. 2. DeBates To be honest with you, defensively, we just shut them down. North Dakota State became the first FCS school to repeat as national champion since Appalachian State's three-peat from 2005-07. NDSU 0 14 6 7 -- 27 Passes 6-13-1 4-6-1 NDSU lost just once on the year, in the penultimate game of the regular season against Youngstown State, and dominated in the playoffs, allowing just 27 points in four games. Stark Its really The Block That Led to the Pitch in Bison history. The quotes have been edited for clarity. I think that administration had some pressure to look at him a little bit and Triplett was really successful. 4309 - John Crockett (752-4309) - 2012-14: 3. [1] You can click or tap each of the links below to jump ahead to a section: North Dakota State football played inDivision II from 1922-2003before jumping to the Division I-FCS level in 2004. There were several Bison boosters, especially friends of his who were pushing him for that job as well. And, again, the key to the Bison success rested with quarterback Jeff Bentrim. Here are the nine FCS football programs with the most all-time wins. NDSU safety James Hendricks iced the win with a goal-line interception with seven seconds left. One of the losses was to South Dakota, which was ranked number one. The 1985 North Dakota State football team represented North Dakota State University during the 1985 NCAA Division II football season, and completed the 89th season of Bison football. Marcus Williams (2010-13): 21 The 1985 team came off an 11-2 record from the previous season. I think that those are the two different styles that you respond to differently. Crosa is about to enter his fourth year on the Bison football roster, having enrolled early at NDSU in the winter of 2019. We talked about overcoming all these hurdles of adversity, and we got lucky that game because their guy missed a field goal to win it at the end of the game. [2], Senior quarterback Jeff Bentrim was awarded the inaugural Harlon Hill Trophy, which honors the best football player in Division II, at the end of the season. Certainly, on the defensive side, giving up 38 points wasnt a proud moment in the year. The 2019 Bison became the firstDI college football program to finish a season16-0 since1894 Yale. It was just a matter of getting our feet under the ground and getting on track. FCS FACTS:Everything you need to know about the FCS Championship | Complete championship history. Kolpack I think there was optimism that they could step in. Haeg is an. The Bison defeated the North Alabama Lions 357 in the National Championship Game en route to the program's second NCAA Division II Football Championship.[2]. Thats a part of the game. Here's a quick guide to fullback Hunter Luepke's college career at North Dakota State. Bentrim That was the lowest point of our career. Since the end of the 2013 regular season, two of the main architects of the . Stick made history in the win, becomingthe program leader in passing yards (8,693) and the all-time FCS starting quarterback wins leader(49), surpassing Jensen in both categories. October 26, 1985 Morningside, 18-18 Tie, 5-2-1 (4-1-1), Solomonson Were down by a touchdown later in the ball game and we called a play for Chad Stark who was going to run an option cut play and Barta was going to hand it off to him. I dont recall any of us having a revenge thought process. [1] The 1986 team was led by coach Earle Solomonson. [1] Passing 69 47 It was an unbelievable football play. Then, the tide shifted with a potentially crippling off the field distraction. They got the best defense against this play. And yet Chad scored. But 86 is special because we learned our lesson in 85; most of us were coming back. ); The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM Wentz responded with the game-winning 5-yard touchdown run with 37 seconds left to give NDSU a 29-27 win. North Dakota State University Football Career History. 