North Dakota State Football in 2016: Part 2

We continue the countdown of the top 10 moments from 2016 for the North Dakota State football program. You can read about moments 6-10 here. 5. Carson Wentz’s Pro Day All the major sports media outlets showed up to the Fargodome on March 24 to see quarterback Carson Wentz throw a ball. It would have been attended by many more NFL types if not for bad weather that grounded those...
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December 30, 2016

North Dakota State Football in 2016: Part 1

North Dakota State’s football program had quite the 2016 calendar year. They started the year with a national title and ended it with a loss in the FCS Semifinals. The moments in between were monumental even for a program with five straight national championships. What follows are the top 10 moments from the 2016 calendar year that either involved the team or a player for NDSU...
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December 28, 2016

North Dakota State erases 16-point deficit, beats SDSU 80-69

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) Paul Miller had 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists on Wednesday night and North Dakota State erased a 16-point, second-half deficit to open the Summit League season with an 80-69 win over South Dakota State. The Bison (9-5) trailed by 15 at halftime and fell behind 53-37 with 14:51 left in the game. Dylan Miller and A.J. Jacobson then scored on back-to...
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December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Top five moments from North Dakota State’s 2016 season

The 2016 season for North Dakota State’s football program has ended earlier than they would have liked. The Bison won’t get a chance to defense their national championship. Instead, they will watch as Missouri Valley Football Conference foe Youngstown State and James Madison battle for the title on January 7. (Who knows how many players either team will be bringing with them...
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December 20, 2016

Five takeaways from James Madison’s 27-17 victory over North Dakota State

The amazing championship run for North Dakota State came to an end on Friday night in Fargo. The Bison lost 27-17 to James Madison in the FCS Semifinals. It was NDSU’s first postseason loss since 2010 and their first loss at the Fargodome in the playoffs. The loss snapped a 22-game postseason winning streak for the Bison. Ironically, the Bison began that winning streak with a win...
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December 18, 2016

It's 2017 FCS title or bust for Bison dynasty

(STATS) - North Dakota State's streak of consecutive FCS national titles is over, but the Bison probably don't feel their dynasty has necessarily ended. James Madison's 27-17 victory in the national semifinals Friday night has prevented the Bison from adding to their record of five straight titles - a modern record for all NCAA divisions. But the Bison, 12-2 this season and an...
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December 17, 2016

Miller scores 22, North Dakota St beats North Dakota 87-70

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) Paul Miller hit three 3-pointers and finished with 22 points and eight rebounds, A.J. Jacobson scored 18 with eight boards and North Dakota State beat North Dakota 87-70 on Friday night. Dexter Werner added 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting, Carlin Dupree finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Khy Kabellis had 10 points and five assists...
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December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

James Madison shocks North Dakota State, ends the streak

James Madison has ended one of the most impressive streaks in recent college football memory. On Friday night, the Dukes stunned FCS powerhouse North Dakota State, ending a remarkable five-year championship run with a 27-17 win. The Bison also had a 22-game FCS playoff win streak dating back to 2011. With the win, James Madison will wait on the winner of Eastern Washington vs. Youngstown...
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December 16, 2016

James Madison, NDSU to fight for title game berth

(STATS) - During his first spring workouts after arriving at James Madison, then-new coach Mike Houston expressed his desire to establish a culture similar to that of the five-time defending national champions. The Dukes would make two goals heading into the season, realizing immediately that they'd have to go through North Dakota State to accomplish the one having to do with winning...
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December 15, 2016

James Madison circled possible Bison game in spring practice

FARGO, N.D. (AP) James Madison's Mike Houston might not be the only Football Championship Subdivision coach to make five-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State the focus of the entire season. He's probably the most blatant about it. When Houston took over an already solid program last spring, he immediately set about to ''change the culture'' and emphasize a physical,...
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December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota State hosts James Madison in FCS Semifinals

North Dakota State (12-1) will host James Madison (12-1) Friday night at the Fargodome in the FCS Semifinals on ESPN2. It is the second visit James Madison has made to Fargo. They played against the Bison in the second round of the FCS Playoffs in 2011. The Bison won 26-14. That game was the start of NDSU’s 22-game postseason winning streak. The Dukes are going to have to be on...
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December 14, 2016

North Dakota St battles back in second half, beats UC Davis (Dec 14, 2016)

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Paul Miller scored 17 points and North Dakota State came back from 10 down midway through the second half to beat UC Davis 74-70 on Wednesday night.UC Davis led 58-48 after a Brynton Lemar steal and layup with 7:57 to go. However the Bison (7-4) quickly responded by scoring the next six and it was back-and-forth the rest of the way.Miller drilled a 3 with 3:54 left...
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December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

FCS Semifinal: James Madison-North Dakota State

(STATS) - A case can be made that North Dakota State and James Madison, who square off Friday night in an FCS national semifinal, have the most complete teams in the subdivision. Offense, defense, special teams, they have all been wrapped up into superb seasons. The two are champions from the strongest conferences in the FCS, JMU out of CAA Football and NDSU from the Missouri Valley...
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December 14, 2016

