North Dakota State Takes to the Road, Travels to Colorado State on Saturday
Release: September 03, 2012
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FCS No. 1/2-ranked North Dakota State (0-0, 0-0 Valley Football) is scheduled to play Colorado State (1-0, 0-0 Mountain West Conference) at 6:06 p.m. (Central) Saturday, Sept. 8, at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium (32,500 / Field Turf) ... North Dakota State opened with a 52-0 win over Robert Morris University before a sellout crowd of 18,769 at Gate City Bank Field ... Colorado State defeated Colorado 22-17 in the Rocky Mountain Showdown before 58,607 at Sports Authority Field in Denver ... North Dakota State has won six straight.
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SERIES RECORD: This is the first meeting between North Dakota State and Colorado State ... NDSU is 0-2 against current members of the Mountain West, dropping a 36-0 decision at San Diego State on Nov. 5, 1966, when Ron Erhardt patrolled the sidelines for the Bison, and 16-13 at Wyoming on Sept. 13, 2008.
ON THE ROAD: North Dakota State was 6-0 on the road last season ... The Bison have won 11 of their last 15 road games ... The Bison are 31-20 on the road since head coach Craig Bohl took over in 2003 ... NDSU is 9-7 in MVFC road games.
AGAINST THE FBS: Since moving to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), North Dakota State has a 5-3 record against Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams since 2006 ... The Bison are 2-1 against Minnesota, 1-0 against Ball State, 1-0 against Central Michigan, 1-0 against Kansas, 0-1 against Wyoming and 0-1 against Iowa State ... All games have been played on the road.
TELEVISION: The game will be televised on the North Dakota NBC Sports Network ... Bill Doleman (PBP) and Ted Sundquist (Analyst) will handle the call ... Stations on the North Dakota NBC Sports Network include KVLY-TV (Channel 11, Fargo), KFYR-TV (Channel 5, Bismarck), KMOT-TV (Channel 10, Minot), KQCD-TV (Channel 7, Dickinson) and KUMV-TV (Channel 8, Williston) ... All 11 regular season games will be televised for the first time in school history ... The Bison are 101-56-1 (.642) in TV games.
RADIO BROADCASTS: KFGO-AM 790, Fargo ... Veteran sports announcer Scott Miller will handle the play-by-play ... Former NDSU quarterback Steve Walker will handle the color duties, while NDSU director of athletic broadcasting Jeremy Jorgenson is on the sidelines ... Air time is set for 5:30 p.m., kickoff at 6:06 p.m. (Central) on Sept. 8 ... Anchored by flagship, The Mighty 790, KFGO-AM, the Bison Radio Network has 20 stations including (Fargo, simulcast on KRWK 101.9 FM); KFYR 550 AM (Bismarck); KHRT 1320 AM (Minot); KSJB 600 AM (Jamestown); KEYZ 660 AM (Williston); KDVL 102.5 FM (Devils Lake); KHND 1470 AM (Harvey); KZZJ 1450 AM (Rugby); KPOK 1340 AM (Bowman); KAUJ – 100.9 FM (Grafton); KLTC 1460 AM (Dickinson); KRCQ 102.3 FM (Detroit Lakes); WLKX 95.9 FM (North) / KBGY 107.5 FM (South) (Minneapolis/St. Paul); KDDG 105.5 FM (Albany); KZCR 103.3 FM (Fergus Falls); KMGK 107.1 FM (Glenwood), and KKCQ 96.7 FM (Fosston) ... The Bison gameday format includes a 30-minute pregame show with comments from Craig Bohl, in-depth analysis and features ... A complete 30-minute postgame show is covered from the press box and locker room areas.
SELL OUT: North Dakota State recorded its 11th sellout over the past seven seasons with the season-opening crowd of 18,769 in the Fargodome ... NDSU has attracted over 18,000 fans in eight of its last nine home games including three sellouts ... Tickets for all 2012 North Dakota State University football home football games are currently SOLD OUT ... Additional reserved and standing room tickets may become available on the Friday of game week ... Check GoBison.com/tickets for availability ... To create the best possible home field advantage, NDSU encourages fans to use their tickets for all games at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome ... Fans that have purchased season tickets and are unable to attend select games are encouraged to make sure their seats are filled for each game. Those looking to sell tickets can use online message boards, Craigslist or NDSU’s facebook page (facebook.com/NDBison) to broker tickets.
TOUGH GOING: North Dakota State allowed 88 yards of total offense against Robert Morris in the season opener on Sept. 1 at Gate City Bank Field ... Robert Morris only had three snaps inside NDSU territory with the 48-yardline as the farthest advancement ... It was the lowest total offense yardage allowed since Angelo State was limited to 80 (-9 rushing, 89 passing) in 2001 ... The 22 rushing yards were the lowest yielded since Ball State was limited to 14 in 2006, and the 66 passing yards were the lowest allowed since Austin Peay was limited to 35 in 2008.
BALANCED OFFENSE: North Dakota State’s 495 yards of total offense (246 rush, 249 pass) against Robert Morris are the most since the Bison rolled up 530 yards vs. South Dakota on Sept. 25, 2010 ... The 249 yards passing are the most since NDSU collected 308 yards through the air against UNI on Oct. 10, 2009 ... Quarterback Brock Jensen recorded his sixth career 200-yard passing game, completing 16 of 23 passes for 217 yards and tied a career-high with three TDs ... Five different North Dakota State players scored for the first time in their collegiate career including tight end Taylor Nelson, running back John Crockett, kicker Adam Keller, wide receiver Trevor Gebhart and quarterback Carson Wentz ... Junior wide receiver Ryan Smith caught his first collegiate TD pass, a 34-yard strike from Jensen in the third quarter.
NDSU RECEIVES FCS ATHLETIC DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION APR AWARD: Under the direction of head coach Craig Bohl, North Dakota State led the Missouri Valley Football Conference with an APR of 981 during the 2010-11 academic year ... The high-water mark for NDSU football was an APR of 983 for the 2007-08 academic year.