2019 REWIND: Watch the full championship game | Extended highlights of NDSU's 8th title. And I didnt think it was South Dakota cheers. The two emotional kinds of pressures of getting in the playoffs, beating USD as almost redemption, we just kept the momentum going through to the final game in the Palm Bowl. Plus, explore all of your favorite teams' player rosters on FOXSports.com today! Three of No. Rushing yards; 1. . I think (Len) Kretchman had a touchdown from either Barta or Owen. Greg Menard (2014-16; 2018): 33.5 Stark That was the feeling out process with the new coaching staff. They did a lot of stuff that threw us off and we werent consistent. "Our guys wanted to make sure we returned Bison football to national prominence. 1976-Jerry Schmitz, St. Again, the transition to the new coaching staff on the defensive side as well, learning strengths and weaknesses for not only the players but also the coaches. NDSU--Bentrim 4 run (Kubisz kick) On this Wikipedia the language links are at the top of the page across from the article title. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NCAA or its member institutions. 4309 - John Crockett (752-4309) - 2012-14, 3313 - Chris Simdorn (590-3313) - 1987-90, 6.64 - TaMerik Williams (222-1474) - 2021-22, 6.47 - Tyler Roehl (388-2512) - 2004,06-08, 6.36 - Gordy Sprattler (276-1756) - 1976-78, 114.5 - Lamar Gordon (41 games) - 1998-01, 100.4 - Chris Simdorn (33 games) - 1987-90, 93.7 - John Crockett (46 games) - 2012-14, 1124 - Brock Jensen (703-1124-21) - 2010-13, 980 - Easton Stick (598-980-28) - 2015-18, 841 - Steve Walker (534-841-21) - 2004-07, 612 - Carson Wentz (392-612-14) - 2012-15, 587 - Graig Gorder (287-587-17) - 1998-02, 586 - Kevin Feeney (304-586-24) - 1995-98, 471 - Nick Mertens (268-471-23) - 2006-09, 469 - Ryan Johnson (240-469-17) - 1997-00, 703 - Brock Jensen (703-1124-21) - 2010-13, 598 - Easton Stick (598-980-28) - 2015-18, 534 - Steve Walker (534-841-21) - 2004-07, 392 - Carson Wentz (392-612-14) - 2012-15, 304 - Kevin Feeney (304-586-24) - 1995-98, 287 - Graig Gorder (287-587-17) - 1998-02, 268 - Nick Mertens (268-471-23) - 2006-09, 240 - Ryan Johnson (240-469-17) - 1997-00, 8693 - Easton Stick (598-980-28) - 2015-18, 8598 - Brock Jensen (703-1124-21) - 2010-13, 7033 - Steve Walker (534-841-21) - 2004-07, 5115 - Carson Wentz (392-612-14) - 2012-15, 4757 - Kevin Feeney (304-586-24) - 1995-98, 3806 - Ryan Johnson (240-469-17) - 1997-00, 3721 - Mark Speral (225-474-22) - 1977-80, 3564 - Graig Gorder (287-587-17) - 1998-02, 3496 - Nick Mertens (268-471-23) - 2006-09, 21 - Brock Jensen (703-1124-21) - 2010-13, 66.3 - Tony Stauss (345-520-18) - 2003-04, 64.8 - Arden Beachy (151-233-7) - 1990-93, 64.1 - Carson Wentz (392-612-14) - 2012-15, 63.5 - Steve Walker (534-841-21) - 2004-07, 62.5 - Brock Jensen (703-1124-21) - 2010-13, 61.0 - Easton Stick (598-980-28) - 2015-18, 57.5 - Chris Simdorn (115-200-9) - 1987-90, 168.6 - Arden Beachy (151-233-7) - 1990-93, 159.5 - Easton Stick (598-980-28) - 2015-18, 159.2 - Chris Simdorn (115-200-9) - 1987-90, 153.9 - Carson Wentz (392-612-14) - 2012-15, 152.3 - Steve Walker (534-841-21) - 2004-07, 150.7 - Cam Miller (293-454-11) - 2020-22, 144.2 - Brock Jensen (703-1124-21) - 2010-13, 143.4 - Rob Hyland (183-337-14) - 1993-96, 133.9 - Ryan Johnson (240-469-17) - 1997-00, 10.4 - Arden Beachy (151-233-7) - 1990-93, 9.4 - Chris Simdorn (115-200-9) - 1987-90, 8.9 - Easton Stick (598-980-28) - 2015-18, 8.4 - Jeff Bentrim (207-404-17) - 1983-86, 8.4 - Steve Walker (534-841-21) - 2004-07, 8.4 - Carson Wentz (392-612-14) - 2012-15, 8.1 - Kevin Feeney (304-586-24) - 1995-98, 