NDSU Notebook: Eaves' injury prompts position changesFARGO — North Dakota State senior free safety Daniel Eaves appears doubtful for the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener on Saturday, said head coach Craig Bohl.
By: Jeff Kolpack, Forum Communications Co.
FARGO — North Dakota State senior free safety Daniel Eaves appears doubtful for the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener on Saturday, said head coach Craig Bohl.
Eaves missed the Minnesota game with a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament in his knee. To help with depth, NDSU moved backup cornerback Bryan Shepherd to free safety and true freshman Jordan Champion from Avondale, Ariz., will practice this week as the backup to starting cornerback Marcus Williams.
Bohl said that doesn’t mean Champion will play and burn his redshirt.
“If we can avoid playing him, we will,” he said.
Homecoming game will most likely be a sellout
It appears NDSU is a day or two away from selling out on Saturday. The win over the University of Minnesota didn’t hurt.
“Sales from the Saturday of the Gopher game until today has been real good,” said Josh Hemingway, NDSU’s ticket manager.
He said there were less than 1,000 remaining for the 18,700-seat dome. He said NDSU students were on pace to pick up all of their allotted 4,000 tickets.
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Offensive tackle Paul Cornick was named the Missouri Valley Offensive Lineman of the Week. He graded out at 98 percent with eight knockdown blocks and did not allow a quarterback pressure or sack, according to film evaluation. … Williams was named College Football Performance.com Defensive Performer of the Week and College Sports Madness.com FCS Player of the Week.
Kolpack is a sports reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, which is owned by Forum Communications Co.