Led by sophomore quarterback Taryn Christion, the Jackrabbits rank second in the league with 317 passing yards per game. They showcased a different side of their offense with a season-best 415 rushing yards in Saturdays 28-21 win over South Dakota.Now SDSU is hoping to utilize a balanced approach as it seeks at least a share of its first title since joining the MVFC in 2008.Their fans will show up and try to affect this game, Jackrabbits coach John Stiegelmeier said. This is a playoff game for them with a chance to maybe get into the playoffs and a chance for us to win a conference championship.Third-place Youngstown State needs a win at Missouri State (4-6, 2-5) and losses by NDSU and SDSU to claim a share of its first conference championship since 2006. The Penguins bounced back from a 24-3 loss at NDSU on Nov. 5 with a 21-14 win over Southern Illinois last weekend, while the Bears have dropped five of six following Saturdays 37-0 loss at Illinois State.YSU has won the past two meetings, including 47-7 at home last November.Its the next one on the schedule, Penguins coach Bo Pelini said. I havent really been a part of the whole playoff selection and how that works. Thats out of your control and you just have to go win the football game and whatever happens, happens. Rihanna Puma Creepers Norge . The giant slalom world champion slipped during her first run in the morning, landing on her back and then twisting forward before getting her leg caught in the protective material on the side of the slope. Puma Fenty Norge . PAUL, Minn. . A big centre with all the tools to be an elite player, Johansen paced the Blue Jackets with a standout game Saturday night. He had a goal and two assists for a career-high three points as Columbus beat the New York Islanders 5-2 to snap a five-game losing streak. The 100th match in the history of Childrens Mercy Park could prove historic for Sporting Kansas City.Sporting (11-12-5, 38 points) hosts the rival Houston Dynamo (5-11-10, 25 points) Friday night heading into the stretch run of the regular season.Sporting KC has earned six consecutive regular-season home wins, one shy of tying the team record set in 1998 and 2000. Sporting also has posted three straight shutouts at home, holding visitors without a goal for 346 minutes dating back to July 10.Despite its excellent work at home, SKC remains a game below .500 due to a road winless streak that stretches back to April. The streak extended to 12 games Aug. 27 when Roger Espinoza and Jimmy Medranda were sent off in the second half of a 2-0 defeat at the Philadelphia Union. Medranda must serve a one-game suspension on Friday. However, Espinoza saw his red card rescinded last week by Major League Soccers Independent Review Panel and will be available. Fenty Puma By Rihanna Norge. Houston has struggled at home and on the road, but the road has been far tougher. The 25 points have the Dynamo in last place in the Western Conference, largely because of a 1-9-3 record away from home, with a minus-9 goal differential.Coming off a 3-1 home loss to FC Dallas, the Dynamo could be without several key contributors on Friday. Standout goalkeeper Tyler Deric (elbow sprain) and defenders Agus Garcia (knee sprain) and Abdoulie Mansally (quad strain) are sidelined indefinitely.Forward Andrew Wenger leads the team with five goals, including one in Houstons 2-0 home win over Sporting KC on May 7. However, Wenger is doubtful with a calf strain, while two regular Dynamo starters, forward Will Bruin (knee) and defender David Horst (hamstring), are listed as questionable. 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