2007: Bison stun Sam Houston State in the final secondsFargo, ND (WDAY Sports) - Craig Bohl said it's a night he'll always remember. The best term to describe it came in simple form from Receiver Kole Heckendorf when he said "it was crazy".
By: Jody Norstedt, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY Sports) - Craig Bohl said it's a night he'll always remember. The best term to describe it came in simple form from Receiver Kole Heckendorf when he said "it was crazy".
Those were responses after one of the wildest games ever played at the Fargodome. The Bison put together an unbelievable drive in the final seconds to stun Sam Houston State, 41-38. Those two teams will meet again in 12 days for the FCS National Title, but tonight we take a look back at the magical finish in 2007.
The hype was there all week, Just ask the nearly 19,000 that were in attendance. They watched 4th ranked NDSU open a first half lead, on the strength of Senior Quarterback Steve Walker's right arm.
The Bison led by 3 at the half, but really hit stride in the 3rd, when Walker found tight end and former South standout Jeremiah Wurzbacher for a 75-yard touchdown. NDSU entered the 4th quarter with a comfortable 34-21 lead.
But, Sam Houston State QB Rhett Bomar changed that in a hurry. The transfer from Oklahoma finished with 461 yards of offense, and led the Bearkats to 17 consecutive points. Including this go-ahead touchdown, with only 26 seconds left on the clock.
Craig Bohl's Bison needed a miracle, and a touchdown. Walker would deliver! After a pooch kick gave them good field position, Walker hit Kole Heckendorf for a 27-yard gain. Two plays later, the same connection sent the Fargodome into a Frenzy, Walker's record-tying 5th touchdown pass gave NDSU a 41-38 lead with 7 seconds left.
In the postgame press conference Walker said the final play was something he made up in the huddle. That creativity won't soon be forgotten by Bison fans.