The home opener for the 2019 season will be memorable in more ways than one. It’s not just Matt Entz’s first game at the Fargodome as head coach, the 2018 championship banner will be raised to the rafters, but it’s UND as the opponent.
The Fighting Hawks come to Fargo for the backend of a two game agreement that was signed back in 2014. UND will receive 140,000 dollars for this matchup, the final game for these rivals as non-conference opponents as UND joins the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2020.
NDSU won the last matchup between these teams in September of 2015, 34-9. Carson Wentz was 18 of 27 for 262 yards and four touchdown passes in the win.
UND Fighting Hawks
- FCS Independent; 6-5 record in 2018
- Head Coach: Bubba Schweigert (6th season, 30-27 record)
- One FCS Playoff appearance (2016, lost to Richmond in 2nd round)
- 17 starters returning in 2019
- 111th all-time meeting (46-62-3)