Montana State

Former Bison Assistant, Player Named Head Coach at Montana State

Brent Vigen named head coach of Bobcats

BOZEMAN, Mon. — Montana State has picked former North Dakota State assistant coach and player, Brent Vigen, as their new head football coach. Since 2017, Vigen was Wyoming’s offensive coordinator, associate head coach and quarterbacks coach. Before joining Craig Bohl’s staff in 2014, the Buxton native, was on his staff as O.C. with the Bison as part of three national…

NDSU Football Ready For Montana State Rush Defense

Held Austin Peay to Four Rushing Yards

FARGO, N.D. — Its just two days away. North Dakota State and Montana State squaring off in the FCS Playoff Semifinals for a spot in the FCS Championship.. After being held to just nine points and no touchdowns in the Quarterfinals, NDSU will look to find more success offensively.. Especially in the run game. The Bobcats defense showed out in…

NDSU Football: Defense/Special Teams Picking Up Offense in Struggles As Team Works Toward Championship Appearance

Offense held to no touchdowns in Quarterfinals

FARGO, N.D. — As North Dakota State football looks ahead to its match-up with Montana State on Saturday in the FCS Playoff semifinals, the offense wants to improve on finishing out drives in the red zone. The Bison were held without a touchdown for the first time since 2002 and under 10 points for the first time since 2014. The…

NDSU Football Looking to Create Balance With Different Feel to Game Week

Bison balancing game prep, finals and graduation

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State football is getting ready for its semifinal match-up with Montana State on Saturday. As the Bison and Bobcats meet for the second year in a row in the playoffs, this week leading up has a bit of a different feel. By making it into the final four of the field, the balance of student…

UND Football Knows Importance of Wins for Rest of Season

Won first road contest last week

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota football got the monkey off its back getting the first road win of the season. This week’s task is another ranked opponent, the fifth faced this season, in Montana State coming to the Alerus Center. It’s a place where the Fighting Hawks have not lost this season. UND knows every game from here on…

UND Football Readies for a Dynamic Montana State Opponent

The Fighting Hawks and the Bobcats square off Saturday at noon

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — For the fifth time in eight games, UND football will be tasked with taking down a top-25 opponent. This Saturday’s matchup comes against No. 9 Montana state. The Bobcats are 5-2 this year with their only loses coming against Texas Tech and then No. 16 Sacramento State. The Montana State offense tends to get a bit…

NDSU Prepping for Montana State’s Multifaceted Quarterback

Troy Anderson is the 4th quarterback in the Big Sky to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark

FARGO, N.D. —  At the start of the 2018 campaign, there was no question Easton Stick would line up center for the Bison. Montana State, NDSU’s next opponent, didn’t have that same luxury. The Bobcats star gunslinger Chris Murray would miss the entire season for academic reasons. So they turned to Troy Andersen, a now sophomore, who came to Montana…

NDSU Seniors Know What’s at Stake in Saturday’s Playoff Game

The Bison face elimination in the second round against Montana State

FARGO, N.D. — It’s days cold, snowy days like Wednesday that North Dakota State is glad to be practicing inside as they gear up for their FCS playoff showdown against Montana State. The Bobcats do not have the luxury of practicing inside this week. They don’t have the facilities for it. That is one of many advantages the Herd have in…

Bison FB Spreading Message of Ball Security against Montana State

Both NDSU and Montana State are in the top 10 nationally in turnover margin

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State and Montana State football square off in four days. That means in four days, one of those teams will see its season end. Both teams are in the top-10 nationally in turnover margin, so taking care of the football is a big point of emphasis this week. One thing the bobcats have not been especially…

NDSU FB Dealing with Small Margin of Error with Playoffs Arrival

NDSU hosts Montana State on Saturday

FARGO, N.D. — The Bison football team is feeling refreshed after an easier week of practice. They focused on healing and taking a mental break during their first-round bye in the playoffs. After Saturday, they now know they’re up against Montana State in the second round. The bobcats took down Incarnate Word. Obviously, NDSU is a comfortable favorite, at home, as…