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Kolpack and Izzo Podcast: The Griz return to Fargo for a playoff showdown with NDSU

The Grizzlies make their third ever appearance in Fargo, still looking for their first win.

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The FCS Playoffs resume Saturday in Fargo as North Dakota State will welcome in the University of Montana for a second round matchup.

This is third all-time meeting between the schools in Fargo. Montana made its debut here in 2014, the front end of a home and home series. Adam Keller kicked five field goals that day in a 22-10 win.

Montana was ready for the Bison in the rematch the following year. In front of a national television audience in Week Zero, the Griz scored the game winning touchdown with two seconds left in a 38-35 win.

The two schools met later that year in the second round of the playoffs and the Bison defense dominated, with four interceptions, two of them returned for touchdowns in a 37-6 NDSU win.

Montana enters this game with an 8-4 record, having knocked off Southeast Missouri State 34-24 in the first round last weekend. NDSU has never lost in the second round of the playoffs, posting a 10-0 record (not counting the spring season of 2021).


WDAY's Dom Izzo and The Forum's Jeff Kolpack preview the matchup and discuss the keys to this game as NDSU looks for another quarterfinal appearance.

You can find past episodes here or find them at Google Play or Apple Itunes.

Dom Izzo is the Sports Director at WDAY-TV. He began working for WDAY in 2006 as the weekend sports anchor and was promoted to Sports Director in 2010.
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