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Forum staff reports , Published January 15 2014

VIDEO: Rep. Cramer congratulates Bison's championship on House floor

Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., on Wednesday celebrated North Dakota State's football championship with a speech on the House floor.

Cramer said:

"North Dakota is known for its strong economy and the lowest unemployment rate in the nation. We are also known as the home of North Dakota State University, or Bison Nation as we like to call it.

And while millions of football fans spent the first weekend of the new year probably hoping for global warming and contemplating what a polar vortex is, hardy Bison fans watched and cheered as their beloved thundering herd earned a third consecutive division I football national championship by handily Towson 35 to 7, capping a perfect 15 and 0 record with an exclamation mark.

The route to three FCS championships includes a record setting 24 consecutive victories and a three year win-loss record of 43 and 2.

Yes, my little state in the middle of the North American continent produces food for a hungry world, energy for a growing economy, technology and industrial products, and enough economic opportunity that every NDSU graduate could not possibly take advantage of.

But today Madam Speaker, I salute the best FCS football program in the United States with a hardy congratulations and a “Go Bison!”