Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Drive For Five Hits Frisco TX

A True Symbol of Excellence At The Current Time
Well, here we go again. Friday Night, the Richmond Spiders visited the Fargodome to take on the North Dakota State Bison in the FCS Semifinals. The Fargodome has been a house of horrors for teams visiting in the playoffs. The last loss for the Bison at home during the playoffs was back in 1999 when they were a Division II team. Well, the Spiders didn't bring their bite this game. It was over in the 1st half when the Bison were ahead by 26 points. Add the 2 missed FG that the freshman kicker had and the Spiders could have been trampled more than they were.  The final score was 33-7. But the best drive of the game was the end of the 3rd Quarter into the 4th. The Bison held the ball for 10 minutes for 1 drive. That is controlling the pace of the game.

The Bison have now won 19 straight playoff games. In the past 5 years, their record is 70-5. We have graduated an entire class of players and changed head coaches, and it seems like we haven't missed a beat. There are kids that want to come into this program from around the country. The Bison recruit overlooked kids from the area of the Big 10 conference. NSDU rarely has a JUCO player or a player transfer from a FBS team either. The redshirt QB playing right now wanted to join the program from Florida. The Bison Nation footprint is being felt in the MAC recruiting circles because of the success that NDSU has had. They are the Alabama of the smaller Universities out there.

Early in January, The Bison will play for their 5th consecutive FCS title. And even if they fall short of that goal, they have proven once again that the program can absorb losing pro prospects and filling their shoes with players that have the drive to be a good as they can be and be a championship contender. That is the standard for the little football team from Fargo ND. #Bison Pride


Zebster said...

Good luck. Are the some pros that have gone through there I might know?

R.J. said...

Congrats! I'm glad someone has a team here that has a dynasty going on. Good luck in the championship game.

Zebster said...

You didn't just say that, did you, RJ. LOL Go Pats

Brent said...

The funny thing is that the most well known alumnus of the school is Brian Hanson who played for the Bills in the 80's and 90's. John Crockett is on the Packers roster as a RB. Otherwise, right now there isn't a whole lot of pro players that have went through NDSU.

However, the injured starting QB, Carson Wentz is ranked as the #4 prospect by Scouts Inc. (Todd McShay) and in their 1st projected draft was picked at #30 by the Arizona Cardinals. Not bad for a guy who has been out half the season with a broken wrist.

Bryan Young said...

Marcus Williams...NY Jets
Billy Turner... Miami Dolphins
Craig Dahl... NY Giants
Kyle Emmanuel... SD Chargers
Joe Mays... SD Chargers
Ramon Humber...NO Saints

Zebster said...

Thanks Brent and Bryan