It's just about time for the NDSU Bison vs Sam Houston State!
: North Dakota State is making its third straight NCAA Division I FCS playoff appearance and 26th postseason overall including 17 in the Division II playoffs ... The Bison make the program’s ninth appearance in a championship game (7 coming in Division II) ... NDSU is 6-2 in previous championship games ... The Bison won the 2011 NCAA FCS national championship with a 17-6 win over Sam Houston State on Jan. 7, 2012, in Frisco, Texas ... North Dakota State, the No. 2 seed, posted home wins over James Madison (26-14), Lehigh (24-0) and Georgia Southern (35-7) to advance ... NDSU advanced to the 2010 NCAA FCS quarterfinals before falling 38-31 in OT at Eastern Washington ... The Bison beat Robert Morris 43-17 in the program’s first-ever NCAA playoff game in the Fargodome ... NDSU defeated Montana State 42-17 in the second round at Bozeman ... The Bison are 44-14 overall in the postseason including a 9-1 record in the NCAA FCS playoffs and 31-12 record in NCAA Division II ... NDSU has won nine national championships (1965, 1968, 1969, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990 and 2011) and were national runner-up three times (1967, 1981 and 1984) ... Championships & placings prior to 1973 were determined by AP or UPI polls ... Championship & runner-up finishes after that were through the NCAA playoff format.