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The UND football team is getting back to its roots by playing Idaho State for the Potato Bowl on Saturday. UND played the Bengals in the first Potato Bowl in 1966, blanking Idaho State 41-0. UND’s recent history with Idaho State, however, would indicate a much closer contest at 4 p.m. at the Alerus Center.
After a come-from-behind upset on the road at No. 5 Sam Houston State, the UND football team has entered the STATS FCS Top 25 poll. The Fighting Hawks are ranked No. 22 in the latest poll released Monday. "I don't think we should really worry about that," UND quarterback Nate Ketteringham said. "It's just a number." Sam Houston State, which had a 21-game home winning streak snapped by UND, dropped to No. 11. "It showed us who we are as a team, but we can't focus on that too much," UND cornerback Evan Holm said.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Outside UND’s locker room in the corner of Bowers Stadium, a faint school song could be heard in the muggy evening air. The football team’s rendition of the school song, a tradition after victories, transitioned seamlessly into a Happy Birthday song for head coach Bubba Schweigert. Yes, UND messed with Texas.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- The UND football team went to the Lone Star State and picked up one of the program’s biggest wins in the Division I era with a 24-23 victory over No. 5 Sam Houston State on Saturday night at Bowers Stadium. Here are five things you might not have noticed. 1. UND offensive line does a shuffle UND had to change the starting lineup on the offensive line for the first time this season.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Nate Ketteringham's eight-yard touchdown pass to Noah Wanzek in the fourth quarter lifted UND to a 24-23 upset of No. 5-4 Sam Houston State on Saturday night.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Sam Houston State likes to play fast, air it out and hit the big play. UND likes to play slow, grind it out and wear down a team. When the Fighting Hawks and Bearkats meet at 6 tonight at Elliott Bowers Stadium, there’ll be a collision of philosophies in a unique FCS non-conference matchup.
THE FACTS Who: UND at Sam Houston State When: 6 p.m. Where: Elliott T Bowers Stadium, Huntsville, Texas.
Former UND star guard Geno Crandall has made his first public comments since Gonzaga removed his name from its online roster in late August. Just a few days after Gonzaga removed Crandall from the roster and triggered concern from Bulldogs' fans, he was confirmed as still enrolled at UND. Now, Crandall has claimed on a podcast he'll enroll at the basketball power in Spokane, Wash., in October.
Sam Houston State coach K.C. Keeler considers Dec. 16, 2017, at 1:30 a.m. in the Fargo airport a critical juncture for his program. The Bearkats just lost 55-13 in the FCS semifinals to North Dakota State, where the Bison racked up 642 yards of total offense.
Last Saturday, the UND football team played the highest-ranked opponent (No. 9 in the FBS) in program history in front of the most fans (more than 68,000) than any game in program history. The Fighting Hawks' Week 3 opponent, however, presents perhaps an even more important challenge. UND (1-1 overall) travels to Huntsville, Texas, to play No. 5 Sam Houston State (1-0)—a game that could insert the Hawks into the national picture and build an important bullet point for a playoff resume.