The mild weather has been a blessing for the NDSU football team as it prepares for the title game on Jan. 7. With no snow, it has gotten on the grass practice fields, important since FC Dallas Stadium is also a grass surface plus the Rumble on the Red wrestling tournament has the Fargodome occupied.
A year ago tomorrow, the blizzard and zero degree temperatures hit the F-M Area. If that were to happen this year, the team would have had to blow the snow off of its Sprinturf practice field and weather the bad weather — like it did prior to the Montana State playoff game last year. Head coach Craig Bohl said the middle of the three NDSU grass practice fields was not frozen and players were able to dig their cleats into the surface. “A phenomenal surprise,” Bohl said.
On the injury front, left tackle Billy Turner did not practice yesterday because of a twisted ankle and his status for today was not known.