A new series begins today on the blog as we take a closer look at the eleven opponents that NDSU will face in 2018. The schedule is a first for the Bison in Division 1, playing seven regular season home games and no FBS opponent. Southern Illinois returns to the Bison schedule for the first time since 2015, the Salukis will come to Fargo for the first time in four years. NDSU will not play Indiana State for the next two seasons, that marks the first time the Bison and Sycamores will not play since NDSU joined the former Gateway Football Conference.
First up on the video series is the first opponent in 2018; Cal Poly.
Cal Poly Mustangs
- Big Sky Conference, 1-10 record in 2017
- Former member of the Great West Conference
- All-time series: NDSU 4 wins, Cal Poly 3 wins (last matchup was 2007, NDSU won 31-28. Bison rallied with 22 fourth quarter points to win the game)
- NDSU will pay Cal Poly 250,000 for the game