Senior cast played big role at ISU
"With the new stadium, and going to the playoffs last year, we've put football back on the map of importance here and that's been well documented. These guys have had a lot to do with that."CHANGING THE FOCUS: Western Illinois has two road games left after having its only bye week of the season."We really took last week to bred 11s continue to focus on fundamentals and didn't work at all on a game plan or scheme," WIU coach Bob Nielson said. Baker said after the last loss to Southern Illinois on Nov.
Page 2 of 2 Granted it's a little bit of apples to oranges comparison given the style of play, but the Redbirds allowed 57 points to Eastern Illinois on Sept. 14, currently ranked second in the FCS, and only 28 to the Bison last week."Compared to where were in the beginning of the year to what we did in the FargoDome is a far cry," Spack said. "We made some errors early (against NDSU), which against a great team you can't make, but I thought we played very well and very hard."ONSIDE KICKS: North Dakota State can win the Missouri Valley Football Conference title outright with a win at Youngstown State on Saturday. If YSU wins, the Valley race will come down to the final game on Nov. 23. Baker needs just two yards to break the 1,000 yard mark for the season. http://www.ruppdev.com