The North Dakota State – South Dakota State game is the game of the weekend in FCS, beyond the fact that it’s one versus three in the national rankings, it’s the first game of the conference season and it’s for the Dakota Marker.
It’s also for the early jump start in league play. NDSU has not lost a conference opener since 2010, when Western Illinois came to the Dome and knocked off the Bison.
This is the third time since 2013 that NDSU and SDSU open league play against each other. Both of those games were in Brookings.
It has to be a tough environment for the players and coaches, but also the brave Jackrabbit fans that live in North Dakota or northwestern Minnesota.
This is a story I ran a couple years ago about a couple of brave souls.