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North Dakota State redshirt senior OLB Nick DeLuca's status is uncertain after suffering a "non-ACL" knee injury in practice.

He'll travel to Eastern Washington for Saturday's game, but DeLuca's status playing status is uncertain at this time. DeLuca was knocked out for the year last September with a shoulder injury. Prior to that injury, ESPN's Mel Kiper had mentioned him as a potential sleeper prospect.
Sep 8 - 1:48 PM

Illinois junior WR Desmond Cain transferred to North Dakota State.

Cain, a three-star recruit, got off to a quick start in college with a 53-492-1 receiving line as a freshman in 2015. Unfortunately, his sophomore campaign was a huge disappointment (five passes for 61 yards) due to both a knee issue and a general falling out with the new coaching staff. Since he's dropping to the FCS, Cain is eligible to play for the Bison immediately in 2017.
Apr 10 - 4:51 PM

North Dakota State T Zach Johnson accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

The Bison have another NFL prospect on the line after shipping Joe Haeg to the pros last year. Johnson was a first-team All-Missouri Valley pick this season.
Jan 13 - 1:10 PM

North Dakota State sophomore QB Easton Stick threw for 188 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 83 yards and two additional scores in Saturday's 36-10 win over South Dakota State in the FCS Quarterfinals.

The Bison just don't lose these games. They are currently working on a monster streak of 22 consecutive victories in postseason play. The first half of Saturday's quarterfinal proved anything but a breeze, as South Dakota State held a 10-7 lead early in the second quarter. Then the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Stick went driving. It was a long, long drive. After 12 minutes and 20 plays, North Dakota State would take a 14-10 lead on a three-yard Stick run shortly before halftime. The Bison would pull away in the second half and are now set to square off with James Madison in the semifinals. In his first full season taking over for Carson Wentz, Stick has thrown for 2,115 yards with a 19/8 TD/INT ratio while rushing for a devilish 666 yards and six touchdowns in 13 games.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 04:48:00 PM

Illinois sophomore WR Desmond Cain plans to transfer.

Cain produced a 53-492-1 receiving line as a freshman in 2015, but his sophomore campaign was a disappointment due to a knee issue. Due to that ailment, Cain only logged five catches for 61 yards and a touchdown. Cain explained he hopes to continue his career closer to his home in Florida.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 09:41:00 AM

Illinois HC Lovie Smith said that sophomore WR Desmond Cain (knee) is "getting closer" to a potential return.

Cain has played in just two games this season due to his knee issue. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound sophomore caught a combined three passes for 44 yards and a touchdown in contests against Murray State and North Carolina to open the campaign. While he has returned to practice this week, his status for Saturday's battle with Rutgers remains uncertain. As a freshman in 2015, Cain logged a 53-492-1 receiving line.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 03:45:00 PM

North Dakota State redshirt senior RB King Frazier "has enough power, size and skill to make a Sunday roster as a fourth running back," believes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Frazier helped lead the Bison to a shocking upset over Iowa this past weekend, finishing with 99 yards and a score on 16 carries (6.2 ypc). "Dismissed by scouts entering the season, Frazier is a nice size ball carrier (5-feet/10-inches, 210-pounds) who grinds it out on the inside and has enough foot quickness to make defenders miss in the open field," Pauline wrote.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 04:28:00 PM

North Dakota State senior OLB Nick DeLuca will miss the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury but will apply for a medical redshirt.

Scouts in the spring viewed DeLuca as a possible NFL talent, and Mel Kiper recently brought up the linebacker's name. North Dakota State topped Iowa last weekend and almost earned enough votes to enter the top 25.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 11:39:00 AM

North Dakota State narrowly missed landing in the AP Top 25 after their 23-20 win over Iowa on Saturday.

The Bison received 74 votes in the weekly poll, which would have placed them at No. 28 had the poll reached beyond its typical 25. Those 74 votes are the most an FCS team has ever earned. They drew more tallies than established poll regulars such as Cal (44), Oklahoma State (42), Notre Dame (32) and Oregon (23).
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 02:08:00 PM

North Dakota State senior OLB Nick DeLuca "gets it done all over the field," writes ESPN's Mel Kiper.

