defense

Fourth-Down Defense Providing Turnovers for NDSU Football

NDSU has stuffed opponents 85 percent of the time on fourth down, which is the best mark in the FCS.

FARGO, N.D. — It wasn’t the team’s most comfortable win of the year, but North Dakota State is 9-0 after taking down Youngstown State on Saturday. One of the reasons this game was a little closer than expected was because the Penguins held onto the ball well. Entering Saturday, Youngstown was among the worst in the FCS in turnover margin,…

KVRR Round Table: Turnovers Will Be Key in Defensive Battle Between NDSU, Illinois State

The Bison and Redbirds are both in the top-10 in points allowed and turnover margin

FARGO, N.D. — Top-ranked North Dakota State football is matched up with No. 8 Illinois State on Saturday. The Bison and Redbirds are both in the top-10 in points allowed and turnover margin, so this game is poised to be a defensive struggle. Kickoff in the Fargodome is at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday Categories: College, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines…

Defense at Forefront of NDSU vs. Illinois State Showdown

The Bison and Redbirds are both in the top 10 nationally in points allowed per game

FARGO, N.D. — For the second time this season, the Fargodome is playing host to a top-10 FCS showdown. The eighth-ranked Illinois State Redbirds will be in town. The Bison have won 13 in a row at the Dome, dating back to last season. This year’s Illinois State team poses as big a challenge as ever though. The Birds have…

NDSU Defense Drawing Familiar Connection with Unfamiliar Opponent

The Bison are comparing Delaware's offense to their own offense

FARGO, N.D. — Playing back-to-back weeks for the first time this season could throw a hitch into the plans for North Dakota State football. The Bison are preparing for a 2-a1 Delaware squad. The Fightin’ Blue Hens have averaged 32 points in their last two games and are very capable of busting out explosive plays. Delaware’s 16.7 yards per completion…

UND DB Harris Itching to Play His First Game Back From Injury

Deion Harris missed all of 2017 with an Achilles injury

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Deion Harris’s love of football was rekindled during his time on the sidelines. Harris missed the entire 2017 season with an injury to his Achilles tendon. In 2016, this year’s preseason second-team All-American picked off five passes and returned three for touchdowns. Now he wants to get back to making big plays for the University of…

Women Learn to Defend Themselves Physically and Mentally

She says when women learn these new skills; it gives them the confidence to stand up for themselves

FARGO, N.D. — MPX Fitness is teaching women how to defend themselves in case they feel threatened or in danger. Mariah Prussia, the owner, says it’s important to realize these classes aren’t about fighting; they are about knowing physical moves or ways to get out of an uncomfortable position. She says when women learn these new skills; it gives them…

Sen. Hoeven learns about NDSU’s defense projects

Research projects are being in coordination with the Department of Defense

FARGO, N.D. — Senator John Hoeven met with researchers at NDSU to discuss the works being done at the university. The projects are being done in coordination with the Department of Defense. Hoeven is a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee. Hoeven toured laboratories with research on bio–reactive materials, water filtration bio–fouling, and coatings for military infrastructure. NDSU has received nearly…

A Look Back: What the Bison were saying about their Defense in August

The success NDSU has found on the defensive side of the ball comes as no surprise

FRISCO, Texas — Defense has always been a staple of a good North Dakota State football team. The Bison have given up 11.5 points per game this season, the second-lowest mark in the country. Watch the video to hear what players were saying about the defense one month before it took the field in a game setting. Categories: College, Top…

Jabril Cox Playing Beyond his Years as Championship Game Approaches

The redshirt freshman leads the Bison in tackles

We all know the last time NDSU and James Madison met up, it didn’t go well for the Herd. Two key defensive pieces were absent down the stretch in 2016, Nick DeLuca and Nate Tanguay. Their presence this season makes a big difference. But there is another Code Green standout who didn’t play a factor in last year’s playoffs, redshirt…

NDSU MBB Coach Richman Pleased with Team’s Defensive Improvement

The Bison held Missouri State to 1-for-17 3-pt shooting

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State men’s basketball only came away with one win on its season-opening three-game roadstand. But, the team has shown improvement in each game. Bison head coach Dave Richman is putting a lot of emphasis on defense this season, and his team shut down Missouri State from 3-pt range. The Bears 1-for-17 from beyond the perimeter…