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Frisco, TX (WDAY TV) As the clock hit zero, WDAY followed fans soaking in the celebration.

And like usual -- the fans stormed the field.

Popular philosophy states that the journey is more important than the destination, try telling that to these fans.

"I thought the championship last year was not expected. I would say this one is more unexpected than the one last year," said Eric Meyers.

Unexpected due to losses and injuries that are now defined as character building moments.

"Everyone kind of doubted us and it really shows how strong NDSU is and how we all believe,” said Tori Rude, another Bison fan.

For other fans, the win stands out for its historical significance.

"Well, five in a row, it's a new record."

Some tried to commemorate the record with a souvenir of grass like in 2014… when the field was sloppy.

But they didn't have much luck in the cold.

The only other bad news may be for those fans hoping to bask in the glory of déjà vu all over again because the celebration had barely started when talk shifted to next season.

"Next year we're going to repeat the Three-peat,” said Meyers.

No matter what you call it, we now know what comes next will be a new chapter in an ongoing and unprecedented reign.

"Five-Peat! Five-Peat! Five-Peat! Five-Peat! Five-Peat!"

Bison Nation was out in full force today.

According to the NCAA, 21,836 fans watched the game in person.

It's the largest attendance for the championship since it moved to Frisco in 2010.

Drew Trafton

I joined the WDAY 6 news team in September of 2013 as a weekend anchor and reporter. I am currently the Assitant News Director and 5p.m. anchor. Previous to arriving in the F-M area, I worked as a broadcast journalist at the CBS affiliate (KTVQ) in Billings, Montana (sidenote: my hometown). I have worn many hats in my young broadcast career as an anchor, reporter, producer, sports producer and online producer. However, my favorite role to play is storyteller. Off the clock (are we ever really off the clock?) I enjoy taking in a sporting event on TV or in person. On the professional level, I root for Seattle teams. As a graduate of the University of Montana, I also enjoys FCS football (but forgive my allegiance). I also enjoy reading, watching movies, listening to good music and frolicking in the outdoors. I enjoy those things all the more when I can do them with my wife and our daughter. If you have a story idea for me, or just want to say hello, you can send me an email!

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