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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 Football Set Out To Stop Active FCS Rush Leader

James Robinson is active leader in rushing for FCS

FARGO, N..D — North Dakota State football is gearing up for its FCS Playoff quarterfinal match-up with Missouri Valley Conference foe Illinois State on Saturday. NDSU opened up the conference slate by beating the Redbirds in October. Since then, both sides are much different including Redbirds running back James Robinson.  The Bison defense held the active FCS leading rusher to…

NDSU Football Expecting Challenge for Illinois State in FCS Quarterfinal

Bison beat the Redbirds 37-3 in regular season

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State football is on to its tenth consecutive quarterfinal appearance in the FCS Playoffs.. The round of eight provides a familiar foe for NDSU, Missouri Valley Conference rival Illinois State. The Bison went on the road and took down the Redbirds with a commanding 37-3 win to open up conference play back in October. Head…

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 Looking For “Another First” As Conference Play Starts With Illinois State Saturday

NDSU Beat Illinois State 28-14 last season

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State football has achieved many firsts this season. Win the first game of the season over Butler. Win the first non–conference road game against Delaware and win the first game against a top-five opponent against UC-Davis. The Bison have another first to break this weekend, win their first conference game on the road against Illinois…

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…

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…

KVRR Roundtable: Bison Football Ends Regular Season at Illinois State

NDSU travels to Illinois State on Saturday.

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU football has a chance to win the Missouri Valley Football Conference outright on Saturday when they travel to Illinois State. The KVRR sports team analyzes what the herd needs to do in order to defeat the Redbirds and win the conference outright in this KVRR round table. Categories: College, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines Tags:…

NDSU Football Preparing for Both Illinois State QBs

NDSU looks to win the MVFC outright at Illinois State.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State football is preparing for another conference match up against a ranked opponent. The Bison head out to face No. 21 Illinois State on the road this weekend. The Redbirds rolled out a different quarterback last week in an overtime loss against South Dakota State, Malachi Broadnax. Illinois state also has Jake Kolbe at QB,…