North Dakota State @ Minnesota
by, 09-24-2011 at 05:57 PM (2080 Views)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN--I am at the new University of Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium. One note is that the press box is in the far east end zone so it offers a unique siteline.
This game between the Bison and the Gophers is one that Minnesota is looking for revenge after NDSU upset the Gophers in 2007 27-21. Minnesota won the 2006 contest by blocking a field goal attempt as time expired 10-9.
NDSU is 4-3 since moving up to the Division I ranks against FBS teams, including a 6-3 victory over the Big 12's Kansas victory last year.
This year's game likely will be how good NDSU can contain Minnesota quarterback MarQuuies Gray. He has been the top offensive performer in Minnesota's 1-2 record so far.
NDSU has a 2-0 mark coming into this game with two wins over FCS Pennslyvania schools at home.
I think this game will be close like the past two Gopher - Bison games. I have predicted that the Bison will win a close one in the past and believe that will be the case this year as well.