17.7 - Mike Bentson (125-279-18) - 1969-71, 16.5 - Mark Speral (225-474-22) - 1977-80, 16.5 - Mark Nellermoe (90-209-15) - 1979-82, 16.4 - Chris Simdorn (115-200-9) - 1987-90, 16.4 - Jeff Bentrim (207-404-17) - 1983-86, 16.2 - Don Siverson (91-215-10) - 1969-70,72, 16.0 - Arden Beachy (151-233-7) - 1990-93, 15.9 - Ryan Johnson (240-469-17) - 1997-00, 15.6 - Kevin Feeney (304-586-24) - 1995-98, 159.8 - Steve Walker (44 games) - 2004-07, 159.2 - Brock Jensen (54 games) - 2010-13, 158.1 - Easton Stick (55 games) - 2015-18, 134.5 - Nick Mertens (26 games) - 2006-09, 119.0 - Carson Wentz (43 games) - 2012-15, 116.0 - Kevin Feeney (41 games) - 1995-98, 115.0 - Graig Gorder (31 games) - 1998-02, 105.7 - Ryan Johnson (36 games) - 1997-00, 2732 - Kole Heckendorf (178-2732) - 2005-08, 2435 - RJ Urzendowski (149-2435) - 2014-17, 2232 - Warren Holloway (161-2232) - 2008-11, 1834 - Travis White (163-1834) - 2002-04,06, 178 - Kole Heckendorf (178-2732) - 2005-08, 163 - Travis White (163-1834) - 2002-04,06, 161 - Warren Holloway (161-2232) - 2008-11, 149 - RJ Urzendowski (149-2435) - 2014-17, 22.80 - Len Kretchman (84-1915) - 1985-88, 19.27 - Tim Strehlow (121-2332) - 1996-99, 4.14 - Kole Heckendorf (43 games) - 2005-08, 3.98 - Travis White (41 games) - 2002-04,06, 3.29 - Allen Burrell (21 games) - 2003-04, 3.16 - Warren Holloway (51 games) - 2008-11, 2.84 - Stacy Robinson (31 games) - 1982-84, 11216 - Easton Stick (1407-11216) - 2015-18, 9838 - Brock Jensen (1475-9838) - 2010-13, 7230 - Kevin Feeney (1144-7230) - 1995-98, 7144 - Steve Walker (1011-7144) - 2004-07, 6345 - Jeff Bentrim (1007-6345) - 1983-86, 5202 - Chris Simdorn (790-5202) - 1987-90, 203.9 - Easton Stick (55 games) - 2015-18, 182.2 - Brock Jensen (54 games) - 2010-13, 181.3 - Jeff Bentrim (35 games) - 1983-86, 176.3 - Kevin Feeney (41 games) - 1995-98, 162.4 - Steve Walker (44 games) - 2004-07, 157.6 - Chris Simdorn (33 games) - 1987-90, 152.2 - Arden Beachy (26 games) - 1990-93, 7.97 - Easton Stick (1407-11216) - 2015-18, 7.07 - Steve Walker (1011-7144) - 2004-07, 6.90 - Seth Wilson (102-704) - 2017-18,20-21, 128.1 - Lamar Gordon (41 games) - 1998-01, 123.9 - Reggie Scott (21 games) - 1995-96, 112.0 - John Crockett (46 games) - 2012-14, 107.3 - Kyle Steffes (41 games) - 2003-06, 96.8 - Richard Lewis (20 games) - 2000-01, 399 - Cam Pedersen (261 PAT, 46 FG) - 2015-18, 386 - Jeff Bentrim (64 TD, 1 PAT) - 1983-86, 359 - Adam Keller (191 PAT, 56 FG) - 2011-14, 308 - Shawn Bibeau (155 PAT, 51 FG) - 2006-09, 304 - Aaron Pederson (178 PAT, 42 FG) - 1998-01, 294 - Kevin Feeney (48 TD, 3 PAT) - 1995-98, 64 - Lamar Gordon (62 rush, 2 rcv) - 1998-01, 42 - John Crockett (41 rush, 1 rcv) - 2012-14, 41 - Paul Hatchett (35 rush, 4 rcv, 2 ret) - 1967-69, 41 - DJ McNorton (32 rush, 9 rcv) - 2008-11, 38 - Lance Dunn (33 rush, 5 rcv) - 2015-18, 97.8 - Aaron Pederson (178-182) - 1998-01, 96.7 - Cory Vartanian (145-150) - 2002-05, 10158 - Ben LeCompte (228-10158) - 2012-15, 7935 - Brian Kraabel (206-7935) - 1974-77, 7342 - Aaron Pederson (176-7342) - 1998-01, 7025 - M. Dragosavich (158-7025) - 2004-07, 6851 - Garret Wegner (160-6851) - 2017-20, 6581 - John Prelvitz (161-6581) - 2007-10, 6043 - John Torrance (150-6043) - 1994-97, 5885 - Doug Schlosser (149-5885) - 1979-81, 4899 - Casey Bradley (138-4899) - 1985-88, 176 - Aaron Pederson (176-7342) - 1998-01, 158 - M. Dragosavich (158-7025) - 2004-07, 149 - Doug Schlosser (149-5885) - 1979-81, 44.55 - Ben LeCompte (228-10158) - 2012-15, 44.46 - M. Dragosavich (158-7025) - 2004-07, 42.82 - Garret Wegner (160-6851) - 2017-20, 41.72 - Aaron Pederson (176-7342) - 1998-01, 40.88 - John Prelvitz (161-6581) - 2007-10, 40.83 - John Bonicelli (103-4205) - 2000-03, 40.29 - John Torrance (150-6043) - 1994-97, 40.11 - Kaedin Steindorf (100-4011) - 2020-22, 