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College Football Matchup - (1) North Dakota State vs. (5) Sam Houston State

(1) North Dakota State Bison (13-1) vs. (5) Sam Houston State Bearkats (11-3)
Date: Saturday, January 5th, 2013
Kickoff: 1:05 p.m. (ET)
Site: FC Dallas Stadium (20,086) -- Frisco, Texas
Surface: Bermuda Grass (Tifway 419)
Home Record: North Dakota State 8-1; Sam Houston State 4-0
Away Record: North Dakota State 4-0; Sam Houston State 6-3
Neutral Record: North Dakota State 1-0; Sam Houston State 1-0
Current Win Streak: North Dakota State 8W; Sam Houston State 3W
Playoff Record: North Dakota State (9-1); Sam Houston State (9-5)
Television: ESPN 2
Announcers: Dave Neal, Jay Walker and Cara Capuano
All-Time Series: North Dakota State (2-1)
Last Meeting: Jan. 7, 2012 (North Dakota St, 17-6 at Frisco, TX - FCS Championship)
2012 National Ranking: North Dakota State - 1st
Sam Houston State - 5th
Playoff Seedings: North Dakota State - 1st
Sam Houston State - NS
Head Coaches: North Dakota State - Craig Bohl (88-32 at North Dakota State)
(Career Record, Same as above)
Sam Houston State - Willie Fritz (31-9 at Sam Houston State)
(Career Record, 167-61-1)

Season Schedule/Results
North Dakota State Bison
Sep 1 - W vs. Robert Morris, 52-0
Sep 8 - W at Colorado State, 22-7
Sep 15 - Open
Sep 22 - W vs. Prairie View, 66-7
Sep 29 - W at Northern Iowa, 33-21
Oct 6 - W vs. Youngstown State, 48-7
Oct 13 - L vs. Indiana State, 14-17
Oct 20 - W vs. South Dakota, 54-0 - Howard Wood Field, Sioux Falls, SD
Oct 27 - W vs. Southern Illinois, 23-17
Nov 3 - W at Missouri State, 21-17
Nov 10 - W vs. South Dakota State, 20-17
Nov 17 - W at Illinois State, 38-20
Nov 24 - Open
Dec 1 - W vs. South Dakota State, 28-3(FCS Playoffs - Second Round)
Dec 8 - W vs. Wofford, 14-7 (FCS Playoffs - Quarterfinal Round)
Dec 14 - W vs. Georgia Southern, 23-20 (FCS Playoffs - Semifinal Round)
Jan 5 - vs. Sam Houston State, 1:00 PM (FCS Championship)
Sam Houston State Bearkats
Sep 1 - Open
Sep 8 - W vs. Incarnate Word, 54-7
Sep 15 - L at Baylor, 23-48
Sep 22 - L at Central Arkansas, 20-24
Sep 27 - W at Texas Southern, 50-6
Oct 6 - W vs. Stephen F. Austin, 51-43 - Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX
Oct 13 - W at Nicholls, 41-0
Oct 20 - W vs. McNeese State, 45-10
Oct 27 - W at Lamar, 56-7
Nov 3 - W vs. SE Louisiana, 70-0
Nov 10 - W at Northwestern State, 52-17
Nov 17 - L at Texas A&M, 28-47
Nov 24 - Open
Dec 1 - W vs. Cal Poly, 18-16 (FCS Playoffs - Second Round)
Dec 7 - W at Montana State, 34-16 (FCS Playoffs - Quarterfinal Round)
Dec 15 - W at Eastern Washington, 45-42 (FCS Playoffs - Semifinal Round)
Jan 5 - vs. Sam Houston State, 1:00 PM (FCS Championship)

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