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Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn / USA TODAY North Dakota State Bison players including Landon Lechler, right, a graduate of Beach High School celebrate with fans following a FCS semifinal game against New Hampshire at FargoDome. North Dakota State defeated New Hampshire 52-14.

Celebrating, keeping focus: Moody, Lechler gain experience as Bison play for third FCS National Championship


When the final seconds ran off the clock at Kansas State’s Bill Snyder Stadium, the score was 24-21 in favor of the North Dakota State football team.

Not a bad feat for the two-time defending FCS national champions.

However, it was just foreshadowing what was to come for the Bison.

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