Colgate gave up 17 points in their first game of the season to Holy Cross, and then did not allow another touchdown in the next seven games, amassing five shutouts in a six game stretch.
Overall, the Raiders have given up an average of just seven—yes seven points per game.
Colgate dominated its entire Patriot League schedule and its only loss was to FBS Army, who is vying for its 10th win at the upper level this week versus Navy. That Army game ended with a final of He finished the yards passing and another 33 yards on the ground with two total touchdowns.
The big stat however that he and the offensive line will need to overcome is four sacks. Another key for Breneman being the first time in the Fargodome will be able to switch plays when needed as the noise inside can be deafening.
On the season, he has yards and 12 scores.
Look for Colgate to lean towards the running game in this game and for Holland to see some success. NDSU has also been strong on defense like it has typically been in its nine year playoff run.
The Bison have given up nearly as impressive to Colgate in giving up just 12 points per game. The Bison offense, however, has more than complimented the strong defense in scoring over 42 points per game.
The Eagles and the Bison will play for the right to take on No. Fans can get an early taste of March Madness by tuning in to watch this game at p.
NDSU has won now 18 games in a row dating back to last year and its playoff run to the national title. Stick will be the key against the Colgate defense to make the correct reads at the line and put the Bison in the right play. He has proven to do this in the past but at least statistically, the Raiders are the toughest defense he and the NDSU offense will play this year so the key will be to find the right play against this defense.
Fearless Predictions: Jamie: Colgate forced 5 turnovers last week and beat James Madison on a last second field goal. Colgate getting the win over Bison nemesis JMU last week undoubtedly has the attention of the Bison coaches and players alike.
While Colgate brings in a strong defense, the Bison offense will be the best it has faced all year and the Fargodome crowd will cause havoc on the Colgate offense.