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 Missouri Valley)
Head coach Craig Bohl
Offensive coordinator Patrick Perles
Offensive scheme West Coast
Defensive coordinator Willie Mack Garza
Home stadium Fargodome
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »

The 2008 North Dakota State Bison Football Team represented North Dakota State University in the 2008 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Bison head coach is Craig Bohl, in his sixth season as head coach of the team. The Bison play at the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota. North Dakota State competes in the FCS division of college football.

Previous Season[edit]

In the 2007–2008 season, the Bison had a 10–1 record in regular season play, but were in their final year of Division I reclassification, thus unable to play in the postseason. North Dakota State had defeated FBS opponents Minnesota and Central Michigan.

Preseason[edit]

The Bison were ranked in the top ten in every I-AA poll in the preseason.

Key Losses[edit]

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 (Battle for the Dakota Marker) NBCND L 24–25   18,428
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from FCS Coaches Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Game notes[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