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Senior Bowl sensation Wentz becomes hit on recruiting trail

FARGO, N.D. (AP) North Dakota State football coaches enjoyed some free advertising on the recruiting trail for this year's class. Standout quarterback Carson Wentz happened to be wowing observers at the Senior Bowl just as the Bison staff was giving their final pitches to new recruits. The Bison cashed in with more than two dozen signees. Wentz is projected by some experts to be...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

North Dakota State releases 2015 highlight video

Like previous years, the 2015 season for the North Dakota State Bison was a successful one. The Bison finished as national champions once again, thanks, in large part, to the play of quarterback Carson Wentz. To celebrate the championship season, the school released a highlight video for the team. It’s pretty long, but definitely worth the watch. Check it out for yourself Can’t...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Some NFL execs are unsure about Carson Wentz

A name that turned a lot of heads at the Senior Bowl was that of North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz and though he performed well enough during drills that he could very well be a first-round pick in the spring, some NFL executives aren’t so sure. According to NFL.com, the word around the offices of select NFL teams is that Wentz is both “overrated” and that there is...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

North Dakota State beats Oral Roberts 67-63 behind Jacobson

FARGO, N.D. (AP) A.J. Jacobson scored 20 points in shooting 7 for 11 from the field and Malik Clements added 14 points to lead North Dakota State past Oral Roberts 67-63 Thursday night. Obi Emegano and Javan White made jumpers to give Oral Roberts a 57-51 lead with 6:21 to play. Dylan Miller responded with a jumper and Kory Brown's 3 cut the lead to a point. Emegano and Brown...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NDSU signing haul: Rich get richer

(STATS) - The difference with recruiting today from when North Dakota State won the first of five straight FCS national titles is discernible for coach Chris Klieman. "So many more people know about NDSU because of all the games we've had on ESPN or the 'College GameDay' visits," he said. "Obviously, the championships have been huge for us. When I walk into airports and have NDSU...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

FCS scholarship offers can beat the FBS

(STATS) - A record five straight national championships would seem to make North Dakota State the place to be come national letter of intent day, but the lure of playing at the elite FCS level doesn't always win out against another difficult opponent: An FBS program that also is offering a scholarship to a high school recruit. Last week, North Dakota State, fresh off yet another...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wentz completes strong Senior Bowl week

(STATS) - Wentz Week concluded on Saturday in Mobile, Alabama. Some knew it as the 67th Senior Bowl. North Dakota State's Carson Wentz kept himself in the mix to be the first quarterback selected in the NFL draft with a strong if not overwhelming performance in the Senior Bowl, where his North squad lost to the South 27-16 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Only three weeks removed from winning...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Carson Wentz be a First Round Draft Pick in the 2016 NFL Draft?

Carson Wentz has been a hot name at the Senior Bowl and has generated great attention from the media and the NFL teams. He’s already received strong praise from Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. “Well, he’s got the prototype size, He’s an athlete – he’s got some sneaky, quick, fast body mechanics and movement to go along with a really nice arm,” stated Linehan...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Recapping Day One of Senior Bowl Week

2016 Senior Bowl week is underway in Mobile, Alabama and our lead draft analyst Connor Rogers is on site to cover the event. Let’s break down what his takeaways are from the first day of practices… Carson Wentz Is For Real I’ve talked up Wentz quite a bit over the last two months and seeing him in person only confirmed my high grade for him. The North Dakota State Bison is...
Via Turn On The Jets
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Buzz: Carson Wentz will be drafted in the top 10

Every year, it seems as though there is a small school quarterback prospect who is highly-touted by the draft community. This year, it is North Dakota State star Carson Wentz. However, Wentz is more than your normal small school signal-caller. During Tuesday’s weigh-ins, Wentz proved that he has prototypical NFL size — 6-foot-5, 233 pounds. Now, he has the opportunity to continue...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Hue Jackson, Sashi Brown heading to Senior Bowl to see Carson Wentz and others

While Ray Farmer’s stint as general manager of the Cleveland Browns featured the team shunning live talent evaluation in group settings, Hue Jackson and Sashi Brown will be leading a team of individuals to Mobile, Alabama for the impending Senior Bowl. In a story written by ESPN.com’s Pat McManamon, one subject of interest could be North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz...
Via Waiting For Next Year
17 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft – Carson Wentz Scouting Report

Kevin Zielaznicki, Bob Scarinci and Connor Rogers break down quarterback Carson Wentz, arguably the top prospect at his position in the 2016 NFL Draft. You can find more draft coverage right here… Name: Carson Wentz   Position: QB   School: North Dakota State   Height: 6’5   Weight: 231 BACKGROUND: 2011 graduate of Bismarck Century High School in North Dakota. As a senior...
Via Turn On The Jets
27 days ago  |  Discuss