Five things about James Madison

I understand that the title of this article can be a little misleading. James Madison the person was the fourth President of the United States. James Madison University is named after said president. They have pretty good football team playing North Dakota State on Friday night in the Fargodome. Since this isn’t a history term paper, I figured we find out more about the Dukes....
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December 13, 2016

What we learned from the FCS Quarterfinals

The FCS Quarterfinals gave us one close game but mostly blowouts. Eastern Washington, James Madison, North Dakota State and Youngstown State all moved on to the FCS Semifinals. JMU heads to NDSU on Friday night while YSU travels to Cheney, Washington to take on EWU on Saturday night. There were certainly many things to draw from each game. What we are looking for, however, is one...
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December 13, 2016

SDSU-NDSU sets record for FCS viewership

(STATS) - North Dakota State winning by 26 points wasn't the only big number coming out of its quarterfinal-round victory over South Dakota State in the FCS playoffs Saturday. The game, which the Bison won 36-10, drew over 1.98 million viewers to the ESPN broadcast - an FCS record for television viewership - according to It surpassed the 1.87 million for Montana...
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December 13, 2016

Championship pedigree boost FCS semifinalists

(STATS) - They're surrounded by reminders all year long, whether it's in a trophy case or in the talk that goes with their program's historical level of success. The four teams in this year's FCS semifinals, James Madison will play at North Dakota State Friday night and Youngstown State goes to Eastern Washington on Saturday, have all won an FCS national title previously. The only...
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December 12, 2016

Five takeaways from North Dakota State’s 36-10 victory over South Dakota State

North Dakota State avenged their lone loss this season by beating South Dakota State 36-10 on Saturday afternoon in Fargo. The Bison lost to the Jackrabbits 19-17 back on October 15. The win pushes the Bison’s postseason winning streak to 22 games. They will now play host to James Madison in the FCS Semifinals on Friday night. Here are five takeaways from NDSU’s victory. The...
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December 11, 2016

SDSU Pulls Off Clever Trick Play TD

If South Dakota State was only going to be able to score one touchdown against five-time FCS national champion North Dakota State, at least it found a memorable way to do it, running a clever trick play for the first points of the game.
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December 11, 2016

NDSU reverses SDSU to move into FCS semifinals

(STATS) - A safety, a couple field goals, some explosive plays on offense, numerous key defensive plays and a big advantage in time of possession. It sure sounds like a typical win for North Dakota State's FCS dynasty. But it didn't amount to being quite that Saturday as the top-seeded Bison advanced in the FCS playoffs with a 36-10 quarterfinal-round triumph against a rival South...
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December 10, 2016

FCS playoff matchup gives Bison chance to clear lone blemish

FARGO, N.D. (AP) The only thing that's been worse than playing Football Championship Subdivision powerhouse North Dakota State in the last five years is playing the Bison more than once. Thanks in part to a playoff system that once grouped teams from the same region, the Bison have faced four teams in the postseason after seeing them a few weeks earlier. They have won all four...
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December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Crandall's career best 24 lead North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Geno Crandall scored a career-high 24 points and North Dakota pulled away for a 74-56 win over archrival North Dakota State on Wednesday night. North Dakota leads the all-time series with the Bison 160-130, which dates back to 1905. However it is the first win for the Fighting Hawks in Fargo since the school moved to Division I in 2012. Corey Baldwin finished...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

FCS Playoffs Quarterfinal: South Dakota State-North Dakota State

FCS Playoffs Quarterfinal The Matchup - No. 8 seed South Dakota State (9-3) at No. 1 seed North Dakota State (11-1) Kickoff - Noon ET Saturday at Fargodome (18,700) in Fargo, North Dakota Coverage - ESPN Series - North Dakota State leads 59-41-5 Coaches - South Dakota State: John Stiegelmeier (137-93, 20 seasons); North Dakota State: Chris Klieman (39-4, three seasons; 42-11 overall...
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December 07, 2016

North Dakota State’s keys to the rematch

North Dakota State hosts South Dakota State in the FCS Quarterfinals this Saturday. The Fargodome crowd will be amped for the rematch against the only team to beat the Bison this year. SDSU defeated NDSU 19-17 back on October 15 at the Fargodome. The victory was just the second for SDSU in Fargo since 1962. The Jacks have lost just once since that game while NDSU has gone undefeated...
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December 06, 2016

Five takeaways from North Dakota State’s 45-7 victory over San Diego

North Dakota State let the defense sound the opening salvo in their 45-7 victory over San Diego. Quarterback Easton Stick did the rest as the Bison move on to the FCS Quarterfinals for the seventh straight year. They will play host to South Dakota State for the third time in the post-season since 2012. The Jacks defeated the Bison 19-17 back in October. Here are five takeaways from...
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December 05, 2016
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