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Published December 14, 2012, 04:49 PM

A Friday night game reminds the Bison players of high school days

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- In just a few minutes the gates will open here inside the Fargodome for what many are calling the biggest home game in Bison football history as NDSU hosts Georgia Southern on national TV for the right to go back to Frisco.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- In just a few minutes the gates will open here inside the Fargodome for what many are calling the biggest home game in Bison football history as NDSU hosts Georgia Southern on national TV for the right to go back to Frisco.

The Bison have received their fair share of exposure over the past few years including last year's national championship win, but tonight is different, with this game being in their backyard and for the players it's a reminder of their high school days.

Grant Olson says, "I'm not the perfect Bison historian, but I don't think we've played a Friday night game in a really long time. I know that it's as long as our strength coach has been here and that's been awhile. I believe since Coach Bohl has been here as well. So, that's going to be exciting. Just the opportunity to play a night game and really get the fans into it and stuff. So, it's going to be very exciting. We're going to be very prepared and ready to go."

Billy Turner says, "It's going to be a great environment. There's going to be a lot of people here. A lot of the guys are going to be a little more jacked up than we usually are. A lot of us, playing on Friday night again is kind of like football. Friday night lights again! It's going to be an exciting atmosphere."

Ricky Hagen says, "It's going to be nuts. Last year was the loudest the dome has ever been. I think this Friday night is going to surpass that even. It's something that we all look forward to. We love playing in the dome. It gives us an advantage definitely, playing on defense. I feel like that's going to be a great atmosphere to say the least."

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