Throwback Thursday: Today marks five-year anniversary of NDSU's upset of K-State
MANHATTAN, Kan.—Today, Aug. 30, marks the five-year anniversary of North Dakota State defeating Kansas State with a last-minute touchdown.
NDSU's game against the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision opponent was the first game of the 2013 season. With 32 seconds left on the clock, the Bison lined up on the Wildcats' 1-yard line. NDSU trailed 21-17 against K-State and coach Bill Snyder, in which the stadium is named after.
The Wildcats had just come off an 11-1 season and a Fiesta Bowl loss to Oregon while the Bison had just come from an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision title for the second straight season against Sam Houston State.
With no desire of leaving that success in the past, quarterback Brock Jensen punched it in with a TD run for a 24-21 lead and won the Bison the game. NDSU went on to a 15-0 record season, eventually beating Towson for another FCS title in Frisco, Texas.
The win against Kansas State was the fourth straight win against an FBS opponent since 2010 for the Bison. Aug. 30, 2018 also marks four years since they beat Iowa State 34-14 in Jack Trice Stadium.
To date, the Bison have six straight wins against FBS opponents, which includes a win over 13th-ranked Iowa in 2016.