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Five-peat: Cyclones latest FBS victim for North Dakota State

Aaron Wimberly, Carlton Littlejohn AP

Fear the Bison indeed.

Saturday afternoon in Ames, North Dakota State beat — note the lack of the word “upset” — the homestanding Iowa State Cyclones, walking out with a 34-14 beating and/or woodshedding of ISU.  A few years ago, such a win would’ve been seismic.  Now?  Just another day at the football office for the Bison.

The season-opening win marks the fifth straight season that NDSU, the FCS champions the past three season, has knocked off an FBS team.  In fact, it’s the fourth win against a team from one of the so-called Power Five conferences in that span.

The growing list of slain FBS victims is as follows:

— a season-opening 24-21 win over Kansas State in 2013.
— a 22-7 win over Colorado State in 2012.
— a 2011 win over Minnesota by the score of 37-24.
–a 6-3 win over Kansas in the 2010 opener.

Memo to FBS football programs, especially those lower-level Power Five conference teams: Stop.  Scheduling. The Bison.  You’re welcome.

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8 Responses to “Five-peat: Cyclones latest FBS victim for North Dakota State”
  1. bonnovi says: Aug 30, 2014 3:39 PM

    The Bison are better than half of the teams in the Big 12.

  2. bostonfrogs says: Aug 30, 2014 4:11 PM

    A better solution might be for Iowa State to simply start scheduling down to start their season. Is Manhattan Hairstyling Academy already booked for the 2015 opener?

  3. willjasper says: Aug 30, 2014 5:41 PM

    Be wary of this team. All they have to do in North Dakota is play football and smoke meth!

  4. irishdodger says: Aug 30, 2014 5:57 PM

    Lazard got his wish he’s playing for Iowa State. Enjoy your career young man.

  5. planecrashguy says: Aug 31, 2014 3:23 AM

    ND St would be a .500 or better team in any 1-A league. They remind me of Stanford, disciplined/well coached and very physical.

  6. 1twinsfan says: Aug 31, 2014 9:30 AM

    Go Bison! Not bad for a team that lost 12 starters and their head coach. If only they weren’t gold and green. I hate looking like a Packers fan from a distance.

  7. gr8force says: Aug 31, 2014 10:36 AM

    I’m surprised the Big 12 haven’t latched onto NDST and tried to bring them into the conference. Amazing team.

  8. planecrashguy says: Aug 31, 2014 4:28 PM

    B12 isn’t going after a team with a 19K seat stadium. That’s smaller than any team in the MAC

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