It was another historic night for the North Dakota State football team.

In the town where the team has won seven Division 1 championships, there was another monumental achievement. Redshirt freshman quarterback Trey Lance won the Stats Perform Walter Payton Award, which goes to the top offensive player in the country.

He becomes the first freshman to ever win the award. Lance has thrown 28 touchdown passes for the Bison this season, to go along with 13 rushing touchdowns. More impressively, he has yet to throw an interception this season.

Carlton and Angela Lance pose for photos after the FCS Walter Payton Award was awarded to NDSU quarterback Trey Lance at the Embassy Suites in Frisco, Texas, on Friday, Jan. 10. David Samson / The Forum
Carlton and Angela Lance pose for photos after the FCS Walter Payton Award was awarded to NDSU quarterback Trey Lance at the Embassy Suites in Frisco, Texas, on Friday, Jan. 10. David Samson / The Forum

The voting was decisive, as Lance received 42 first place votes. Northern Arizona quarterback Case Cookus finished second with 24 first place votes. Lance's dad, Carlton was on hand to accept the award.

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Dom Izzo, Eric Peterson and Mike McFeely recap the historic night for the Lance family and the NDSU football program.