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2011 North Dakota State Bison football team

The 2011 North Dakota State Bison football team represented North Dakota State University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Bison were led by ninth year head coach Craig Bohl and played their home games at the Fargodome. They are a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. They finished the season 14–1, 7–1 in MVFC play to share the conference title with Northern Iowa. This was the last season until the December 9th 2017 FCS Semifinal game against Wofford that the Home Attendance at the FargoDome was under 18,000. They received the conference's automatic bid into the FCS playoffs, their second FCS playoff bid in school history, where they advanced to the National Championship Game and defeated Sam Houston State to win their first FCS National Championship.

2011 North Dakota State Bison football
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NCAA Division I FCS national champion
MVFC co-champion
ConferenceMissouri Valley Football Conference
Ranking
Sports NetworkNo. 4
FCS CoachesNo. 4
2011 record14–1 (7–1 MVFC)
Head coachCraig Bohl (9th season)
Offensive coordinatorBrent Vigen (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorScottie Hazelton (2nd season)
Home stadiumFargodome
(Capacity: 18,700)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 MVFC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 North Dakota State +^   7 1         14 1  
#2 Northern Iowa +^   7 1         10 3  
#18 Illinois State   5 3         7 4  
Indiana State   4 4         6 5  
South Dakota State   4 4         5 6  
Youngstown State   4 4         6 5  
Southern Illinois   2 6         4 7  
Missouri State   2 6         2 9  
Western Illinois   1 7         2 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 36:00 PMLafayette*No. 11W 42–617,023
September 106:00 PMSaint Francis (PA)*No. 11
  • Fargodome
  • Fargo, ND
ND-NBCW 56–318,341
September 246:00 PMat Minnesota*No. 8BTNW 37–2448,802
October 11:00 PMIllinois State* No. 5
  • Fargodome
  • Fargo, ND
ND-NBC, CSN-CHIW 20–1018,904
October 82:00 PMat No. 20 Southern IllinoisNo. 4ESPN3W 9–39,059
October 156:00 PMMissouri StateNo. 4
  • Fargodome
  • Fargo, ND
Midco Sports NetW 51–2118,029
October 222:00 PMat South Dakota StateNo. 3Midco Sports NetW 38–1414,823
October 293:00 PMNo. 2 Northern IowaNo. 3
  • Fargodome
  • Fargo, ND
FCS Central, ND-NBC, KXJB-TVW 27–1918,886
November 51:00 PMat No. 21 Indiana StateNo. 1ESPN3W 27–166,412
November 123:00 PMYoungstown StateNo. 1
  • Fargodome
  • Fargo, ND
ND-NBCL 24–2718,450
November 191:00 PMat Western IllinoisNo. 5KJXB-TVW 37–213,560
December 33:00 PMNo. 17 James Madison*No. 4
ESPN3W 26–1417,432
December 103:00 PMNo. 6 Lehigh*No. 4
ESPN3W 24–018,111
December 171:00 PMNo. 3 Georgia Southern*No. 4
ESPNUW 35–718,108
January 712:00 PMNo. 1 Sam Houston State*No. 4
ESPN2W 17–620,586

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 26, 2011. Retrieved June 1, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)