Sam Houston State

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…

Fighting Hawks Climb in FCS Poll After Stout Defense Stifles SHSU

UND did not give up a score in the fourth quarter against the Bearkats

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Fighting Hawks sky rocketed in the Stats FCS top 25 poll after topping then No. 5 Sam Houston State last Saturday. UND football sits at 22nd in the poll, while the Bearkats dropped to 11th. The team credits a lot of Saturday’s success to their stout defense. UND did not give up a score in…

Round Table: Keys to Victory for North Dakota against No. 5 Sam Houston State

The Fighting Hawks are 1-1 on the season.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University of North Dakota has played games on both ends of the Division-I spectrum to open the season. They picked up a win against Mississippi Valley State in week one and then fell in their contest against FBS-ranked Washington. On Saturday, UND visits No. 5 Sam Houston State out of the FCS. KVRR Sports reporters…

UND Expects a Dominant Defense from Sam Houston State

The BearKats advanced to the semifinals in five of the last seven seasons

GRAND FORKS, N.D. —North Dakota had its hands full last Saturday. The unit played in front of 70,000 fans against one of the best teams in the FBS. This week…. It’s not getting any easier. UND visits a premier FCS team in Sam Houston State. The BearKats are consistently in the mix to win a national title. They’ve advanced to…

UND Focused on Limiting Explosive Plays from Sam Houston State

The Fighting Hawks face the Bearkats on Saturday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University of North Dakota has yet to play an opponent on a similar level to themselves. They beat up on a not so great Mississippi Valley State team, then they were run out of town by Washington. The Fighting Hawks are hoping this weekend’s test against Sam Houston State will be a little more competitive….

UND Football Wants to Fight Fire with Fire this Weekend

The Fighting Hawks want to keep Sam Houston State's offense off the field

GRAND FORKS, N.D. —┬áNorth Dakota was outmatched in its game against Washington on Saturday, mustering just three points on offense. Now, the Fighting Hawks go from one of the top teams in the FBS to one of the best teams in the FCS. UND visits Sam Houston State this Saturday, a unit that has made the national semifinal in five…

NDSU Football: Bison To Face James Madison in FCS Championship

NDSU advances to their 6th national title in the last seven years

FARGO, N.D. —NDSU Football routed Sam Houston State on Friday at the Fargodome 55-13 to advance to their 6th national title in the last seven years, and the Bison weren’t shy about expressing their excitement. “I’m happy for all of them, but the guy that deserves to play in a national championship game is Easton Stick,” head coach Chris Klieman…

NDSU Football Demolishes Sam Houston State, Returns to Frisco

Bison rush for 471 yards in the semifinal victory.

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) – Running back Bruce Anderson scored five touchdowns and No. 2 seed North Dakota State broke postseason school records for points, total offense and rushing in a 55-13 rout of sixth-seeded Sam Houston State in the FCS semifinals Friday, Dec. 15, at Gate City Bank Field at the FargoDome. North Dakota State (13-1) advanced to the…

NDSU, SHSU Feature FCS’s Top Defense and Top Offense

The Bison and Bearkats have the nation's best defense and best offense respectively

FARGO, N.D. — Friday’s FCS semifinal game between North Dakota State and Sam Houston State is a battle between an unstoppable force and an immovable object. The Bearkats have the nation’s top offense in terms of yards per game at 552.4, while the Bison have allowed the fewest yards per game at 237.9. Most of SHSU’s production comes through the…