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Published August 22, 2012, 06:25 PM

Bison secondary the backbone of their defense

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The Bison defense enters 2012 trying to duplicate what was the best unit in the country last season, allowing just 13 points a game, one reason as to why they can match it this year.

By: Dom Izzo, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The Bison defense enters 2012 trying to duplicate what was the best unit in the country last season, allowing just 13 points a game, one reason as to why they can match it this year.

The secondary, NDSU brings back three starters to that position group, led by All-American Marcus Williams, who at times last season, didn't see the ball thrown to his side of the field. That may change because as many as eight different guys have seen time on the field for NDSU.

Marcus Williams, NDSU Jr. Cornerback: “We are all looking good out there, we have a lot of guys at corner and safety. We are deep. Everybody is getting the plays down, the best men are going to play and I think we are going to get a good rotation going in this year.”

Andre Martin, NDSU Sr. Cornerback: “Looking at everybody around pretty much, with just him in particular, like I said everybody goes hard in practice. It's just that next level, everything gets harder, but him in particular, his technique, I just take little things from him and watching film just little stuff that he does because he is not an All-American for no reason. So I really appreciate and it's an honor to be on the team.”

The first FCS Coaches Poll of the year is out today, NDSU find itself on top of this one, garnering 19 first place votes. Sam Houston at 2. Northern Iowa clocks in at 7.

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