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UND Football Making Adjustments after Potato Bowl Loss

Second-half struggles cost UND against Idaho State

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Potato Bowl loss to Idaho State for North Dakota football exposed multiple problems for the Fighting Hawks. The second half showed a stale Hawks offense which failed to score coming out of the locker room. Their seven second-half drives resulted in five punts and two interceptions. For Coach Bubba Schweigert and Linebacker Jaxson Turner, they…

UND Offense Stalls in Potato Bowl Loss

Fighting Hawks fail to score in the second half

GRAND FORKS, N.D.– North Dakota, after converting on all five of its third-down attempts in the first half, was just 1-for-10 on second-half third-down tries and visiting Idaho State sneaked away with a 25-21 victory in front of 11,157 fans at the Alerus Center Saturday evening in the annual Potato Bowl and homecoming game. The 22nd-ranked Fighting Hawks were fresh…

Round Table: Fighting Hawks Potato Bowl Preview

Idaho State leads the Big Sky and is ranked 19th in FCS with 308.5 yards allowed per game

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University of North Dakota is hosting Idaho State in the Potato Bowl and Homecoming matchup this Saturday. Idaho State leads the Big Sky and is ranked 19th in FCS with 308.5 yards allowed per game. KVRR breaks down North Dakota’s chances. Categories: College, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines Tags: Fighting Hawks, Idaho State, UND…

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…

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 Finds Positive Takeaways After 45-3 Loss to (9) Washington

UND's John Santiago rushed for a game-high 139 yards on just 18 carries

SEATTLE, W.A. — (UND Athletics) Visiting North Dakota stood tall among the ninth-ranked Washington Huskies and their 68,093 fans at Husky Stadium, dropping a 45-3 decision Saturday afternoon. The Fighting Hawks were electric through three quarters on the defensive side of the ball, collecting a pair of interceptions and forcing five punts. UND did not allow Washington to convert a first…

UND Football to Face Toughest Opponent in Program History

(9) Washington will be the highest-ranked team that North Dakota has ever faced

GRAND FORKS, N.D. —UND football is just three days away from what many are calling the toughest match up in the programs’ history. The fighting hawks will face the Washington Huskies, who rank 9th in the FBS heading into Saturday’s tilt. Washington dropped from 6th to 9th in Tuesday’s AP poll after their loss to Auburn in week one, but…

KVRR Round Table: Takeaways From Fighting Hawks Season Opener

UND topped MVSU 35-7 Thursday night

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND football topped Mississippi Valley State 35-7 in the Fighting Hawks’ season opener on Thursday. The KVRR sports team breaks down the biggest takeaways from the matchup. Categories: College, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines Tags: Delta Devils, Fighting Hawks, Fighting Hawks Football, KVRR Round Table, Mississippi Valley State, UND, UND Fighting Hawks, UND Football

UND Football Faces a lot of ‘Firsts’ Heading into Season Opener

UND will face their first opponent as an NCAA independent team, as they transition out of the Big Sky Conference

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Fighting Hawks’ football season takes flight Thursday night, and it also kicks off what will be a season full of ‘firsts’ for the green and white. For example, UND will face their first opponent as an NCAA independent team, as they transition out of the Big Sky Conference. This will also be the first time…

UND Learning from the Past, Bringing Optimism into Home Opener

North Dakota hosts Mississippi Valley State on Thursday.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND football is another day closer to its home opener with Mississippi Valley State. Neither the Fighting Hawks nor the Delta Devils were able to find the win column a whole lot in 2017. The two squads combined for just five wins. But both teams are putting the past in the past and are optimistic about 2018…