NDSU Bison are Banged Up; Still Enter at #1 in FCS

NDSU Football is once again the number one seed in the FCS Playoffs.

The Bison enter a familiar routine of waiting a week to play their first postseason game.

It couldn’t have come at a better time.

It is no secret the Fargodome sideline has doubled as a makeshift hospital this year.

The Bison have seen key players go down with big injuries.

Yet, here they are, entering the FCS playoffs as the top seed.

Bison Coach Chris Klieman said without question, this is the most banged up his team has been entering the playoffs in the last couple of years.

There will be no Nate Tanguay or Nick DeLuca.

Pierre Gee-Tucker’s status is up in the air after an MCL injury against South Dakota.

But Coach Klieman says now is a great time for his team to heal as best it can.

“They need a break physically, and they need a break mentally from football,” said Coach. “You go on an eight-game grind like that in the valley…everybody knows that takes a lot out of you. We don’t see ’em at all today. Today is an off-day for them, then we’ll get back together tomorrow for a short practice.

It’s not a surprise the Bison enter the playoffs as the top seed, particularly after the success in their non-conference schedule.

To hear Coach Klieman will tell us why that non-conference schedule is even more important this year, click here.

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