The two-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State Bison have been named the Tostitos National Team of the Week following their impressive win on the road over Kansas State in Week One of the college football season.
Over the past few seasons, the Bison have been able to knock off multiple FBS teams including Colorado State, Minnesota and Kansas.
“We have a remarkable program. We have a remarkable group of seniors and they have a tremendous amount of confidence,” head coach Craig Bohl said. “They are not cocky, they have a strong conviction, and we even talked about that during the course of being down by a couple possessions. It certainly does not surprise us but I think it is just another notch. We have had a lot of these type of wins, but never over a program like this.”
Here are the other teams that were nominated for the award, via the FWAA press release:
• Clemson (1-0): The No. 8 Tigers opened with a win in the first season-opening meeting of top-10 teams in school history, toppling No. 5 Georgia, 38-35. Clemson secured the back-and-forth game when Stanton Seckinger caught the last of Tajh Boyd’s five touchdowns on the night (three passing, two rushing) with 7:40 remaining, giving the Tigers a 38-28 lead and the only double-digit lead of the game.
• Eastern Washington (1-0): The Eagles stole a road win over No. 25 Oregon State, 49-46, as quarterback Vernon Adams scored on a two-yard run with 18 seconds left. EWU rallied twice in the final 13:46 and survided a last-second field goal miss by the Beavers.
• Washington (1-0): Keith Price completed 23-of-31 passes for 324 yards and two touchdowns, and Bishop Sankey rolled up 161 rushing yards and two more scores as the Huskies opened ithe new Husky Stadium with a 38-6 runaway over No. 19 Boise State, which was held without a touchdown for the first time since 1997.