Sam Houston offense features two main weaponsFrisco, TX (WDAY TV) - We have some breaking news regarding the FCS national championship game: There's been a trade: WDAY has sent Sports Director Dom Izzo to Frisco, Texas in exchange for record high temperatures. Here he is with more on the Bison opponent.
By: Dom Izzo, WDAY
We have some breaking news regarding the FCS national championship game: There's been a trade: WDAY has sent Sports Director Dom Izzo to Frisco, Texas in exchange for record high temperatures. Here he is with more on the Bison opponent.
Hi everyone and welcome back to Frisco and our coverage of the FCS championship game. The NDSU defense has been tested throughout the postseason, but on Saturday comes the final exam facing a Sam Houston offense that leads the nation in scoring, averaging 39 points per game. Tonight, we introduce you to the Bearkats.
The Sam Houston offense is led by two sophomores; running back Tim Flanders and wide receiver Richard Sincere. Both have torched opposing defenses all year long.
Richard Sincere – Sam Houston State Sophomore WR: “Sky is the limit. We have so many weapons and different personnel that we can use to get an edge on the defense. It just depends on everybody executing their assignments and we can go anywhere. It's kind of like pick your poison. You have to stop somebody, but you can't stop us all because we have too many weapons. If you key in on somebody, we'll always have somebody else come up and make a big play.”
Tim Flanders – Sam Houston State Sophomore RB: “They have to stop one of us. They have to stop the dive read, the option, or the passing game. We have so many weapons on the offense that anybody can score at any given time.”
Not to be overlooked is sophomore quarterback Brian Bell, who has guided Sam Houston State to a perfect 14-0 record.
Brian Bell – Sam Houston State Sophomore QB: “With these kind of athletes on the field, I doubt that they would focus in on me. Them overlooking me every now and then and showing me some love, I like that.”
Bob Debesse – Sam Houston State Offensive Coordinator: “I think Brian is a guy that people sometimes do take for granted. In high school all he did was throw the ball all around the yard. He's kind of been thrust into this offense. He'd never done it before. He's capable; he's a little bit faster than people might think.”
As for NDSU, a special group of seniors are putting on the pads for the last time. But, it hasn't quite hit them just yet.
Matt Veldman – NDSU Senior TE: “I'm glad I know this game is it no matter what. We played against Georgia Southern and we were, like, I don't know if this is my last game or not. But, win or lose this game, this is it and that gives us some closure.”
A reminder, our coverage from Frisco continues all week culminating on Saturday with the pre-game show starting at 10:30 on WDAY.com, the live blog follows at 11 am. Tonight at 10, we'll hear from two native Texans playing their last games as members of the Bison hoping to go out as National Champs.