North Dakota State Senior Linebacker Grant Olson said “It is somewhat of a comfortable level because we have been here before and it just seems like another roadtrip.”
North Dakota State coach Craig Bohl and record-setting senior quarterback Brock Jensen have a chance for a perfect ending and a third consecutive championship.
When the Towson University Tigers take to the field this Saturday in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision final, it will mean much more to the team than a great day on the gridiron.
The governors of North Dakota and Maryland have made a friendly bet on the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision title game.
North Dakota State’s Brock Jensen has won more games than any other quarterback in the history of the Football Championship Subdivision. He wants just one more.
“Thank you for joining us for the 2014 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game teleconference featuring the two participating head coaches, Craig Bohl of North Dakota State, and Rob Ambrose of Towson. After an opening statement from each coach, we’ll open for questions.”
Comparison to Soviet Union juggernaut seems appropriate, but could the two-time reigning national champs fall just as Drago did?
Towson scored the first 21 points of the game, gave up 31 straight points, and then scored the final two touchdowns late for the win.
With Towson starting quarterback Peter Athens out of the game with a shoulder injury, backup Connor Frazier got some simple instructions from coach Rob Ambrose.
“He said let’s have some fun,” Frazier said, after scoring on a 1-yard run with 17 seconds left to lift Towson to a 35-31 victory over Eastern Washington in a Football Championship Subdivision semifinal game on Saturday.
New Hampshire had never played football at this level. And unfortunately for the Wildcats, they looked out of place when they got there.
UNH’s 10-year streak of reaching the FCS playoffs is the longest in the country. And the ’Cats have been to seven quarterfinals during that stretch. But they may want to forget their first-ever trip to the FCS semifinals, last night’s 52-14 loss to No. 1 North Dakota State University (14-0).
Two seeded and two unseeded teams were ejected from the NCAA Division I Football Championship tournament but #1 North Dakota State, #3 Eastern Washington and #7 Towson join unseeded New Hampshire in an ‘East vs. West’ Final Four.
Reigning champ NDSU of the Missouri Valley and EWU of the Big Sky will host their Atlantic coast opponents UNH and Towson of the Colonial for the right to play for the highest NCAA football championship on January 4, 2014 in Texas.
Wanted: Football Championship Subdivision program to travel to Carbondale for a season-opening football game on Thursday, Aug. 28 or Saturday, Aug. 30.
SIU is still looking for a season-opening opponent, according to athletic director Mario Moccia, and may have to pay upwards of $100,000 to find one.
Fall semester finals vs. football quarterfinals? No contest if you ask Kamu Grugier-Hill.
“Honestly, finals are the last thing on our minds right now,” the Eastern Illinois sophomore lin3ebacker said. “You can go through school anytime but we’re playing for a national championship.”
With Saturday’s victory over Maine, the University of New Hampshire football team won back-to-back playoff games for the first time in the program’s history.
That done, the Wildcats will now try to accomplish another first by getting past the FCS quarterfinals when they meet seventh-ranked and No. 4 overall seed Southeastern Louisiana next Saturday night (7) at Strawberry Stadium where the Lions are 7-0 this year.