FCS Football

NDSU Football Ready For Familiar Championship Game Week

Bison Leave Wednesday for Frisco

Its a phrase that has not been said for the last three weeks that can now be said, its game week. North Dakota State football leaves Wednesday afternoon for their Eighth FCS Championship appearance in the last nine seasons. Frisco, Texas and Toyota Stadium has become a place Bison fans and players are accustomed to being around this time in…

NDSU Football Looking for Fast State Against Illinois State

Don't want repeat of last week

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State Quarterback Trey Lance will look to get the Bison offense off to a better start in the FCS Playoff Quarterfinal against Illinois State.. In their second round match-up with Nicholls State, NDSU trailed at home for the first time all season.  On top of that, the offense was held to the second lowest point…

NDSU QB Lance Wins FCS STATS Jerry Rice Award

Award for Best Offensive Player in FCS

FARGO, N.D. – (NDSU Athletics) North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance was named the winner of the STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award on Wednesday, Dec. 11, as the national freshman of the year in the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision. He is the first player from the Missouri Valley Football Conference to win the award. Lance, a 6-foot-3, 221-pound redshirt freshman from Marshall,…

NDSU’s Lance Named as Finalist for Walter Payton Award

Award for Best Offensive Player in FCS

FARGO, N.D. – (NDSU Athletics) North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance is among the top four finalists announced Monday, Dec. 9, for the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award, which is presented annually to the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision. Lance, a 6-foot-3, 221-pound redshirt freshman from Marshall, Minn., will be invited to the Walter Payton Award announcement Friday, Jan….

NDSU Football Highlights Missouri Valley Football All-Conference Teams

Bison have Eight Members on First Team, Three on Second, Eight on Honorable Mention

ST. LOUIS – (NDSU Athletics) North Dakota State led all schools with 11 players named to the All-Missouri Valley Football Conference team Monday, Dec. 2, by a vote of the league’s media, head coaches and sports information directors. NDSU had eight first-team selections including Offensive Player of the Year Trey Lance at quarterback, Defensive Player of the Year Derrek Tuszka on the defensive line,…

UND Football Defeats Southern Utah to Finish Season Undefeated at Home

The Fighting Hawks downed the Thunderbirds 36-18

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – North Dakota outscored Southern Utah, 19-0, in the second half to roll to a 36-18 victory on Saturday afternoon from the Alerus Center.   With the win, UND reaches the elusive seven-win mark and will find out whether it has been selected for the FCS playoffs tomorrow morning at 11:30 a.m. on ESPNU. The Fighting Hawks,…

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…

UND Football Taking Playoff Mentality into Regular Season Finale

The Fighting Hawks play Southern Utah on Saturday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota football will play it’s final game of the regular season this week against Southern Utah. The Thunderbirds are just 3-8 this season, but if there is anything the Fighting Hawk’s latest game taught them, it’s that no matter the record, no opponent should be counted out. This past Saturday, und narrowly escaped defeat against…

UND Football Holds on to Beat Northern Colorado

The Fighting Hawks defeated the Bears 45-38

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – In a game defined by offense, it was the North Dakota defense that put the finishing touches on the sixth victory of the season, as Jaxson Turner intercepted a Jacob Knipp pass with less than a minute to play to give the Fighting Hawks a 45-38 win over Northern Colorado on Saturday afternoon at the Alerus…

Western Illnois Game Provides Different Approach For NDSU Football Upperclassmen

Game provides opportunity for underclassmen to play

FARGO, N.D. — A struggling one win Western Illinois football team comes to the Fargo Dome Saturday to take on North Dakota State in Missouri Valley play. As an undefeated squad, NDSU sees Saturday’s contest a bit differently than previous weeks. The game provides the chance for some of the underclassmen an opportunity to get playing time and get use…