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Published November 10, 2011, 10:20 PM

Jensen stepping up as Bison seek conference title

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Craig Bohl knew he needed a passing game if the Bison wanted to contend for a national championship this year. Never in his wildest dreams would he have expected his sophomore quarterback to be leading the nation in several passing categories, but thanks to Brock Jensen NDSU is a win away from a conference title.

By: Dom Izzo, WDAY

Craig Bohl knew he needed a passing game if the Bison wanted to contend for a national championship this year. Never in his wildest dreams would he have expected his sophomore quarterback to be leading the nation in several passing categories, but thanks to Brock Jensen NDSU is a win away from a conference title.

Matt Veldman – 20 Receptions, 205 Yards, 3 TDs in 2011: :Lot more confident this year, had spring and fall to hone his skills and spread the field.”

Spread the field isn't a term normally associated with Bison football, but that's the case this year as Brock Jensen has had a record setting year throwing the ball. He set an NDSU record with 19 consecutive completions, and his accuracy has even changed the way NDSU calls a game.

Brent Vigen – NDSU Offensive Coordinator: “Makes you feel more comfortable on 1st down, not afraid of 2nd and 10, makes us tougher to defend.”

Brock Jensen – 72.5 Completion Percentage Tops in FCS: “It's all about confidence, the more experience I've got the more comfortable I feel back there, in my mind, anybody could sit back there and do the same thing we've put together on offense.”

Not anybody could put up these numbers. Jensen is number one in the nation in completion percentage, he has thrown just one interception, which is best in the country and his touchdown to interception ratio is 11 to 1.

Matt Veldman: “Guys look at him and they know what he's doing, I wouldn't say he had a quiver in his voice, he would say the play this year, he calls the play and knows what he's going to do.”

Brock Jensen: “One year makes a big difference, that's the biggest trait that I think.”

Jensen will be without Zach Vraa on Saturday whose collarbone is still not healed.

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