09-22-2007, 07:02 PM
Just another reason why the Bison are on the prowl. See ya'll in Division I-A real soon. :thumbs:
09-26-2007, 12:13 AM
still on this dream bro?! not going to ge past either montucky team
09-30-2007, 07:13 AM
Well lets see already beat 2 bowl series teams in the MAC including the defending champ at their place. Lost to the Gophs by 1 and had 2 missed FG's by a freshman. Play the Gophs in a couple weeks.
Oh and if they can't get past those montucky teams...why won't either of them play us. MSU barely won and won't give a return trip(although I wouldn't wanna play against a bunch of druggies and murders).
Next year we are in the best conference in D1AA Gateway...screw the big sky...look what its done to northern colorado.
And just a note...NDSU will not be going D1A for 2 reasons...stadium size and a stupid dome.
10-09-2007, 11:40 AM
Req and MN7, you guys will like this!!!
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- The North Dakota State football team has a No. 1 ranking for the first time since making the move from NCAA Division II to Division I athletics.
The Bison took over the top spot from Montana this week in the Football Championship Subdivision coaches poll. The rankings are determined by a panel of head coaches in the FCS, formerly known as Division I-AA.
"It's encouraging, and we certainly are grateful to be recognized No. 1," NDSU head coach Craig Bohl said Monday. At the same time, he said, it will be a challenge to keep that rating.
NDSU (5-0, 1-0 Great West Football Conference) defeated UC Davis 35-16 last weekend in the conference opener. Montana rallied to beat Eastern Washington 24-23 on a field goal with 26 seconds left.
The Bison are in their fourth year as a Division I school and won't be eligible for FCS playoffs until next season. That increased the interest in the polls, said Gene Taylor, the NDSU athletic director.
"Ultimately, the national champion will be crowned on the field," Taylor said. "But for our players and those seniors in particular, they won't get a chance to prove it."
The Bison travel to Mississippi Valley State (1-4, 1-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference) this weekend, followed by an Oct. 20 matchup at Minnesota. The Gophers (1-5, 0-3 Big Ten Conference) edged NDSU 10-9 last season, the only loss for Bohl's team.
Bohl, a former defensive coordinator at Nebraska, took over the NDSU program from Bob Babich in 2003, after the Bison finished 2-8. Bohl complied a combined record of 23-10 in his first three seasons and 10-1 last year.
The Bison climbed as high as fourth in last year's coaches poll.
"It hasn't been an easy climb," Bohl said. "To do it in what would be our fifth year is a little head of pace, but it's where we are at and we will certainly accept the No. 1 ranking right now."
Taylor said the coaches poll is a compliment to Bohl and his staff because it's a vote of their peers.
"I think Craig is probably very pleased by that," Taylor said. "The coaches have either played against you or they've heard about you. I think it recognizes the respect the coaches in the country have for our program right now."
Montana retained the top ranking in the FCS media poll, followed by Northern Iowa at No. 2 and NDSU at No. 3. Eight teams received first-place votes in the media poll, compared to four (NDSU, Montana, Massachusetts and McNeese State) in the coaches poll.
"I never would have imagined we would have been here this early in the transition," Taylor said. "But as the (ratings) number gets smaller, the target gets larger."
10-10-2007, 07:47 AM
Nope but when we kick the gophers ass and are the unanimous #1 then I will
10-10-2007, 12:22 PM
I hear you there man! Should have done it last year
10-11-2007, 04:16 AM
Nothing like football talk in the high western region not Washington. Idaho has done it with Boise State so why not Montana and the Dakotas? Good luck on the season but of course i wont see any of the games down in OC until playoffs.
10-14-2007, 08:18 AM
Hummmdrummm another bison win...58-8. Now for the playoff game of the year...cuz we can't make the playoffs...Bison v Gophers.