One day after beating Iowa in September 2016, North Dakota State received 74 votes in the AP top 25, the most-ever votes for an FCS program. Was that Bison team a legitimate top-25 team? How would they have fared against an entire Big Ten schedule that season?
North Dakota State hasn’t played an FBS team since that 2016 game in Iowa City, and while their FBS success (nine wins from 2006-16) and FCS dominance (eight national championships in the last nine years) speaks for itself and suggests the Bison could fare well as a full-time FBS member, how exactly would the Bison fare?
Sam Herder joined the High Motor podcast to break down why he doesn’t believe NDSU will jump to the FBS anytime soon and answer, “How good would NDSU be in the FBS this season?”