Derrek Tuszka

Former NDSU Football Player’s Tuskza & Ellefson in Florida for East-West Shrine Game Saturday

Game kicks off 3 p.m. Saturday on NFL Network

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., — While the celebration of an eighth national championship continued on Saturday, North Dakota State football had to enjoy it sitting on the tarmac of Dallas’s Love Field airport as their plane had a mechanical issue. When at that was going on, defensive end Derrek Tuszka and tight end Ben Ellefson were on a different plane to…

NDSU Football Reacts to Eighth FCS Championship

Bison react to winning FCS Championship

FRISCO, TX — Receiver Phoenix Sproles: “It hit a little harder being best friends with trey and seeing all the success he’s having on and off the field. I love him and I can’t even describe right now, I don’t know its good its good. I can’t talk right now.” Quarterback Trey Lance: Its the expectation you know when you…

NDSU Football Defense Gearing Up for Top Nicholls State Offense

Colonels Offense ranks in top 30 of FCS

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State football is four days away from its match-up with Nicholls State in the second round of the FCS Playoffs. The defense’s focus is on containing a Colonels offense that has a dual threat quarterback and top running game. Quarterback Chase Fourcade has thrown for 2,800 yards and 16 touchdowns adding over 800 on the…

NDSU Football’s Tuszka Accepts Invite to Shrine Bowl

Senior defensive end to play in Shrine Bowl Jan. 18

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State Defensive end Derrek Tuszka has accepted an invite to the East–West shrine bowl. It provides an opportunity for NFL scouts to get another look at potential talent for the next level before the draft takes place in April. In 2019, Tuszka has racked up 18 tackles, 9.5 sacks and a forced fumble. Head coach…

NDSU Football: Defense Focusing on Stopping the Run

Robinson has eight touchdowns this season

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State football coming in fresh off its bye week to travel for the first game of Missouri Valley play. The Bison hit the road to face 10th ranked Illinois state who are 3 and 1 after the non conference.. The Redbirds present a tough test offensively with a FCS second team all–american at running back…

NDSU Football: Defense Preparing for UC Davis Air Raid Defense

The Bison Face the Aggies in a Top-Five FCS Match-up

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State football returns home for another ranked match-up at the Fargo Dome. This time its a top five match–up against UC Davis. Number one versus number four. After two weeks of facing run heavy offenses, the NDSU defense is shifting their mindset to the passing game preparing for the air raid offense the Aggies present….

NDSU Football Names 2019 Captains

Bison name six new captains

FARGO, N.D. — The starting quarterback wasn’t the only big news of the day for NDSU football. The team also named its captains at the start of practice Monday. Six seniors will step forward and have the captain’s titles to their name. Safety James Hendricks, cornerback Marquise Bridges, running back Ty Brooks, tight end Ben Ellefson, defensive lineman Derrek Tuszka…

Bison Searching for Production at Defensive End after Three Players Graduate

The once-deep position group of defensive end saw three players graduate after 2018.

FARGO, N.D. — Perhaps a debate that will carry on for several years is whether NDSU had a better football team in 2013 or 2018. Ask any coach from last year, and they will praise the great depth at defensive end. The D-ends kept the quarterbacks off balance, they contained the opposing run game and consistently dealt out plays for…

Derrek Tuszka Shines in NDSU’s Win over Youngstown State

Had two tackles for loss at a crucial time in the fourth quarter

FARGO, N.D.– Coming into the Youngstown State game, North Dakota State knew the Penguins would be tough. Youngstown hung with the Herd up until the end. After the second NDSU score, the defense took the game into their own hands with multiple tackles for loss. Greg Menard got his share of tackles per usual but Saturday it was the junior defensive…