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December 20, 2013

Players say Bison, Wildcats present similar looks


“Coastal Carolina came in here and everyone was talking about their offense,” Turner said. “Furman was coming in here just talking about, you know, they beat Georgia Southern, they beat Wofford, they were going to get payback for their conference and what not.

“Each team had something different to say, but I haven’t heard anything out of New Hampshire yet,” he said.

The Wildcats advanced with wins over Lafayette, Maine and Southeastern Louisiana. This will be their third straight game on the road. NDSU hasn’t left town for a month.

The Bison are 9-0 overall at home in the FCS playoffs and have won 10 straight home postseason games dating back to a 1992 victory in the Division II tournament. NDSU’s 22-game winning streak is the longest in Division I, ahead of 15 in a row by Florida State.

The ESPN-driven game day schedule for NDSU will be drastically different from last week, when players met at 7:15 a.m. for the pre-game meal in advance of an 11 a.m. kickoff. Friday’s game at the Fargodome is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

“Friday night lights ... this brings me back to the high school days,” Bison All-American defensive back Marcus Williams said. “There’s nothing better than playing under those lights in front of that crowd.”


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