NDSU vs. Colgate in FCS Qt-Finals

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Through two rounds of the FCS playoffs, you can't say there were any upsets.

Even though NDSU's next opponent beat James Madison, Colgate was the number-8 seed, in fact all 8-seeded teams are in the quarterfinals.

The top seeded Bison destroyed the Bobcats from Montana State which set's up a Saturday showdown against Colgate.

It will feature two of the best defensive teams in the country.

"Really impressed with those guys defensively. In the fact thay they're a bunch of older guys for starters. They're a veteran team on defense. They get off blocks. They are great in block destruction. They don't stay blocked. The understand their fits and I think they're an excellent tackling team and that's how you're good on defense is you don't give up explosive plays and they don't and they're an excellent tackling football team," said NDSU Head Coach Chris Klieman.

Kansas State announced the retirement of Bill Snyder as its head football coach yesterday and former Bison, Gene Taylor is the K-State Athletic Director and it's a topic that came up during today's news conference.

Klieman said: "What an icon and great run he had at Kansas State and I understand the fact that I have a tie to Gene and that's probably why my name is going to be mentioned but our focus is going to be on Colgate. My focus is going to be on Colgate and that's what we'll talk to the kids about is just block out the outside noise and let's focus on the task at hand and that's to be successful like we have every day to try to give us a chance to be successful on Saturday."

The Bison will have the prime coverage time on Saturday. Kickoff is at 11:00am central time on December-8th, so that means the Farmers Union Insurance Bison Football Pre-Game show will start at 10:00am central time.

It's our usual one-hour program all across the KFYR-KVLY Bison football network.