Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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IOWA CITY, Iowa – North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman didn’t look at kicker Cam Pedersen in the closing seconds. Bison quarterback Easton Stick got out of the way...
FARGO -- North Dakota State football first caught the attention of Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz about a decade ago. The Bison earned a 27-21 victory against the Minnesota Gophers...
FARGO—Top-ranked North Dakota State continued its offensive overtime efficiency to cap a head-spinning afternoon Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Fargodome. Bison running back Lance Dunn scored on a 25-yard, walk-off touchdown run to lift his team to a 50-44 overtime victory against No. 8-ranked Eastern Washington in Division I FCS football before 18,906 fans at Gate City Bank Field. For a second consecutive game, the Bison (2-0) scored on their first offensive play in overtime to earn back-to-back dramatic, heart-pounding wins against top-10 FCS opponents.
FARGO — In the first overtime college football game North Dakota State has ever played in the Fargodome, the top-ranked Bison hung on for a 24-17 season-opening win over sixth-ranked Charleston Southern Saturday night, Aug. 26, in front of 18,881 Fargodome fans and a nationwide ESPN television audience. Getting the ball first in the overtime, NDSU scored on its first play when King Frazier bounced off a tackle at the line of scrimmage and ran 25 yards for a touchdown.
FARGO—Mack Brown won a national title at the top level of college football and the former Texas head coach thinks North Dakota State should stay put. The Bison, who have won an unprecedented five consecutive Division I FCS national championships, open their season against Charleston Southern at 6:36 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. Brown will serve as the color analyst for ESPN, which will televise the FCS Kickoff game.
FARGO—Justin Swanson thinks Saturday will mark one of the more dramatic changes North Dakota State football has seen in more than two decades. In 1993, the Bison moved from Dacotah Field into the Fargodome. Saturday, Aug. 27, NDSU will play its first game with newly installed high-definition video boards. "The analogy I make is this is going to be the biggest game-day change for Bison football since moving from Dacotah Field to the Fargodome," said Swanson, assistant athletic director for marketing and fan engagement at NDSU.
FARGO—If five Missouri Valley Football Conference teams make the NCAA Division I FCS playoffs this season, there won't be a repeat of last year, commissioner Patty Viverito reiterated Tuesday, Aug. 2. The five MVFC teams that made the postseason a year ago were placed in the same side of the 24-team bracket, causing an outcry from the league's fans, coaches and administrators last November. "This will not happen again," Viverito said during the annual MVFC media teleconference. "We really want the playoffs to be more national in scope rather than regional."
FARGO—An injury to quarterback Carson Wentz last season turned into a benefit for North Dakota State heading into this football season. Wentz, now with the Philadelphia Eagles, missed eight games with a wrist injury, elevating redshirt freshman Easton Stick into a starting role. Stick won all eight games he started, helping the Bison win a fifth consecutive Division I FCS national championship.
FARGO—An excited elementary-age boy was holding a photograph that former North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz signed moments earlier. "This is awesome," the boy said in an excited tone, wearing a yellow No. 11 Bison jersey.
FARGO — North Dakota State had 14 seniors on its football roster last season, and seven of those players will get NFL chances. The fifth-year seniors in that class were...