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2016 Year In Review

2016 was a historic season for the University of North Dakota football program.  They went undefeated in Big Sky Conference play to be conference champs, earned their first ever FCS Playoff berth, and they won the most games in the D1 era (9) and even earned a top 8 seed in the playoffs. Awards Big…
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UND’s Playoff Loss Ends Season

The UND Football team gave the raucous home crowd many things to cheer about on Saturday.  Unfortunately, a few mistakes cost them in the second half and the Richmond Spider took advantage to escape the Alerus Center with a 27-24 second round playoff victory.  The loss ended UND’s season.  Their 9-3 record was the best in…
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FCS Playoff Preview – #7 UND Fighting Hawks Vs. Richmond Spiders

The Game Vitals Game Time – 5:00pm – Alerus Center  Opponent – Richmond Spiders  Game Notes –  UND  TV – DirecTV 789  Radio – UND Radio Network Online Streaming – ESPN3 (WatchESPN) Spread – UND +3.   Total = 55 Richmond Spiders (9-3) Breakdown — Offense = multiple formation — Defense = 3-3-5 Offensively – The Spider offense is very balanced as their run to pass ratio is approximately 50/50.  They overwhelmingly…
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A Few Thoughts – Richmond Week

As everyone knows, the biggest game in the D1 era is coming up on Saturday for the UND Football team.  Their first ever playoff game, their first ever home playoff game, all wrapped into one. There have been some hot topics and random thoughts floating around the past couple weeks as UND has not played…
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The Richmond Spiders Are Coming To The Forks

UND now knows who their opponent will be on Saturday.  The heavily favored Richmond Spiders took care of over-matched North Carolina A&T by a score of 39-10 to advance in the FCS playoffs. Richmond put up 491 yards of offense and held A&T to 226 total yards.  Head Coach Danny Rocco surprised everyone by pulling the…
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A Quick Look – Richmond And North Carolina A&T

The game will be available on WatchEspn (ESPN3).  Game time is set for 1pm CT.  Winner heads to the Alerus Center next weekend. North Carolina A&T 2016 Statistics –Led by All-American RB #28 Tarik Cohen.  1,518 yards and 18 TD’s. –Starting QB and backup have been injured.  Sr. Oluwafemi Bamiro played the majority of their…
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UND Playoff Bound

The theme for the University of North Dakota Football program in 2016 was “Leave No Doubt“.  In the eyes of the NCAA Selection Committee, they did just that. UND was not only selected to be a one of 24 playoff teams, they were given the #7 overall seed.  With the seed comes a bye week. For…
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SFI Live Chat – 2016 Playoff Edition

Welcome to the SFI Live Chat.  We will be up and running at 1:30pm CT today!

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2016 FCS Playoff Selection Thoughts

Now that UND’s regular season is over it’s time to look ahead to the FCS Playoffs.  “Playoffs?”  You’re darn straight, G. UND is officially in the FCS playoffs for the first time in school history! It is a historic moment for a program that has had many ups and downs since the transition to D1…
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Another Epic UND Comeback = Big Sky Champions

In what was another comeback for the ages, UND rallied from a 21 point deficit in the 3rd quarter to beat Northern Arizona 38-31 and wrap up a share of their first ever Big Sky Championship.   UND went undefeated (8-0) in conference play.  Also, this secures a spot in the playoffs, a home game and…
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