How to watch South Dakota State at North Dakota State: Game time, TV and team facts

North Dakota State and South Dakota State are in a four-way tie for first place in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE (4-1) AT NORTH DAKOTA STATE (6-1)

WHEN/WHERE: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fargodome, Fargo, N.D.

TV: Midco Sports Net, ESPN+

RADIO: WNAX-AM 570; Jackrabbit radio affiliates

COACHES: SDSU – John Stiegelmeier (24th year, 170-106); NDSU – Matt Entz (2nd year, 22-1)

SERIES: NDSU leads 63-42-5

LAST TIME: NDSU won 23-16 in 2019 in Brookings

LAST WEEK: NDSU beat Northern Iowa 23-20; SDSU did not play

RANKINGS: NDSU is ranked No. 2 in FCS; SDSU is No. 4

More:Freshman Mark Gronowski leads South Dakota State into Dakota Marker game

KEY PLAYERS: SDSU – QB Mark Gronowski (902 yards, 7 TD passing, 257 yards, 6 TD rushing), RB Pierre Strong (358 yards, 1 TD rushing), RB Isaiah Davis (288 yards, 4 TD rushing), S Josh Manchigiah (15 tackles, 3 INT), LB Logan Backhaus (35 tackles, 1 INT), DE Tolu Ogunrinde (11 tackles, 3 sacks); NDSU – RB Hunter Luepke (312 yards, 5 TD rushing), RB Dominic Gonnella (278 yards rushing), LB James Kaczor (60 tackles), DE Spencer Waege (16 tackles, 3.5 sacks), WR Christian Watson (13 rec., 300 yards, 1 TD)

ETC: South Dakota State, North Dakota State, North Dakota and Missouri State are in a four-way tie for first place in the Valley with one loss apiece. With North Dakota and Missouri State done for the regular season, they have earned a share of the conference title, but the winner of this game will get the Valley’s automatic bid to the FCS playoffs….North Dakota State has won 32 consecutive home games, a streak dating back to their playoff semifinal loss to James Madison in 2016. It’s the longest home winning streak in Bison history, a Missouri Valley Football Conference record, and the fourth-longest home winning streak in FCS history, behind streaks of 39 and 38 by Georgia Southern and a 34-game streak by Eastern Kentucky….Prior to their loss to Southern Illinois, the Bison’s last loss had been to SDSU in 2017, a 33-21 decision at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium….NDSU kickers are 19-for-19 on PATs and 6-for-7 on field goal attempts this season….SDSU’s nine interceptions are the most of any defense in the Valley….The Jackrabbits are No.1 in the Valley in scoring offense (29.8) and second in scoring defense (15.6). The Bison are third in both (25.9 offense, 17.0 defense)….SDSU is the No. 1 rushing offense in the league at 218.6 yards per game, while NDSU is second with 217.9….SDSU’s six sacks are the second-fewest in the league….The Bison average 3.1 penalties per game, second-fewest in the conference. SDSU averages more than five penalties per game….NDSU has three South Dakotans on their roster: offensive lineman Grey Zabel (Pierre) and defensive linemen Costner Ching (Castlewood) and Spencer Waege (Watertown).

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