2011 North Dakota State Bison football team

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2011 North Dakota State Bison football
North Dakota State Bison Wordmark.png
NCAA Division I FCS National Champions
Missouri Valley Football Conference Co–Champions
FCS National Championship Game vs Sam Houston State, W 17–6
Conference Missouri Valley Football Conference
Ranking
Sports Network #4
FCS Coaches #4
2011 record 14–1 (7–1 MVFC)
Head coach Craig Bohl (9th year)
Offensive coordinator Brent Vigen
Defensive coordinator Scottie Hazelton
Home stadium Fargodome
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

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. 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.

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Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 6:00 PM Lafayette* #11 FargodomeFargo, ND W 42–6   17,023
September 10 6:00 PM Saint Francis (PA)* #11 Fargodome • Fargo, ND ND-NBC W 56–3   18,341
September 24 6:00 PM at Minnesota* #8 TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN BTN W 37–24   48,802
October 1 1:00 PM Illinois State*dagger #5 Fargodome • Fargo, ND ND-NBC, CSN-CHI W 20–10   18,904
October 8 2:00 PM at #20 Southern Illinois #4 Saluki StadiumCarbondale, IL ESPN3 W 9–3   9,059
October 15 6:00 PM Missouri State #4 Fargodome • Fargo, ND Midco Sports Net W 51–21   18,029
October 22 2:00 PM at South Dakota State #3 Coughlin–Alumni StadiumBrookings, SD (Dakota Marker) Midco Sports Net W 38–14   14,823
October 29 3:00 PM #2 Northern Iowa #3 Fargodome • Fargo, ND FCS Central, ND-NBC, KXJB-TV W 27–19   18,886
November 5 1:00 PM at #21 Indiana State #1 Memorial StadiumTerre Haute, IN ESPN3 W 27–16   6,412
November 12 3:00 PM Youngstown State #1 Fargodome • Fargo, ND ND-NBC L 24–27   18,450
November 19 1:00 PM at Western Illinois #5 Hanson FieldMacomb, IL KJXB-TV W 37–21   3,560
December 3 3:00 PM #17 James Madison* #4 Fargodome • Fargo, ND (FCS Playoffs Second Round) ESPN3 W 26–14   17,432
December 10 3:00 PM #6 Lehigh* #4 Fargodome • Fargo, ND (FCS Playoffs Quarterfinals) ESPN3 W 24–0   18,111
December 17 1:00 PM #3 Georgia Southern* #4 Fargodome • Fargo, ND (FCS Playoffs Semifinals) ESPNU W 35–7   18,108
January 7 12:00 PM #1 Sam Houston State* #4 Pizza Hut ParkFrisco, TX (FCS Playoffs National Championship Game) ESPN2 W 17–6   20,586
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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