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After five national titles, North Dakota State is FCS royalty. Friday, Sam Houston State is coming at the king — and it best not miss. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET
The Bison had their streak of five straight NCAA championships snapped last winter when eventual champion James Madison ousted them from college football’s greatest tournament in a 27-17 semifinal defeat. NDSU hasn’t let one stumble deter one of college football’s greatest dynasties, however. The No. 2 seeded Bison have beaten their opponents by a combined score of 80-13 leading up to Saturday’s semifinal game against the Bearkats.
It’s not every weekend that the top offense and defense in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision collide, but that’s what Bearkat and Bison fans will witness tonight.
Sixth-seeded Sam Houston State travels to Fargo, North Dakota, to pit its FCS-best offense (552.4 yards per game) against second-seeded North Dakota State’s FCS-best defense (228.3 yards allowed per game) in a semifinal matchup that will be televised on ESPN2. Kickoff is scheduled for 7.
As electrifying as the Bearkats have been during head coach K.C. Keeler’s tenure, the offense has sputtered in the team’s last three playoff losses, which have come in either the quarterfinals or the semifinals.
The Bison have torn through their competition in the 2017 bracket, dispatching San Diego and Wofford with prejudice in a pair of routs. The Bearkats will put up more of a fight, but there’s too much going in NDSU’s favor to pick against them.
Sam Houston State is the only team in the country to score more points per game this season than NDSU, hanging nearly 46 points per game on its opponents. Quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe has thrown for more than 4,700 yards and tossed 44 touchdowns through 13 games, giving the Bison defense plenty to worry about. Saturday’s test will be the stiffest North Dakota State has faced all season.