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NDSU Football Hoping to Keep the Pressure of Easton Stick against UNI

The Panthers recorded 10 sacks last week against Youngstown State

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State football has its second consecutive Valley home game on Saturday. The Bison match up with Northern Iowa, which has recently found a rhythm with big wins against Youngstown State and South Dakota State. Against Youngstown, the Panthers managed to sack the quarterback 10 times, forcing NDSU to emphasize pass protection this week in practice….

NDSU FB Prepared for Tough Battle in the Trenches

The Bison and Youngstown State both love to run the football

FARGO, N.D. — A road matchup for No. 2 North Dakota State is looming against No. 8 Youngstown State. The Bison and Penguins both tend to dominate time of possession in games, so that’s the biggest key these teams are looking at heading into Saturday. NDSU boasts the top rushing offense in the FCS with 318.6 yards per game. But,…

Bison Focused on Stopping Missouri State’s Offense

NDSU leads the FCS in yards allowed per game

FARGO, N.D. — Missouri State’s offense has been very inconsistent to start the season. The Bears put up 43 points against an SEC opponent in week one, and responded the following week by getting shut out by North Dakota. Now, North Dakota State gets a crack at Missouri State as the Bison look to start of conference play with a…

NDSU Defense Proving its Elite Status

Bison lead FCS in rush defense, pass defense and scoring defense

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State may not have as tough a non-conference schedule as it has in years past, but the Bison are using that to their advantage. NDSU leads the FCS in scoring defense (6.7 points allowed per game), rush defense (27.7 yards/game) and pass defense (78.7 yards/game). The most impressive part is how much playing time the…

Ty Brooks Making Big Moves as NDSU’s No. 3 Back

Brooks has 166 rushing yards and two touchdowns after the first two games

FARGO, N.D. — After losing King Frazier and Chase Morlock to graduation, North Dakota State had a pretty good idea of who would fill their shoes. Bruce Anderson and Lance Dunn are the load-bearers from the Bison backfield. But, another player has emerged strong to help NDSU to its FCS-leading 436.5 rushing yards per game. Sophomore Ty Brooks scored twice…

Bison Defensive End Suffers Season-Ending Knee Injury

North Dakota State defensive end Greg Menard suffered a season-ending knee injury over the weekend

  FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State defensive end Greg Menard will miss all of the 2017 season after tearing his ACL over the weekend, the team announced Monday. Menard is a two-time FCS All-American who was named to the Buck Buchanan Watch List days ago, which recognizes the top defensive player in the FCS. He is  expected to use…

Competition Heats up between NDSU Offense, Defense

The two sides square off in fall camp

FARGO, N.D. — The offense and defense of North Dakota State football see a lot of each other in the offseason. The two sides of the ball square off in drills, which players say can be a real benefit. “Personally, I think our defense is the best defense we’re going to play against,” running back Lance Dunn said. “What better…

NDSU Football Picked to Win 7th Consecutive MVFC Title

The Bison edged out South Dakota State by one vote in the preseason poll

ST. LOUIS (NDSU Athletics) — Last year’s Missouri Valley Football Conference co-champions appear to be on a collision course again in 2017. A single vote separates top pick North Dakota State from second-place South Dakota State in the MVFC preseason poll. It’s the tightest vote for a preseason favorite in league history. North Dakota State has earned the league title for…

NDSU Features Five Defensive Players on All-MVFC Preason Team

Nick DeLuca and Nate Tanguay make the team after being injured for much of 2016

ST. LOUIS (NDSU Athletics) – North Dakota State had seven players selected to the Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason all-conference team Monday, July 24, by a vote of the league’s head coaches, sports information directors and media. NDSU’s picks were junior running back Lance Dunn, senior long snapper James Fisher, senior defensive end Greg Menard, senior defensive tackle Nate Tanguay,…