2008 North Dakota State Bison football team

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2008 North Dakota State Bison football
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Conference Missouri Valley Football Conference
2008 record 6–5 (4–4 MVFC)
Head coach Craig Bohl (6th season)
Offensive coordinator Patrick Perles
Offensive scheme West Coast
Defensive coordinator Willie Mack Garza
Home stadium Fargodome
Seasons
← 2007
2009 →
2008 Missouri Valley Football Conference standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 Northern Iowa $^   7 1         12 3  
#11 Southern Illinois ^   7 1         9 3  
South Dakota State   6 2         7 5  
Western Illinois   4 4         6 5  
North Dakota State   4 4         6 5  
Missouri State   3 5         4 7  
Youngstown State   3 5         4 8  
Illinois State   2 6         3 8  
Indiana State   0 8         0 12  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2008 North Dakota State Bison football team represented North Dakota State University in the 2008 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The team was led by sixth-year head coach Craig Bohl and played their home games at the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota. The Bison finished with an overall record of 6–5, tying for third place in the Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) with a 4–4 mark. After being ranked in the polls every week to that point, North Dakota State was bumped out of a likely playoff spot with a home loss in the season finale to South Dakota State by one point.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 28 7:00 PM Austin Peay* No. 2 FargodomeFargo, ND W 41–6   18,701
September 6 6:00 PM Central Connecticut State* No. 1 Fargodome • Fargo, ND W 50–14   18,868
September 13 2:00 PM at Wyoming* No. 1 War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY L 13–16   19,156
September 20 5:00 PM at Youngstown State No. 2 Stambaugh StadiumYoungstown, OH KXJB-TV L 24–32   14,331
October 4 1:00 PM Southern Illinoisdagger No. 6 Fargodome • Fargo, ND NBCND W 35–27   18,942
October 11 6:00 PM Western Illinois No. 6 Fargodome • Fargo, ND (Trees Bowl) NBCND L 22–27   17,043
October 18 4:05 PM at Northern Iowa No. 16 UNI-DomeCedar Falls, IA FCS/NBCND L 13–23   13,416
October 25 1:30 PM at Illinois State No. 25 Hancock StadiumNormal, IL W 25–7   8,004
November 1 6:00 PM Indiana State No. T–24 Fargodome • Fargo, ND (Harvest Bowl) W 34–7   16,211
November 15 1:00 PM at Missouri State No. 25 Plaster Sports ComplexSpringfield, MO W 48–27   3,920
November 22 6:00 PM South Dakota State No. 24 Fargodome • Fargo, ND (Dakota Marker) NBCND L 24–25   18,428
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from FCS Coaches Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Austin Peay[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Austin Peay 0 0 6 0 6
North Dakota State 10 10 21 0 41

Central Connecticut State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
CCSU 0 7 0 7 14
North Dakota State 27 16 0 7 50

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