A new football coach has changed Missouri State's reputation in a short amount of time.
Bobby Petrino, the former Arkansas and Louisville head coach, is in his second year as head coach of the Bears and they've already won nine games and ended a three decade long playoff drought.
He brings the Bears to Fargo with a simple goal Saturday. Score some points. Missouri State has been shut out the last two times they have played NDSU, 19-0 in 2019 and 25-0 in March of 2021.
North Dakota State returns to the road this weekend as the Bison take on Illinois State Saturday in Normal, Illinois.
The Redbirds enter the game with a mark of 2-3, 0-2 in the Missouri Valley after losses to Southern Illinois and Missouri State. ISU did not play last weekend.
NDSU is making its third trip to a renovated Hancock Stadium, where they won in 2017 and 2019.
These two teams have a long history, including two playoff matchups against one another, the 2015 FCS Championship and the 2019 quarterfinals.
Jeff Kolpack and Dom Izzo break down the matchup and look ahead to Saturday's game.
North Dakota State returns home for the first time in four weeks and a familiar face will greet them Saturday.
Mark Farley and the University of Northern Iowa Panthers will come to town for homecoming in what is NDSU's first conference home game.
The Panthers enter the game with a record of 3-1, beating Sacramento State, St. Thomas and Youngstown State. UNI changed quarterbacks in its second game, now starting Michigan State transfer Theo Day.
Jeff and Dom break down what UNI brings to the table and also discuss where NDSU goes from here after a game in which the Bison completed just five passes and only one to a wide receiver.
North Dakota State and North Dakota are set to meet for the 114th time Saturday for the first time since 2003, in Grand Forks.
Jeff Kolpack and Dom Izzo preview the matchup and what the scene will be like at the Alerus Center.
The Bison enter the game with a 3-0 record, while the Fighting Hawks are 2-1, with their loss to Utah State out of the Mountain West Conference.
NDSU has won the three Division I matchups between the schools, this is the second time they'll play as members of the Missouri Valley Conference.
North Dakota State is set to play on the East Coast for just the seventh time in program history when they face the Towson Tigers Saturday night in Maryland.
It marks the second trip in three years after the Bison blew out Delaware in September of 2019. Towson enters this game with a record of 1-1, after losing its conference opener last week to New Hampshire.
NDSU enters with a 2-0 record and aims to keep its momentum going after big wins over Albany and Valparaiso.
Jeff Kolpack and Dom Izzo discuss the matchup and what to expect from the Tigers after they sat out the 2020 season.
The Forum's Jeff Kolpack and WDAY Sports Director Dom Izzo discuss the latest happening with North Dakota State athletics and FCS Football weekly.