Last night was the Great Texas BBQ Bowl, an evening of great Texas barbeque and a night of games. I want to thank the Southland Conference for inviting myself and CSN photographer Bryan to this event.
The food was excellent and I want to thank the Main Event Entertainment center just a few blocks away from FC Dallas Stadium for a great night of fun this week of the national championship game.
NDSU won the bowling and SHSU won the bull riding contest.
This afternoon was Sam Houston's turn for the team photo. They were a little earlier than my schedule showed so I missed the actual team photo but did get a few photos of the Bearkats taking to the practice field from afar (closed practice to the media).
I am kicking myself for not going a little earlier to see the Bearkat photo but will get another chance to see them up close in an open practice session tomorrow afternoon.
Well, I made it to Frisco and got a brisk awaking this morning as temperatures were in the upper 20s. This morning, I picked up my media pass and shot some photos of FC Dallas Stadium.
NDSU also had their team picture this morning in the west side of the stadium.
This stadium looks great as the workers prepare for the game on Saturday.
I will be back to the stadium
There's just one game standing in their way from knowing the national championship matchup. That's No. 2 seed Eagles versus the unseeded Bearkats in today's semifinal clash at Roos Field in Cheney, Washington. Or also known as "The Inferno" because of the red turf.
The winner faces North Dakota State in Frisco Saturday Jan. 5 after the Bison defeated Georgia Southern 23-20 last night in Fargo.
Offensively, Eastern Washington will look to run the ball,
In just over an hour, the rematch will be seen in the Fargodome. A capacity crowd is again expected inside this facility and likely the sound will be the loudest it has been all season as well.
I expect a much closer game than what was seen last year with a 35-7 NDSU win.
The Eagle offense will be able to move the ball at times in this game, I beleive. The Georgia Southern defense is where I see the question marks.
Ball control will likely be in