FATHER KNOWS LAST The Super Bowl in Grand Forks
My name is Jim, and Im a football fan! I especially enjoy watching the Minnesota Vikings and the North Dakota State Bison, but all football is good in my opinion. Unfortunately, I live in Grand Fo... Posted on 2/5/12 at 2:47 PM
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS NDSU plays Eastern Washington 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11
North Dakota State (9-4) is scheduled to play No. 5-seed Eastern Washington (10-2) at 2:30 p.m. (Central) Saturday, Dec. 11, in Roos Stadium (11,000/ Red Sprinturf) at Cheney, Wash, in the NCAA Divisi... Posted on 12/5/10 at 1:00 PM
The season at one point was heading south when Furman was 2-4 with injuries mounting. Once October rolled around, the Paladins started heading north. And they haven’t stopped. It’s to the point this week that they are traveling way north — the team from Greenville, S.C., will play at North Dakota State on Saturday in the second round of the FCS playoffs.
The North Dakota State football coaches took a poll of sorts last week on their best guess to which NDSU’s opponent on Saturday would be: Furman College (S.C.) or South Carolina State. The result was unanimous with Furman. The coaches were right.
The second season for the North Dakota State football team started on Sunday with a not-so-surprising announcement from the NCAA. The Bison were tabbed as the No. 1 overall seed in the Division I FCS playoffs.
No quarterback in Division I FCS history has ever won like Brock Jensen. The North Dakota State senior passed for 230 yards and two touchdowns Saturday at Gate City Bank Field. His performance helped spark the No. 1-ranked Bison to a 42-0 victory against the University of South Dakota in Missouri Valley Football Conference play at the Fargodome.
The only football team to beat North Dakota State last year didn’t even come close Saturday. After building a 39-point halftime lead, the unbeaten and top-ranked Bison rolled to a 56-10 victory over Indiana State before 5,009 fans at Memorial Stadium.
North Dakota State and Missouri State started playing each other in 2008 when NDSU joined the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The programs have gone in virtually opposite directions in those five years.
It was two years ago at South Dakota State when a freshman linebacker from North Dakota State made his first career start. Travis Beck was sensational. On Saturday, he will return to Coughlin-Alumni Stadium a changed person, both on and off the field.
The harsh reality is that North Dakota State doesn’t need an in-state football dance partner. So, despite the recent pleas of celebrities, powerbrokers and rank-and-file North Dakotans alike, don’t expect UND to land on Bison football’s dance card any time soon.
There won’t be many references to the movie. Yah sure, you betcha that.
It was also revealed Friday that the celebrity guest picker for this morning’s ESPN’s “College GameDay” pregame show will have “Bison roots.” So that eliminates Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Kristin Rudrüd or any other actor from “Fargo.”
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