In Saturday's 50-44 win over Cooper Kupp-led Eastern Washington, DeLuca was an absolute menace. "The 6-3, 245-pounder fills holes, can keep his eyes in the backfield and read the QB well, and has exceptional instincts," Kiper wrote. "Tackle totals can be a rough measure of productivity, but consider that DeLuca led the team in tackles by 54 last season -- that's a lot. ... He had 10 TFLs last season, picked off a couple of passes and broke up a number of others, and is just consistently the most active member of the defense." If you want a chance to check out this small-school sleeper, you'll get your chance on Saturday when he's in Iowa City to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 09:25:00 PM

North Dakota State redshirt senior RB King Frazier scored the game-winning touchdown in Saturday's 24-17 OT win over Charleston Southern.

"They had done a great job of bottling us up inside and we told King if there's nothing there, take it outside and bounce it and he did a great job," said HC Chris Klieman of the 6-foot, 220-pounder's 25-yard touchdown run on the first possession of overtime. Frazier, who transferred from Nebraska after the conclusion of his redshirt freshman season for the Cornhuskers in 2013, finished the game with 79 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
Source: The State
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 07:49:00 PM

North Dakota State sophomore QB Easton Stick completed 17-of-27 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 24-17 OT win over Charleston Southern.

No interceptions for Stick, who has now officially slid into the offensive driver's seat previously occupied by Carson Wentz. While his performance doesn't necessarily jump off the stat sheet, the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder made several clutch throws, including just about the most perfect pass you will ever see. On his 48-yard touchdown toss to RJ Urzendowski in the fourth quarter, Stick showed off an impressive amount of nuance and subtlety, lofting the ball high enough that it probably came down with a touch of snow as it landed softly in Urzendowski's arms in the end zone. The opposing corner was running almost step-for-step with Urzendowski, but no matter for Stick. The Bison would go on to win in overtime on a 25-yard touchdown dash by RB King Frazier, a transfer from Nebraska. Thus begins North Dakota State's quest to win their sixth consecutive FCS title.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 12:15:00 PM

North Dakota State sophomore QB Easton Stick has assumed the starting job.

The Stick Man filled in when Carson Wentz broke his wrist last season and went 8-0 with a strong stat line. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder isn't the NFL prospect that Wentz was, but he gives the Bison a capable hand at the wheel in their quest to repeat (again) as FCS champions.
Tue, May 10, 2016 07:53:00 PM

The Eagles draft class received a meager C grade from Evan Silva.

QB Carson Wentz's career will ultimately drive how folks view this class, but in the short-term, Eagles GM Howie Roseman's trade up to get Wentz left Philly with two selections inside the top 150. The third-rounder that remained was used on Oregon State G/C Isaac Seumalo, who will compete for a starting job. But the lack of draft equity prevented the Eagles from getting a much-needed corner. "Like the Rams, the Eagles' draft is tough to grade because the results are so heavily tied to Wentz's development," Silva wrote. "This could be a franchise-changing draft, or it could be a killer."
Source: Rotoworld
Thu, May 5, 2016 03:41:00 PM

Colts selected North Dakota State OT Joe Haeg with the No. 155 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Haeg (6'6/304) made 60 starts at North Dakota, spending the first 29 at right tackle before moving to the left side for his final 31 to protect Carson Wentz's blind side. Haeg was twice an FCS All American, and named FCS Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior. Haeg shined at the Combine — 5.16 forty, 9'3" broad jump, 7.47 three-cone time — and has adequate arm length (33 3'4") for a tackle. His main drawback is a shortage of strength, suspiciously not performing bench-press drills before the draft. Haeg has a history of overachievement — he graduated high school weighing 240 pounds — but he'll need to get stronger to hang in the NFL.
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 02:49:00 PM

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