Frisco, TX--I have arrived in the pressbox at FC Dallas Stadium. It is a cloudy day right now but the sun is supposed to come out by kickoff if the weather forecast is correct. It is 44 degrees right now with a high supposedly to be at 54 this afternoon.
This rematch as I stated before this is the same two schools to play as last year in this game but both have several differences that should in my opinion make this a closer contest that I believe won't be decided until the final
By this time tomorrow, we will have a winner. Will it be Sam Houston State getting revenge on their loss in this game last year or will North Dakota State repeat as champions?
That question will be answered tomorrow. Today, we saw each team's last practice and each team with a short press conference before the game.
Here are some more photos from today.
I can't wait until tomorrow
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.
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,