North Dakota State stakes its claim as the greatest dynasty in college football

For the fifth consecutive year, the North Dakota State Bison are champions of the FCS. The Bison (13-2) handled Jacksonville State (13-2) with relative ease Saturday afternoon, defeating the Gamecocks, 37-10, for the program’s 12th championship overall, its fifth since joining the FCS in 2004. The Bison were propelled on offense by the return of quarterback Carson Wentz...
Via The Comeback
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Carson Wentz throws first TD pass in 8 games

After missing the last eight games with a broken wrist, North Dakota State starting quarterback Carson Wentz was back in action for the Bison in the FCS National Championship against Jacksonville State. While many wondered how he would look after missing so much time, Wentz showed that he was just as good as ever when he led the Bison downfield early in the second quarter for the...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Carson Wentz to start in FCS title game

The North Dakota State Bison are going to get a major shot in the arm this weekend with the return of their starting quarterback. After missing months because of a broken wrist, Carson Wentz will return for the Bison to start in the FCS Championship Game on Saturday against Jacksonville State. Official: QB Carson Wentz will start tomorrow for NDSU in FCS Title Game. — Dane Brugler...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Quantifying Quarterbacks: Carson Wentz, a Project to Test NFL Development

The NFL is lacking the quarterback talent to keep up with the pass-heavy style of play that this generation has ushered in. Not only has the standard to be a starting quarterback lowered, but there is a lack of backup talent in the league as well. By: Derrik Klassen The league has become very dependent on the quarterback after having developed the game for decades with less of a...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Dakota State WR Zach Vraa Reaches Over Defender To Make Catch Behind His Head

Normally, whenever the North Dakota State Bisons are being talked about it is because they have won another FCS Championship (they'e won four in a row). It is not time for the FCS playoffs yet, but this play by Bisons wide receiver Zach Vraa deserves to be replayed on every broadcast of SportsCenter for the next week.If it isn't we'll see it again whenever talk starts about the catch...
Via FatManWriting
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

North Dakota State WR reaches over defender’s head for great TD catch

North Dakota State wide receiver Zach Vraa made the catch of the day in Saturday’s game against Western Illinois. Vraa ran a go route and had his defender beat downfield by a few steps. The pass thrown in his direction was underthrown, but Vraa made a great adjustment and reached over the defensive back’s head to make a great catch. He then pushed off the defender to disengage...
Via The Sports Daily
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

North Dakota State’s Zach Vraa makes amazing TD catch

This was such a great catch that the defender had no idea that Zach Vraa made it as Vraa basically walked into the end zone. North Dakota State's Zach Vraa makes a RIDICULOUS #SCtop10 catch then runs into end zone for 41-yard TD. https://t.co/eao1Ywuc9p — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 7, 2015
Via The Student Section
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Montana's Ben Roberts makes amazing TD catch

Everyone waiting until next Thursday for the beginning of college football is missing a fantastic game between FCS powers North Dakota State and Montana on ESPN right now. With Brent Musburger on the call, Montana put together the first great pitch-and-catch of the season with this 38 yard heave from Brady Gustafson to Ben Roberts, a former Washington State Cougar wide receiver,...
Via College Spun
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon Football Schedules Game With 4-Time Defending FCS National Champion North Dakota State

The team that’s won four FCS national championships in a row will get to play the winningest FBS team since 2010.  Oregon, which has won 60 games over the last five years, has scheduled a game with North Dakota State, the four-time defending FCS champs.  The game is set to take place in 2020 in Eugene, Ore., at Autzen Stadium.  Oregon to host North Dakota State in 2020 at Autzen...
Via College Spun
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: NDSU Fullback Jedre Cyr Shows Off All Four Of His Title Rings At Once

North Dakota State has captured the past four FCS national championships, and this week they unveiled their latest championship rings. They commemorate the “4-Peat” and they’re pretty sharp.  Players such as NDSU fullback Jedre Cyr have been a part of all four title squads, and they have a lot of bling as a reward for their efforts. Cyr did some showing off Twitter today,...
Via College Spun
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: North Dakota State Fans Rush Court After Bison Win Summit League Championship

The North Dakota State Bison are returning to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year after edging past South Dakota State 57-56 in the Summit League Championship Game, and the NDSU fans in Sioux Falls wasted no time in getting the celebration started. Jackrabbits guard Deondre Parks missed a three just before the buzzer, giving the Bison the one-point win. The North Dakota...
Via College Spun
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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