WATCH: 'Next man up' NDSU deals with injuries; UND looks to end road woes

Bison football injuries force younger players to step up. UND looks to stay in command on the road. Class A golf wraps round one at State Tournament.

North Dakota State Bison players high-five fans as they leave the field after winning their game against Youngstown State on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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With the news of Noah Gindorff's season-ending injury, the list of injured NDSU football players continues to grow. The veterans on the Bison defensive line have also been riddled with injuries.

First it was junior defensive tackle Eli Mostaert with a broken fibula. Now, defensive end Jake Kava is dealing with a left pectoral injury, leaving some younger talent to step up in their absence.

"I hate to say it, we've been in that situation before," said head coach Matt Entz. "It's not one you want to ever be in. It makes you sick to see guys get hurt especially when they put as much time and effort into it, but the next man up mentality has to come through."

UND football is 2-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference after upending then no. 7 Missouri State Saturday. The 48-31 win moved the Hawks to 3-2 overall, but UND is 1-2 on the road this season and have trailed in every game this far. They hit the road again to Youngstown Sate this weekend.

"We have got to figure out a way to be at a better emotional level with a lot of energy especially early in the game, because playing catch-up is not the way you want to play this game." said head coach Bubba Schweigert. "You want to play downhill and play aggressively and play from the front. That really helps you on the road."

Cullen Holt is a sports anchor and reporter for WDAY News, while handling play-by-play duties for high school and select college sports.
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