A week after a 34-20 demolition of a Northern Iowa program on the rise, the Herd looks to spoil Illinois State’s homecoming. Quincy Patterson torched the Panthers for four touchdowns, including a dynamite 85-yard precision guided bomb to Christian Watson. Watson, the most explosive offensive weapon in the FCS, finished with five catches for 163 yards and a score. A big punt return by Jayden Price, followed by a strip sack by Will Mostaert, setup two Bison touchdowns early in the second half.
Swany and Brady talk about a Herd offense on the rise, and the suffocating Code Green/”Best Friends Defense.” Swany says he expects NDSU’s offense to be aggressive in attacking the Redbirds today, and ISU’s problems getting off the field on third down will be costly against the Herd. Patterson’s growing chemistry with his receivers, combined with his running skills and the Bison ground game, are heating up.
The guys also discuss some surprise teams in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, and a slate of big matchups this weekend – including North Dakota at Southern Illinois, and South Dakota at UNI.
The Bison offense continues the march, this week, where champions come to talk, on the Bison Illustrated Podcast!