Jan. 2, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo. - New University of Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl will lead his No. 1 ranked North Dakota State Bison into the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) National Championship game on Saturday in search of the Bison's third consecutive national title.
Saturday's FCS National Championship game is scheduled to kick off at Noon, Mountain Time at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. NDSU enters the game with a 14-0 record. The Bison will face No. 4 ranked Towson, 13-2 overall, for this year's national championship. The game will be televised live on ESPN2 with Anish Shroff (play-by-play), Kelly Stouffer (color analyst) and Cara Capuano describing the action.
The Bison advanced to this year's National Championship game by defeating: Furman (38-7) in their first game of the 2013 FCS Playoffs; Coastal Carolina (48-14) in the FCS Quarterfinal Round; and New Hampshire (52-14) in the FCS Semifinals.
Bohl is in his 11th season as head coach of the NDSU Bison. He has built a 103-32 (76.3 percent) record as head coach at North Dakota State. He has guided the Bison to the FCS Quarterfinals each of the last four seasons, winning the last two FCS national titles in 2011 and 2012 and posting a 13-1 record in the FCS Playoffs. His last three teams have posted records of 14-1 (2011), 14-1 (2012) and are currently 14-0 in 2013 as they seek their third consecutive national title.
Only one other program in FCS history has won three consecutive national titles. That was Appalachian State in 2005, 2006 and 2007. North Dakota State will be looking to extend its current 23-game winning streak, which is one game shy of the NDSU and FCS records for consecutive victories. The Bison won 24 straight games from 1964-66 to set the school record. The University of Pennsylvania set the FCS record of 24 consecutive wins from 1992-95. That record was later tied by Montana from 2001-02, under former Wyoming head coach Joe Glenn.
NDSU is also seeking a school single-season record for wins. With a win Saturday, they would improve to 15-0 on the season. The Bison are trying to become the first undefeated FCS national champion since Marshall went 15-0 to win the 1996 FCS title.
Following Saturday's FCS National Championship Game, Bohl will be beginning his new role as head coach of the Wyoming Cowboys