3-time defending FCS national champion North Dakota State makes final decision on fall football season
Unfortunate news from the Missouri Valley Conference as North Dakota State has announced it won’t be playing football this fall.
Like the Big Ten and the Pac-12, North Dakota State will shift its focus toward playing football in the spring. NDSU has won the previous three FCS national championships, losing just one game during that three-year stretch.
The school announced the news with the following statement:
“North Dakota State will not play football in the fall of 2020. The Bison will now turn their attention toward playing a Missouri Valley Football Conference schedule and potential NCAA playoffs in the spring of 2021. Information regarding tickets and scheduling will be forthcoming.”
Following the news, the team’s starting quarterback, Trey Lance, issued a statement.
If you were unaware, several analysts rate Lance as one of the top quarterback prospects for the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft despite the fact he’s played just one season for NDSU.
We did everything we could and handled everything the right way. It’s not fair, but we are unbelievably thankful for our coaches, staff, and administration for putting us in a position to have a chance to safely play this fall. https://t.co/K7AUHsfYec
— Trey Lance (@treylance09) August 14, 2020