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Saturday, January 8 at 11am on ESPN 2: North Dakota State vs. Montana State. As Gophers fans, should we cheer for NDSU because of the many Minnesotans on the team, or the Bobcats, who haven't won the championship since 1984 (great year for music by the way). Contrary to ancient accusations on this board, I am not a Bison fan.
 

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Saturday, January 8 at 11am on ESPN 2: North Dakota State vs. Montana State. As Gophers fans, should we cheer for NDSU because of the many Minnesotans on the team, or the Bobcats, who haven't won the championship since 1984 (great year for music by the way). Contrary to ancient accusations on this board, I am not a Bison fan.
Go Bobcats. Not even a question which team to cheer for.
 







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NDSU all the way. I want them to become one of the F.A.M.I.L.Y of Transfer Portal farm league teams for the Gophers (e.g., Abilene Christian). Go to NDSU and get a couple of years of playing time, and then if you're good enough we'll pick you up via the portal and let you play in a power league.
 











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Saturday, January 8 at 11am on ESPN 2: North Dakota State vs. Montana State. As Gophers fans, should we cheer for NDSU because of the many Minnesotans on the team, or the Bobcats, who haven't won the championship since 1984 (great year for music by the way). Contrary to ancient accusations on this board, I am not a Bison fan.
Minnesotans should cheer for Montana state because Bison fans are obnoxious
 



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Son is an alum so we root for the green & gold, except for the packers. Sorry.
 





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NDSU all the way. I want them to become one of the F.A.M.I.L.Y of Transfer Portal farm league teams for the Gophers (e.g., Abilene Christian). Go to NDSU and get a couple of years of playing time, and then if you're good enough we'll pick you up via the portal and let you play in a power league.
Don't have to win the championship to be that for Gophs. Fleck gets them to annually win 8-10 regular season games and the best kids will come here instead of any close FCS school.
 

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Don't have to win the championship to be that for Gophs. Fleck gets them to annually win 8-10 regular season games and the best kids will come here instead of any close FCS school.
You don't always know the best out of high school. NDSU has had a number of Minnesota kids not offered by Gophers who ended up good enough to play for us. Free portal transfer offers us an opportunity to pick up a few of those.
 

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The closest I ever got to a bar fight was trying to dare watch the Axe game around 2007 or so in Seattle. I tried to get one little TV in the corner of a bar and a bunch of chodes from Montana State tried to start a huge fight - nevermind that they had like 20 TVs and all the sound and everything for their JV game with Montana.

Worst fans I've ever encountered. Never seen anything like that from Big Ten fans of any school in all my years in Chicago and visiting all of our rival stadiums wearing maroon and gold. Glad NDSU is stomping them.
 

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for people not watching, Montana State's starting QB got hurt in the 1st qtr, and the game is turning into a rout as I type this. NDSU is stronger at the line of scrimmage. I watched a chunk of the 1st half, then I fell asleep.

One note - the game is played on a soccer field in Texas. It was raining and the turf is getting really torn up. It looks like the field from the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. A lot of players slipping whenever they try to move laterally.
 

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for people not watching, Montana State's starting QB got hurt in the 1st qtr, and the game is turning into a rout as I type this. NDSU is stronger at the line of scrimmage. I watched a chunk of the 1st half, then I fell asleep.
True, but the QB playing for Montana St in replacement is a Junior who has started something like over 20 games in his career. Plenty capable.
 

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True, but the QB playing for Montana St in replacement is a Junior who has started something like over 20 games in his career. Plenty capable.

The guy who has played most of the game was 3rd-string most of the season.
the QB derby for Montana St went like this:
QB1 was the starter to begin the season.
the coaches made a switch to QB2 late in the season.
QB1 got his undies in a bunch and entered the portal before the season was over.
Now, QB2 is hurt, and QB3 is playing. True, QB3 is a former starter, but he had been passed on the depth chart by QB1 and QB2.

It would be like the gophers in a game this season where Clark had to play because Morgan went into the portal and Annexstad got hurt.
 

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Outside of Fargo and Bozeman.

Much of Fargo doesn't care anymore either. Bison did not even sellout the 19k Fargodome for most of the season.

Most FCS schools dont care whether they have a competitive football team or not. All the ones that do go FBS (except NDSU)
 





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