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BISON GLORY DAYS podcast: Esley Thorton recalls national title, big interception against Illinois State

NDSU linebacker from Bismarck played key role in win over Redbirds in Frisco

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North Dakota State’s Esley Thorton, a senior linebacker from Bismarck, has 19 tackles this season - three for losses plus two quarterback sacks and one interception. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
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FARGO — Former North Dakota State linebacker Esley Thorton joins podcast host Mike McFeely to visit about the Bison's national title game victory over Illinois State following the 2014 season.

Thorton made a key play near the end of the game to seal the victory, after missing a big play earlier.

The Bison won the game 29-27, coming back from a late deficit behind the arm of Carson Wentz and the receptions of R.J. Urzendowski.

You can listen to the podcast here:

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Here is The Forum from the day after that championship game:

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North Dakota State senior linebacker Esley Thorton has been a two-year starter on defense after beginning his career as a backup quarterback for the Bison. David Samson / The Forum

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Mike McFeely is a columnist for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He began working for The Forum in the 1980s while he was a student studying journalism at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He's been with The Forum full time since 1990, minus a six-year hiatus when he hosted a local radio talk-show.
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