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North Dakota State
LocationFargo, ND
NicknameBison (buy-zen), aka Thundering Herd, The Herd
ColorsYellow and Green
Coach Chris Klieman (50-6-0 .893)
Conference Missouri Valley Football Conference
Stadium FargoDome (18,700)

2017 Schedule and Results (10-1)
9/2/2017Mississippi Valley State 72-7
9/9/2017at Eastern Washington 40-13
9/23/2017Robert Morris 56-0
9/30/2017Missouri State 38-11
10/7/2017at Indiana State 52-0
10/14/2017at Youngstown State 27-24
10/21/2017Western Illinois 24-12
10/28/2017Northern Iowa 30-14
11/4/2017at South Dakota State 21-33
11/11/2017South Dakota 49-14
11/18/2017at Illinois State 20-7


2017 Missouri Valley Football Conference
Conference Overall
W-L PF PA W-L PF PA
North Dakota State 7-1 261 115 10-1 429 135
South Dakota State 6-2 279 198 9-2 412 248
Northern Iowa 6-2 224 159 7-4 314 263
Western Illinois 5-3 260 201 8-3 391 245
South Dakota 4-4 259 218 7-4 416 259
Youngstown State 4-4 217 173 6-5 327 210
Illinois State 4-4 182 163 6-5 287 213
Southern Illinois 2-6 180 238 4-7 301 302
Missouri State 2-6 195 294 3-8 266 421
Indiana State 0-8 90 388 0-11 158 494


All-Time Win-Loss Record*: 706-371-34
1894 2-0-0 1920 2-3-1 1947 1-7-0 1972 8-2-0 1997 9-3-0
1895 1-1-0 1921 3-3-1 1948 3-7-0 1973 8-2-0 1998 7-4-0
1896 3-1-1 1922 6-2-0 1949 0-9-0 1974 7-4-0 1999 9-2-0
1897 0-3-0 1923 2-4-1 1950 2-7-0 1975 2-7-0 2000 12-2-0
1898 1-2-0 1924 5-3-0 1951 1-5-1 1976 9-3-0 2001 7-3-0
1899 0-1-0 1925 5-0-2 1952 5-4-0 1977 9-2-1 2002 2-8-0
1900 8-1-1 1926 5-3-0 1953 3-5-0 1978 6-4-0 2003 8-3-0
1901 7-0-0 1927 3-5-0 1954 1-7-1 1979 6-4-0 2004 8-3-0
1902 4-0-0 1928 3-4-1 1955 0-9-0 1980 6-4-0 2005 7-4-0
1903 5-1-0 1929 4-3-2 1956 5-4-0 1981 10-3-0 2006 10-1-0
1904 3-3-0 1930 7-2-0 1957 0-8-0 1982 12-1-0 2007 10-1-0
1905 1-4-1 1931 5-5-0 1958 3-6-0 1983 12-1-0 2008 6-5-0
1906 4-0-0 1932 7-2-0 1959 4-4-1 1984 11-2-0 2009 3-8-0
1907 3-0-0 1933 3-2-4 1960 3-5-1 1985 11-2-1 2010 9-5-0
1908 2-3-0 1934 5-3-2 1961 3-6-0 1986 13-0-0 2011 14-1-0
1909 2-2-1 1935 7-1-1 1962 0-10-0 1987 6-4-0 2012 14-1-0
1910 2-3-0 1936 4-5-0 1963 3-5-0 1988 14-0-0 2013 15-0-0
1911 3-1-0 1937 5-4-0 1964 10-1-0 1989 8-3-1 2014 15-1-0
1912 5-1-0 1938 5-4-0 1965 11-0-0 1990 14-0-0 2015 13-2-0
1913 0-2-2 1939 1-6-1 1966 8-2-0 1991 7-3-0 2016 12-2-0
1914 5-3-0 1940 1-8-0 1967 9-1-0 1992 10-2-0 2017 10-1-0
1915 3-3-0 1941 2-7-0 1968 10-0-0 1993 7-3-0
1916 3-2-1 1942 2-5-1 1969 10-0-0 1994 9-3-0
1917 4-2-0 1945 1-4-1 1970 9-0-1 1995 10-3-0
1919 5-1-1 1946 5-3-0 1971 7-2-0 1996 6-4-0
* Incomplete for non-DI programs.
Click here for NDSU's record versus individual opponents

FCS Impact
Playoff Appearances7  (Details...)
Playoff Record24-2
National Championships5
Runner-up Finishes0
FCS Membership2004-2017
Overall Record 146-35-0 (.807)
Record vs. FCS 132-32-0 (.805)
Record vs. FBS 9-3-0 (.750)
Record vs. DII 4-0-0 (1.000)
Record vs. NAIA 1-0-0 (1.000)

DII Impact
Playoff Appearances17  (Details...)
Playoff Record30-12
National Championships5
Runner-up Finishes2
DII Membership1973-2003
Overall Record 267-89-3 (.748)
Record vs. FCS 7-5-0 (.583)
Record vs. DII 257-84-3 (.751)
Record vs. DIII 1-0-0 (1.000)
Record vs. NAIA 1-0-0 (1.000)
Record vs. unknown 1-0-0 (1.000)

FCS Info
Playoff Results
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DII Info
Playoff Results
Playoff Teams

Highs and Lows Since 1973
Margin of Victory 80 ( 80-0 on 9/9/2000 vs Minn. State - Moorhead )
Margin of Defeat 38 ( 0-38 on 9/5/1981 vs Northern Michigan )
Most Points Scored 80 ( 80-0 on 9/9/2000 vs Minn. State - Moorhead )
Most Points Allowed 49 ( 42-49 on 11/9/2002 vs Nebraska-Omaha )

Record Book
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Record Book (Postseason)
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NCAA Football Divisions
DI FCS Teams
DI FBS Teams
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Active DI Coaches
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