Chris Klieman

NDSU Clinches Share of Missouri Valley Football Title in Win over Youngstown State

FARGO, N.D. – (NDSU Athletics) North Dakota State earned an automatic qualifier for the FCS playoffs and clinched at least a share of the Missouri Valley Football Conference championship with a 17-7 win over Youngstown State on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. The Bison (9-0, 6-0 MVFC) became the first team in Valley Football…

NDSU Football Continues Focusing One Week At A Time

The Bison improve to 8-0 on the season

VERMILLION, S.D. — It may be a different dome and a different Dakota, but NDSU still rendered the same winning result after topping South Dakota 54-19 on Saturday. The Bison, now 8-0, recognize staying undefeated in the Missouri Valley Football Conference is no simple feat. They credit that success to their ability to leave last week in the past and…

Easton Stick Goes in the NDSU Record Books

Stick has all-time passing record

VERMILLION, S.D. — Number twelve officially became number one in the NDSU record books. Quarterback Easton Stick broke the Bison all–time touchdown passing record after tossing three into the endzone against South Dakota. Stick tallied 176 yards in the air on 12–of–19 passing. His record–breaking touchdown came with 36 seconds left in the half when he shoveled a 6–yard pass…

NDSU Defense Got Off to a Fast Start Against Illinois State

Bison held the Redbirds scoreless in the second half

Fargo N.D. — Slow starts were a facet of the game NDSU wanted to fix leading up to Saturday’s game against Illinois State. The Herd gave up the lead early in their past two games against Northern Iowa and Western Illinois. Against Western Illinois they were down in the third quarter. Last week, they were down in the second quarter against…

Bison Defense Holds Illinois State Scoreless in First Half En Route to Victory

North Dakota State beats Illinois State 28-14 on Saturday

FARGO, N.D. — (NDSU Athletics) Lance Dunn rushed for three touchdowns and No. 1-ranked North Dakota State remained unbeaten with a 28-14 victory over seventh-ranked Illinois State in the Missouri Valley Football Conference on Saturday, Oct. 20. Darrius Shepherd caught six passes for a career-high 126 yards and added two punt returns totaling 103 yards for North Dakota State, which…

Bison Finding Success with Nation’s Second-Best Turnover Margin

NDSU forced five turnovers on Saturday and did not turn the ball over once.

FARGO, N.D. — Six games into the season, you can’t ask for any better than being 6-0. North Dakota State had no problem knocking off Western Illinois on the road, taking down the leathernecks 34-to-7. The Bison forced five turnovers in the contest, while not turning the ball over once. They are tied for second nationally in turnover margin now, trailing…

NDSU Learns Offensive Lessons After North Alabama Contest

The Bison had just 43 yards on 14 carries in the first two quarters

FARGO, N.D. — North Alabama may be new to the FCS program, but they certainly didn’t play like it against the top ranked Bison. NDSU’s powerful run game was slowed drastically by the Lions’ defense in the first half. The Bison had just 43 yards on 14 carries in the first two quarters. That’s roughly three yards per carry. The…

NDSU to Face FCS Newcomer, North Alabama

North Alabama is making the jump up from Division II this season

FARGO, N.D. —The last time NDSU football played at Gate City Bank Field, the Bison held Cal Poly’s offense to just three points. The Bison slowed the Mustangs’ triple-option attack to just 82 rushing yards on 52 carries, and they’ll need that same effort this weekend against North Alabama. The Lions won their first two match ups of the season…

NDSU Working at Staying Healthy as Game Week Hits

The Bison face Cal Poly in the season opener on Saturday.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State’s football team opens up its season on Saturday. At this time last year, the Herd was putting a semifinal loss in the rear-view mirror while learning to cope with numerous serious injuries. Preseason All-American defensive end Greg Menard is making his return after tearing his ACL last fall camp. Offensive tackle Dillon Radunz and…

NDSU’s Klieman Reacts to NCAA Redshirt Rule

Redshirted football players will be allowed to play four games without losing a year of eligibility.

FARGO, N.D. — The NCAA announced a rule change that will affect redshirt freshmen, and actually increase their roles on teams. Beginning this season, players will be allowed to play up to four games while still retaining their redshirt status. This could have big implications for North Dakota State, which had to pull running back Seth Wilson’s redshirt last season due…