FCS PLAYOFFS

Short Turnaround to the Fall Beneficial for NDSU Football

Bison season ended with Quarterfinal round playoff loss to Sam Houston

FARGO, N.D. — It’s been just over 24 hours since North Dakota State’s football program experienced something that has not been felt many times before: a loss in the playoffs. For this group of players, its a new one with the last coming back in 2016. Unlike the last time and the time before, which was also a defeat at…

UND Falls To JMU In FCS Quarterfinals

The Fighting Hawks allowed a season-high 468 yards of offense in Sunday's loss

HARRISONBURG, VA – Top-ranked James Madison jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter and never relinquished it, defeating No. 7 North Dakota, 34-21, in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs of Sunday evening from Bridgeforth Stadium in Harrisonburg, Va. UND (6-2) trimmed the lead down to three late in the second quarter, but it was as close…

NDSU Falls To Sam Houston In Quarterfinals

The Bison lost the lead with just under four minutes remaining in the game

HUNTSVILLE, TX – Eric Schmid’s 6-yard touchdown run with 3:39 remaining in the game lifted No. 2 seed Sam Houston to a 24-20 victory over North Dakota State in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on Sunday, May 2, before a crowd of 4,984 at Bowers Stadium. North Dakota State finished its season 7-3 overall with its…

Entz Confident In Cam Miller Heading Into The Fall

The true freshman three a pair of interceptions in the Bison's FCS Quarterfinal defeat at Sam Houston

HUNTSVILLE, TX (KVRR) – It’s not often the Bison are away from the Fargodome for a playoff game. The last time they didn’t host a game leading up to Frisco was back in 2016. Just as was the case then, they fell this time. The Bison turned the ball over three times against Sam Houston, two of which were interceptions…

JMU Heads Into Quarterfinal Against UND With Top Offense In CAA

The Dukes and Fighting Hawks will square off for the first time in history on Sunday evening

HARRISONBURG, VA (KVRR) – North Dakota visits top seed James Madison for the first time ever. The Dukes head into Sunday with just under 250 rushing yards a game, the most in the Colonial Athletic Association. A big a reason: Senior Jawon Hamilton. Just last week, the running back ran for 171 yards and a touchdown against VMI which included…

NDSU/SHSU Could Be Defined By A Battle At The Line

The Bison's strong running game will meet a Bearkats squad that is first in defending against the ground attack

HUNTSVILLE, TX (KVRR) – You could expect Sunday’s early FCS quarterfinal matchup to be a battle in the trenches. NDUS has run for 100 yards or more all but once this season. But Sam Houston state has a defense that might not make it so easy. They’ve held fifteen of their last nineteen opponents to under 100 rushing yards and…

NDSU Football Going Up Against Improved Sam Houston Defense

BearKats have held teams under 100 yards rushing in 15 of the last 19 games

FARGO, N.D. — On the field, NDSU is tasked with stopping Sam Houston, a team with a perfect 7-0 record. Their offense is known for putting up scores. In three of their wins the BearKats combined for 175 points and on defense they’re holding opponents to under 100 yards rushing in 15 of the last 19 games. The defensive line…

Texas Heat A Concern For NDSU Football’s Quarterfinal Game on Sunday

Expected to be 85 degrees at kick-off when facing Sam Houston State

FARGO, N.D. — When it comes to playing in Texas North Dakota State football certainly knows how to pull out wins coming home with 8 of the last 9 FCS championships, however playing there in the spring is a whole different ballgame the FargoDome can’t protect them from. When the Bison travel to play Sam Houston State on Sunday, the…

UND Football Looking to Prove Themselves on the Road

Fighting Hawks have won just two games away from the Alerus Center the last two seasonS

GRAND FORKS, N.D — Getting to the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs is the furthest North Dakota football has ever gone and while that’s something the team is proud of a tougher challenge lies ahead: winning away from the Alerus Center. Over the last three seasons, the Fighting Hawks are 13-2 at home including the last 10 in a row….

NDSU Football on the National Stage in More Ways Than One This Weekend

NFL Draft and FCS Playoffs are this weekend

FARGO, N.D. — When it comes to the FCS Playoffs North Dakota State football certainly knows the spotlight winning eight of the last nine championships on national television, however this week that attention raises even more and its not even about raising a trophy. The Bison are expected to have three former players hear their names get called over the…