As we approach the Christmas holiday, I know I speak for Jeff in saying Happy Holidays to everyone, hope you have a great and safe couple of days! I’m sure many saw the article in the Forum the other day and to say I’ve been happy with what’s happened with the blog over the past couple of years would be a massive understatement.
Happy Holidays from the Bison Media Blog team!
So a big thank you to all of our readers and viewers over this past year, we’re going to take a little bit of a break over the next couple of days unless events warrant it, we’re gearing up for some big things come the week of the FCS Championship Game in Frisco.
With that said, I’ll leave you with this photo from Hawaii today of Ohio head coach Saul Phillips and Nebraska head coach Tim Miles, each former NDSU coaches that will face other tomorrow in the Diamond Head Classic, the game will be televised on ESPNU at 3pm.
A day removed from clinching a fourth straight trip to the FCS Championship Game, the NDSU coaching staff hit the road and in the process had one of the most successful recruiting days in recent memory, landing four commitments from Missouri to Florida.
Bison land commitment from Rosemount slot back/receiver Dimitri Williams, 5-11, 175.
Demaris Purifoy is the fourth verbal from yesterday, a 6’2, 180 pound running back from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and had a bunch of offers; including two from the FBS, New Mexico and Wyoming. Purifoy also had offers from Illinois State, UNI, Southern Illinois and SDSU.
This brings the total amount of known commitments up to 20 for the Class of 2015, with a few players choosing NDSU over FBS offers.
North Dakota State is heading back to Frisco for a fourth straight year. The Bison dominated in the second half outscoring the Bearkats 28-0 en route to a 35-3 sending the Bison to the FCS Championship Game for a fourth straight year.
Kyle Emanuel had one of the best games of his career, with 2.5 sacks and 11 tackles, just four days removed from winning the Buck Buchanan Award. Nick DeLuca had another great game with 13 tackles and his third pick of the season and John Crockett chipped in with 166 yards and three touchdowns.
NDSU will now play the winner of Illinois State and New Hampshire in the FCS title game on January 10th.
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Join WDAY sports director Dom Izzo and The Forum’s Jeff Kolpack and Eric Peterson for the Media Blog Pregame Show! Its been a long season and all of us at the Bison Media Blog want to say THANK YOU to every group that has hosted us this year!
Well here we are. It’s the next to last weekend for the FCS season and the lead is one game. Jeff and I have picked today’s NDSU-Sam Houston game, so there’s one other game to pick. We’ll also choose the D2 and D3 Title games!