Bison heading to Frisco again following close winFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Bison fans will once again be making the Texas two-step this year after NDSU pulled out a dramatic win over Georgia Southern Friday night, going down as one of the most thrilling in Bison history.
By: Dom Izzo, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Bison fans will once again be making the Texas two-step this year after NDSU pulled out a dramatic win over Georgia Southern Friday night, going down as one of the most thrilling in Bison history.
The scene Friday night was unlike anything Fargo had ever seen, a sellout crowd, a national TV audience and a spot in the national championship game on the line. The two teams traded punches in the first half, with Georgia Southern holding a 13-9 lead. It was the Eagles that made the first mistake of the 2nd half and NDSU took advantage.
Sam Ojuri, NDSU Junior Running Back: “It was important to take advantage of all my opportunities and seen the hole and took it and ran and made sure I didn't get caught.”
The Bison defense stepped up forcing a three and out, but then a critical play in the game, when Jordan Champion was flagged for roughing the punter. GSU kept the ball and eventually re-took the lead at 20-16, a huge momentum swing.
Craig Bohl, NDSU Head Coach: “In my mind i knew it was going to be a pivotal play, once you get thru the frustration you look and say trying to make a play, and if he blocks it everyone's going crazy.”
Brock Jensen then had his own John Elway moment, as the Bison drove down the field in the final five minutes of the game, leading NDSU to the four yard line, then a decision needed to be made with a 4th and 3 coming up.
Brock Jensen, NDSU Junior Quarterback: “There was multiple timeouts and we had the same play call on every single time.”
Bohl: “That call was a dicey call, as you know GSU called timeout twice, lot of debating going on.”
Jensen: “Those are the types of situations you live for as a competitor.”