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Published November 30, 2012, 10:16 PM

NDSU defense prepares to play SDSU

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- He may be the most marked man for the NDSU defense since the Bison tried to stop Taiwan Jones from Eastern Washington two years ago.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- He may be the most marked man for the NDSU defense since the Bison tried to stop Taiwan Jones from Eastern Washington two years ago.

SDSU's Zach Zenner led all of FCS in rushing yards this season and while he only finished 7th in the Walter Payton Award voting, he has the attention of the NDSU defense as it's biggest priority tomorrow.

NDSU Defensive Coordinator, Chris Klieman, says, "We have to be able to get off blocks. We have to limit his big plays and that's the thing that you notice. One of his big games, he's got that 60-70 yard run. He's got tremendous speed and we have to keep him coralled and we have our hands full."

Grant Olson says, "Coaches make good calls for us, allows us to get an extra guy in the box to stop the run. But, overall it just comes down to gang tackling and playing as a unit, working with each other and doing your job specifically."

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