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UND football gained confidence last season having played a PAC 12 opponent

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GRAND FORKS - In just two days, the UND football team will face one of the toughest opponents the program has ever faced.

The Fighting Hawks will take on the 9th ranked team in FBS football in Washington.

The Huskies were picked to win the PAC 12 in the preseason and certainly have a chance to make the College Football Playoff at the end of the season.

North Dakota hung tough with PAC 12 opponent Utah last season and that gives the Fighting Hawks faith heading into Saturday's game.

Kickoff with the Huskies is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Mark Pearson

Mark is the Sports Anchor at WDAZ. He comes to Grand Forks from his hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. Mark graduated from Butler University in 2016 and started working at WDAZ in July of that year. Mark is the Monday-Friday Anchor for the 6 and 10 O'clock shows. During his time as the Sports Anchor at WDAZ, he has covered events like March Madness, Super Bowl 52, and interviewed many athletes--from kindergarteners to professionals. Mark loves playing and watching sports as much as he enjoys covering them--when he was in high school, he was the captain of his varsity basketball team, and he played on Butler's club basketball team. Mark's favorite part of being a sports anchor is capturing and sharing the moments in sports that connect the community. Aside from broadcasting and reporting, Mark loves when he has the opportunity to be the play-by-play announcer for athletic events. In his spare time, you can find Mark shooting hoops, eating ice cream, or hanging out with his wife, Kelly, and their cat, Stella. Fun fact: Mark loves math so much, he added a math minor, just so he could take more college calculus courses. 

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