Bison Spring Football Game(WDAY TV) -- The parking lots near the FargoDome and Alerus Center were flooded with tailgaters this afternoon for the annual spring games and it seemed only fitting that the weather brought back memories of a crisp and cool Saturday in October.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
The parking lots near the FargoDome and Alerus Center were flooded with tailgaters this afternoon for the annual spring games and it seemed only fitting that the weather brought back memories of a crisp and cool Saturday in October. It appears the momentum of NDSU's National Championship run isn't over. 5,800 fans showed up destroying last year's attendance record of 3,000. The 2011 team was presented with its national championship rings.
The offense tried to pick up where last year left off...here's Brock Jensen connecting with Wahpeton native Ryan Smith...the nice curl and Smith goes for 28 yards, the longest play from scrimmage on the day. Still scoreless in the 2nd quarter, the MVP of the game could have been punter Ben LeCompte...getting his first chance on the big stage, he had a great day, 6 punts, averaged 40 per kick, long was 54.
We're scoreless at the break.
The 2nd unit defense looked good too. Ryan Stanford under pressure, he fumbles the ball...scooped up by Mahnomen's Alex Lavoy, who had a great day, led everybody with 7 tackles. Finally the gold team drew first blood in the 4th quarter, sophomore Adam Keller, replacing Ryan Jastram, drills a 43 yard field goal, the only scoring of the game as the Gold wins it 3-0. Craig Bohl knows the offense still needs some tweaking.
Craig Bohl – NDSU Head Coach: “I think we're a little bit off right now. That can be attributed to a lot of things. I think we're off the critical path. We need to hone in some things to get that back. I do know we are further along, offensively, this spring than we were last spring. Throughout these 15 practices we got a lot better.”
Brock Jensen – NDSU Quarterback: “Throughout these 15 practices we got a lot better. Today, just gave us a chance to go out there and make some plays and try to score some points. Even though, Keller got the only points on the day for us. But, it was good experience for a lot of young guys that haven't played a lot of football and we got better.”