Articles Tagged “North Dakota State”

  • It Was A Very Good Year

    It Was A Very Good Year

    As the disappointment of Saturday’s 17-6 loss to an outstanding North Dakota State team in the NCAA Division I National Championship final wears off, Bearkat players and fans can look back on the 2011 football season and realize it was a very good year.

    In fact, it is remarkable all the things the Kats were able to accomplish with such a young squad…

  • Dream Season Comes to an End

    Dream Season Comes to an End

    With both defenses keeping offense to a minimum, North Dakota State made more plays down the stretch and that was the difference Saturday in Frisco, Texas.

    In their first NCAA Division I national championship football game appearance, the top-ranked Bearkats came up short 17-6, which ended their perfect season and their quest for a national title at Pizza Hut Park…

  • Bison 17, Bearkats 6

    Bison 17, Bearkats 6

    An unrelenting defense limited Sam Houston State to its lowest total offense and point total of the season ended the Bearkats’ dream season as North Dakota State posted a 17-6 victory in the NCAA Division I National Championship Game Saturday afternoon.

    The Bison and the Bearkats both ended the season with 14-1 records but North Dakota State took home the trophy after a hard-fought battle at Pizza Hut Park.

  • Fritz Gets a New Contract

    Fritz Gets a New Contract

    Sam Houston State coach Willie Fritz, who has led the Bearkats to within one win of the school’s first football national championship, will sign a reworked contract at the end of the season, athletic director Bobby Williams said Thursday…

  • Bearkats Prepare for National Title Game in Frisco

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    Bearkats Prepare for National Title Game in Frisco

    Courtesy KBTX The Sam Houston State football team is in Frisco for Saturday’s Football Championship Subdivsion National Championship game against North Dakota State. The Bearkats were at Pizza Hut Park Thursday morning taking a team…

  • Bearkats’ Center Earns NCAA FCS Academic Honor

    Bearkats’ Center Earns NCAA FCS Academic Honor

    Travis Watson of Sam Houston State, who earned first team All-Southland Conference honors this year as the starting center for the 14-0 Bearkat football team, has been named as one of 58 student-athletes to be listed on the 14th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team…

  • Taylor Twins Double Trouble

    Taylor Twins Double Trouble

    Sam Houston State safety Darnell Taylor stands ready to slow down North Dakota State’s offense when he steps onto the field for Saturday’s Football Championship Subdivision title game in Frisco.
    Taylor’s twin brother, Darius, won’t be far away. That usually means double trouble…

  • NCAA Q&A w/ Willie Fritz

    NCAA Q&A w/ Willie Fritz

    Sam Houston head football coach Willie Fritz joined members of the national media for a news conference prior to the Bearkats returning to workouts in preparation for the NCAA Division I National Championship Game in Frisco Jan. 7. The following is a transcript of that news conference…

  • FCS Championship Game Sells Out, is Playoff Format Working?

    FCS Championship Game Sells Out, is Playoff Format Working?

    Sam Houston State and North Dakota State did not rely on rankings, coach’s polls or computer data to reach the NCAA Division I Football Championship. They earned their spots in the Jan. 7 contest by advancing in the playoffs.

    Either the Bearkats or Bison will walk off the field at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco as the national champion. No debate.

    “It is survival of the fittest,” Sam Houston State coach Willie Fritz said Wednesday. “You’ve got to be mentally tough and you’ve got to be physically tough to advance and keep playing.”

  • Kats to Take on North Dakota

    Kats to Take on North Dakota

    The number one and two seeds will meet head on in the NCAA Division I Football Championship game Saturday, Jan. 7, at 12 noon in Pizza Hut Park in Frisco.

    No. 2 seed North Dakota State rolled to a 35-7 victory over No. 3 seed Georgia Southern Saturday afternoon in the Fargodome.

    No. 1 seed Sam Houston defeated No. 4 Montana 31-28 Friday night in Huntsville…