FARGO — North Dakota State is scheduled to start its football season Sept. 6 against the Oregon Ducks in Eugene. WDAY-TV sports director Dom Izzo is compiling memorable moments and players from program history to count down each of the 100 days leading up to the start of the regular season.

Below are Izzo's video packages that highlight from days 80-to-71 before the Bison are slated to play at Autzen Stadium against the FBS and Pac-12 Conference opponent.

This part of the countdown includes comeback magic from former Bison quarterback Carson Wentz, along with memorable moments from former QB Easton Stick and current quarterback Trey Lance. Former Bison offensive linemen Billy Turner and Paul Cornick also show up big in this portion of the countdown.

There are bonus moments for several days during this portion of the list:

71: Bison running back Adam Cofield delivered with a 71-yard touchdown run on a fourth-and-short play against South Dakota State last season. The game-winning score came with 2 minutes, 32 seconds to play in the fourth quarter in a game played for the Dakota Marker. ESPN's College GameDay originated from Brookings earlier that day. Cofield's flashback comes on June 26 and 71 days from the scheduled season opener.

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72: Former Bison quarterback Chris Simdorn (1987-1990) finished his career with 72 career touchdowns. Simdorn led NDSU to two Division II national championships.

73: Bison quarterback Trey Lance connected with running back Dimitri Williams on a highlight 73-yard touchdown pitch and catch during last season's FCS semifinals against Montana State at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.

74: Bison freshman defensive lineman Will Mostaert, who wears No. 74, is a promising prospect for NDSU and has a twin brother Eli Mostaert, who is also a redshirt freshman defensive lineman for the Bison.

75: Bison senior left tackle Dillon Radunz, who wears No. 75, has been a fixture at left tackle for NDSU the past two seasons.

76: Former Bison quarterback Carson Wentz engineered a 76-yard touchdown drive that lifted NDSU to a 27-24 victory against South Dakota State during the 2014 FCS playoffs. Wide receiver RJ Urzendwoski capped the game-winning drive with a 12-yard TD catch on a perfectly played throw from Wentz with 54 seconds to play.

77: Former NDSU offensive tackle Billy Turner, who wore No. 77, started 56 games for the Bison and was a third-round draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Bonus selection: Former NDSU running back Tyler Roehl had a 77-yard touchdown burst that helped spark the Bison to a 27-21 victory against the Minnesota Gophers during the 2007 season.

78: Former Bison wide receiver Darrius Shepherd caught a 78-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Easton Stick to help NDSU earn a 38-24 victory against Eastern Washington to win the 2019 FCS national championship. Bonus selection: Former Bison offensive tackle Paul Cornick, who wore jersey No. 78, was a three-year starter and All-American at NDSU.

79: Former Bison quarterback Carson Wentz led the Bison on a dramatic game-winning drive, that covered 79 yards, against rival Northern Iowa in the 2015 regular season. Wide receiver Darrius Shepherd capped the clutch drive with an 18-yard TD catch with 35 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

80: Former Bison wide receiver Tim Strehlow, who wore jersey No. 80, is near the top of the program's career touchdown receptions list with 26. Strehlow (1996-1999) was an NCAA Division II All-American in 1999.