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Jeff Kolpack, Published December 05 2010

Bison football: Around the Water Cooler

Four things we’re talking about after North Dakota State’s 42-17 victory over Montana State University in the second round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday:

They’re back

The program so used to playoff football is back on the national scene, this time in Division I FCS.

Explain this one

How does a team complete five passes for 56 yards, score 42 points and win by 25? NDSU weaved its magic before 14,277 stunned fans.

Winterized

Bison players say practice earlier in the week in Fargo was much colder than the temperatures in the 20s and no wind of Bozeman.

The big birds

The Bison now travel to Eastern Washington for the quarterfinals. The Eagles have a red turf football field and a No. 1 ranking in the FCS.