39.50 - Doug Schlosser (149-5885) - 1979-81, 38.52 - Brian Kraabel (206-7935) - 1974-77, 921 - S. Washington (74-921) - 2004-05,07-09, 74 - S. Washington (74-921) - 2004-05,07-09, 33 - Blaine Toshner (33-335) - 1984,86-88, 16.00 - Travis White (21-336) - 2002-04,06, 14.55 - Keith Krebsbach (38-553) - 1972-73, 13.52 - Mike Kinsella (23-311) - 1959-60,63, 12.45 - S. Washington (74-921) - 2004-05,07-09, 1916 - S. Washington (75-1916) - 2004-05,07-09, 1360 - Bruce Anderson (52-1360) - 2015-18, 1209 - Marcus Williams (44-1209) - 2010-13, 75 - S. Washington (75-1916) - 2004-05,07-09, 27.48 - Marcus Williams (44-1209) - 2010-13, 26.15 - Bruce Anderson (52-1360) - 2015-18, 25.55 - S. Washington (75-1916) - 2004-05,07-09, 25.15 - Jerome Cheatham (20-503) - 1994-96, 159 - Robbie Grimsley (159-146) - 2015-18, 58.5 - Kyle Emanuel (48-21/271) - 2011-14, 46.0 - Greg Menard (34-24/255) - 2014-16,18, 42.0 - Spencer Waege (33-18/204) - 2018-22, 42.0 - Derrek Tuszka (33-18/236) - 2016-19, 41.5 - Coulter Boyer (32-19/200) - 2008-11, 39.5 - Mike Stratton (24-31/226) - 1980-83, 255 - Greg Menard (34-24/255) - 2014-16,18, 236 - Derrek Tuszka (33-18/236) - 2016-19, 226 - Mike Stratton (24-31/226) - 1980-83, 204 - Spencer Waege (33-18/204) - 2018-22, 200 - Coulter Boyer (32-19/200) - 2008-11, 35.5 - Kyle Emanuel (30-11/212) - 2011-14, 33.5 - Greg Menard (27-13/222) - 2014-16,18, 29.5 - Derrek Tuszka (26-7/202) - 2016-19, 27.5 - Coulter Boyer (24-7/171) - 2008-11, 22.5 - Mike Stratton (16-13/173) - 1980-83, 222 - Greg Menard (27-13/222) - 2014-16,18, 173 - Mike Stratton (16-13/173) - 1980-83, 60 - Marcus Williams (39 brup, 21 int) - 2010-13, 46 - Steve Krumrei (30 brup, 16 int) - 1967-69, 45 - Matt Swanson (33 brup, 12 int) - 1997-00, 42 - Tre Dempsey (26 brup, 16 int) - 2014-17, 41 - Tim Jacobsen (31 brup, 10 int) - 1992-95, 40 - C. Dudzik (27 brup, 13 int) - 2011-14, 38 - Robbie Grimsley (21 brup, 17 int) - 2015-18, 38 - Jalen Allison (30 brup, 8 int) - 2015-18, 38 - Tom Van Voorhis (26 brup, 12 int) - 1981-85. But again, that proved to be no contest. The 1986 team came off an 11-2-1 record from the previous season. I dont know if the personnel was a big change because, in 1984, we were quite young and in 85, we had pretty much most everybody coming back. Here are the statistical leaders in North Dakota State football history. They had a good team, absolutely. So when that came to be, I think it was a matter of being exactly what I said, resilient. Receiving--Kretchman (NDSU) 2-22; Parr (USD) 2-17; Southwick (USD) 1-30; Stark (NDSU) 1-14. The team finished the regular season with a 91 record and made the NCAA Division II playoffs. Murray I watch it all the time. After another weekend of notable results, here are some of the biggest changes you need to know about in the NCAA.com power rankings. We were stunned. Here's everything to know about the Bison's dynasty, including season-by-season records, notable players and breakdowns of every one of NDSU's championship runs. North Dakota State University Football Single-Season History. 1 overall seed Jacksonville State. They had incredible athletes, but they just tried to do too many individual things and the veer, there isnt any better team concept than the veer because you have to work together. Tom played safety on the 1990 championship team. Here's how North Dakota State football finished in each of its seasons as a Division IFCS program. Solomonson There was no talk about making the playoffs or anything. In the third quarter, I took another hit and it separated even more. James Hendricks (2016-19): 14. This time we met inside the Bison Sports Arena, right outside where the old weight room used to be and just sat in the stands there and he told us that, listen, we dont know how things are going