What a weekend to recap and we’ve got plenty to talk about, including the great start by the Missouri Valley in non-conference play, what does that mean when Valley play begins? Join us at 10 Central!
Still going strong after being awake for 17 hours, but I know you guys count on the PostGame Shows each and every week, so here’s this weeks after NDSU’s 27th straight win, 58-0 over Incarnate Word. Join Jeff, Big E and me as we break down the game and look at what happened downtown as well.
Kolpack can hold bragging rights into Week 3, off a 16-1 week his only loss was Southern Illinois beating Eastern, so he holds the title of great “FCS Mind” into week 3, some conference games begin this weekend, you can listen to this segment in final part of Kolpack and Izzo tomorrow on 970 WDAY at 8:50 am!
DOM (31-6) JEFF (34-3)
- (24) Eastern Illinois at Illinois St. Ill St. Ill St
- Indiana State at Ball State BSU BSU
- Lehigh at (9) New Hampshire UNH UNH
- Drake at Western Illinois WIU WIU
- Butler at (16) Youngstown St. YSU YSU
- Central Arkansas at (18) Montana St. MSU CAU
- South Carolina St at (5) Coastal Car. CCU CCU
- SEMO at (14) Southern Illinois SIU SIU
- UND at Missouri State Mo S Mo St
- (3) SE Louisiana at Tulane SELA Tulane
- (10) SDSU at Southern Utah SDSU SDSU
- USD at (4) Montana UM UM
- (11) UNI at Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii
“VARSITY” GAME OF WEEK
- Wyoming at (2) Oregon ORE ORE
As September 11th rolls off the calendar, I think it’s important to remember what happened that day. It affected NDSU indirectly, here’s the story I ran a couple years ago of a major football game that didn’t happen in 2001.
ESPN is ready for Fargo the sequel:
The attention of most Bison fans will center on who the guest picker will be when “College GameDay” wraps up or what backups will get reps on Saturday, but there is an opponent for NDSU to face, a newcomer to the FCS ranks, the University of the Incarnate Word. The Cardinals are in their second year of FCS, they played as an independent last season, joining the Southland Conference this July. UIW is based in San Antonio, they moved up from Division II and are in the midst of their transition to fully funded Division 1 status and scholarships, Jeff wrote more about the move up here.
Larry Kennan brings a team with some FBS transfers, his most notable name isn’t a player, but a coach, former Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams, who’s working part-time on the staff as running backs coach. The Cardinals are dealing with an injury to starting quarterback Trent Brittain, just a sophomore, his left leg was broken in the season opener against Sac State, meaning Taylor Woods has taken over as the quarterback. One player to watch is wide receiver Casey Jennings, he racked up 122 yards on five receptions in the last game against Stephen F. Austin.
NDSU is paying UIW $190,000 for this game in Fargo, but that money seems minimal to the amount of exposure that the school is going to get on Saturday. Granted, they are a footnote to the game on Saturday, much like Delaware State was last season, but this is still the biggest game in the short history of the school and as Jeff’s article said plenty of the big boosters of the school will be in Fargo on Saturday.
One footnote, after a preseason where the majority of Missouri Valley coaches said the teams needed to be better against non-conference FCS schools, the Valley is 8-0 after two weeks:
- NDSU (1-0) beat Weber State
- SDSU (1-0) beat Cal Poly
- SIU (1-0) beat Eastern Illinois
- YSU (1-0) beat Duquesne
- Illinois St (1-0) beat Mississippi Valley St.
- Indiana St (1-0) beat Tennessee Tech
- Missouri St (1-0) beat NW State
- Western Illinois (1-0) beat Valpo
Combined record of opponents? 2-14. Wouldn’t be getting too excited yet, watch UNI-Hawaii Saturday night though.
With Gameday coming back on Saturday, it’s become habit that Excecutive Producer Lee Fitting appears on Dizzo’s Den. That was the case on Monday night as we visited on why Gameday wanted to come back and expectations for Saturday. Enjoy!
What shall we discuss tonight? A 26th straight win or 20th on the road? Or College Gameday going to an FCS site for a second straight year? The Sunday Night Ramblings begin at 10pm Central, join us!
It may not have been pretty, but NDSU found a way on the road Saturday night to defeat Weber State 24-7 for a 26th straight win and 20th straight away from Fargo. Kyle Emanuel cemented a Chris Klieman claim that he’s the best defensive end in the FCS with 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble that led to Carlton Littlejohn’s touchdown recovery. With the win that means College Gameday will return to Fargo next Saturday, we don’t know where yet, NDSU is holding a press conference on Sunday afternoon, we’ll have more info on that coming tomorrow. Enjoy the Postgame show, hope you liked the coverage today from Utah!