Burgum congratulates NDSU Bison football team on 7th FCS championship in 8 years

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FRISCO, TEXAS – Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after the North Dakota State University Bison football team won an exciting 38-24 victory over Eastern Washington University to capture the national title in the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision.

"Congratulations to NDSU's players, coaches and fans on an exciting game, an amazing year and an incredible seventh national title in eight years," Burgum said. "Capping an undefeated season with a hard-fought fourth quarter, there is no doubt Bison Nation showed up to win in Frisco today. We’re grateful for these exceptional student athletes and the way they represent our state. Thanks to Coach Chris Klieman for his years of tremendous leadership. Go Bison!"

Today’s victory rounded out an undefeated season for the Bison, who also won the FCS championship at the end of the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 seasons.

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