to change the ranking. North Dakota State University Football Single-Season History. UND was the last game of the year. Track and Field. Here are the men thatd like to tell you their version of the story: The following is a compilation of seven individual interviews conducted over the phone and in person. I think we had a little chip on our shoulder and we knew we were way better than what we showed earlier in the year down there. I think they were pretty effective at it. If he makes the field goal, were not talking about the 30th anniversary of the 85 championship team for sure. I dont know if I would say they didnt stand a chance against us, but I felt confident that we were going to play well. Murray Rocky came over to take over the defense. Youre over it by that time. Again, if it doesnt work, well, it goes out of bounds, hopefully. Bentrim I separated my shoulder in the first quarter but kept playing, iced it at halftime and kept playing. By the time we got back to the playoffs, Mike was a much better player and certainly could hold his own against that all-conference nose tackle that they had. He went on to hire his staff and I was technically out of a job for a couple weeks, because they made a national search for the job and I was the one guy sitting down the long hallway, in the Fieldhouse, with the light on still trying to do some recruiting and keep things moving. 4. DeBates I think the highlight for myself and probably for most of my teammates was definitely a transition year. Bentrim 1985 is special because of what we had overcome. Were trying get out of our own way, were trying to get going, were stuck in the mud with anything offensively. Robbie Grimsley (2015-18): 17 The Bison played their home games at Dacotah Field in Fargo, North Dakota. 1985 was supposed to be the Bisons year. The backfield trio of Jeff Bentrim, Chad Stark and James Molstre were returning for their junior seasons and Don Morton was the hottest football coach in America. I think all the expectations were that the Bison were going to go down there and knock them off their perch. David Samson / The Forum FARGO - North Dakota State's football team has enjoyed a stretch . Bentrim I was in my apartment at F court in the University Village and I was watching Jim Adelson, the old sportscaster, and he just said, We have unbelievably great news. Bentrim It was THE play of the game, no question. 9 South Dakota State 27, North Dakota State 19. Wentz was named most outstanding player after completing 15-of-22 passes and recording two touchdowns. The 1985 team came off an 112 record from the previous season. November 2, 1985 @Nebraska-Omaha, 13-12 Won, 6-2-1 (5-1-1). Chad Stark Honestly, I cant remember truthfully where I heard it. He has covered numerous NCAA championship events, including the FCS Championship and College World Series. 13 Iowa (23-21 in 2016), all on the road. Then Benny gets tripped up by inside pressure and pitches the ball to Molstre. Kolpack I got the press release. USD NDSU Stark We knew they were good. Wentz finished his final collegiate game 16-of-29 with a passing touchdown and two rushing scores en route to being named most outstanding player again. Latest on North Dakota State Bison running back Kobe Johnson including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN Their offense did a pretty good job on our defense, too; we had some injuries on the defensive line. The top-seeded Bison cruised past 7-seed Towson in the title game, scoring 28 unanswered points from the second quarter on. ); : Tech. You dont want to fix something that isnt broken. Thank God James knew me and knew I wasnt going to give it up until I was down and so he was in the pitch relationship. He was named Bill Snyder's successor at Kansas State prior