A strong defensive performance lifted North Dakota State to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Saturday afternoon.
The Bison defense played extremely well in the post-season, holding high-scoring teams Georgia Southern and Sam Houston State to a total of 13 points over the last two games.
Both defenses played a great game, but the Bearkats fell under the weight of one great drive by the Bison offense and too many second-half miscues. Credit North Dakota State
Finally, the FCS Title Game Is Underway
Perhaps the only thing bigger than a turnover in a national title game is a defense thwarting a 4th-and-1 INCH play to keep the opponent from using that turnover.
The Bison make the game's first big play by stuffing Sam Houston State on the 4th-down try.
Glad to see such a large turnout for the game. No matter who is playing, that's important.
The first quarter showed that we should have a
Nice day for a championship game and it looks like a pretty packed house in Frisco as the Bearkats get the ball to start the game. Nice touch pass over the middle for 30+ yards to start the game! It's been a long three weeks of waiting but let's play for a title!
FRISCO, TX--I am in the pressbox getting ready for the game between the Bison and Bearkats. I will have to admit that the pressbox is not quite as nice as the rest of the stadium but it is better than some that I have been to.
The weather right now is cloudy with temperatures in the upper 40s. It is expected to clear off by kickoff.
Like in the my preview, I think turnovers will be the key to game with the winner likely winning this area. Special teams is another
FRISCO, TX--I am in Frisco for the title game and had a busy afternoon today with intereviews and press conferences. I did get a chance to tour the FC Dallas Stadium as well. What a fabulous facilty this is after getting a chance to walk around the field.
Attached are some photos from the press conference--first from North Dakota State, second the award winners and finailst for the SportsNetwork Awards, and last from Sam Houston State.
See the gallery.