to North Dakota State's semifinal matchup. Were going to have to run a few more coverages, were going to have to run a few more schemes, maybe blitz some more. They did change things up. Indiv Season Records; Team Season Records Individual Season Records : RUSHING. It doesnt matter the score, were going to push you, were going to keep going and were going to right the ship. I think that was the perfect thing to say to our group of guys. Indiv Season Records; Team Season Records Individual Season Records : RUSHING. The defense shined brightest in the national championship game, holding top seed Sam Houston State's offense entering with an FCS-best 39 points per game to two field goals. You remember the 1984 championship game against Troy. I remember like it was yesterday. Murray Once we beat USD, I dont think there was a team in the nation that couldve beat us in the championship game. On this Wikipedia the language links are at the top of the page across from the article title. The priority was: Lets win this game and then win the national championship. Solomonson I still remember on Mondays wed have a press conference, a telephone press conference with the opponents coach. Hats off to the side judge for not blowing the whistle there. Its the players that play the game and we had an underlining feeling and thought of emotion that this is a pretty good group of guys. GRIFFIN CROSA - Redshirt junior. That just fielded the motivation to play better in that game for the ultimate opportunity to win the title. The guy from Cal-Davis was on the line with us and he said, Just so you understand, you guys do not deserve to be in the playoffs. I cant even remember his name, but that was something that was shared with our players and of course, we go to Cal Davis to play them, and we went out and played our best game of the season. The 1985 North Dakota State football team represented North Dakota State University during the 1985 NCAA Division II football season, and completed the 89th season of Bison football. North Dakota State is one of five FCS programs to win titles in at least two consecutive seasons, and the Bison ownthe longest streak at five in a row (2011-15). Stick's top target,Darrius Shepherd, was named the most outstanding player with five receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns. The 1988 team came off a 6-4 record from the previous season. They were playing him at some wide receiver I think. In a split second I decided, well, nobody is covering James. 1974-Gary Keck, Si Tanka-Huron. 1985 was supposed to be the Bison's year. Im not going to waste any time. 1 - Ken Muckenhirn - 1986: 1 - Aaron Skyberg - 1998: 1 - Steve McMillan - 1971: 1 - Mark Roshell - 1989: 1 - Zach Colvin - 2013: 1 - Robbie Grimsley - 2017: 1 - Al Nowak - 1971: (Laughs). North Dakota State has gone undefeated in three of its nine national championship seasons. They probably got better athletes position by position, for the most part, but the team concept seemed like it gelled more in the Midwest than it does on the Coast. Phil Hansen (1987-90): 35 **All but one game was completed in the spring of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kolpack The Pitch, I think everybody remembers that. NDSU finished 15-0 in 2013 and 2018 and went 16-0 in 2019. Basketball. Is this real?. Bentrim Its hard to remember a lot of the details of the game, but I think we changed a couple blocking schemes and we might have added a few new wrinkles, but I think a lot of it was we had a young center in Mike Favor. Power rankings State 's three-peat from 2005-07 21 the 1985 team came off 11-2... ; most of my teammates was definitely a transition year a team in the year of notable results here. 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