North Dakota State College of Science capped what has been an incredible regular season with arguably the biggest win of the Eric Issendorf era, shocking No. 16 and previously unbeaten Mesabi Range 18-15 on a last-second John Halaska field goal Saturday at Frank Vertin Field.
Following their fifth straight win, North Dakota State College of Science continues to receive votes in the Week 8 NJCAA Top 20 Poll.
The Wildcats are unofficially ranked No. 28 nationally, earning the same four points as they did in last week’s poll.
North Dakota State College of Science put together yet another dominant performance on Saturday despite the elements, rushing for 264 yards and allowing just one score in a 31-6 rout of Minnesota West to claim the MCAC Western Division on Homecoming Weekend at Frank Vertin Field.
For the first time since the preseason, North Dakota State College of Science is receiving votes in the NJCAA Top 20 Poll.
The Wildcats are unofficially ranked No. 26 nationally entering Saturday’s Homecoming showdown with Minnesota West.
Saturday's North Dakota State College of Science football game at Northland has been moved due to field conditions in Thief River Falls. The game will now be played at 6 p.m. at East Grand Forks High School.
For the second consecutive week, freshman running back Desean Phillips has been named the MCAC Western Division Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference on Tuesday morning.
Phillips rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns on just 13 carries in North Dakota State College of Science’s 51-0 win over Minnesota State – Fergus Falls.
North Dakota State College of Science made it three consecutive wins on Saturday with a 51-0 rout of MCAC rival Minnesota State – Fergus Falls.
In what was a dominant performance by the Wildcats, NDSCS received a complete performance in all three phases of the game.
Freshman running back Desean Phillips was named the MCAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in a 20-6 NDSCS win over rival Dakota College – Bottineau.
Phillips rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns on 23 rushes.
North Dakota State College of Science continued its dominance at home, holding Dakota College – Bottineau to just 186 yards in a 20-6 win Saturday at Frank Vertin Field in Wahpeton. It was the Wildcats fourth consecutive home win and 21st win in their last 23 games in Wahpeton.
North Dakota State College of Science bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 31-20 win over Concordia JV on Sunday in Moorhead, Minnesota. The Wildcats dominated the line of scrimmage, rushing for 322 yards on 41 attempts as a team. Phillips led the way with 177 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 14 rushes. Kordell Ellis added 79 yards on just six attempts.
Sophomore offensive lineman Nick Radunz and sophomore kicker Spencer Skeesick were both honored by the MCAC for their season-opening performances. Radunz was named the MCAC Western Division Lineman of the Week. Skeesick was named the MCAC Western Division Special Teams Player of the Week.
Adversity engulfed the first half of North Dakota State College of Science’s season-opener against MCAC foe Fond du Lac.
After falling into a 14-point deficit, the Wildcats then watched as 13-year old Gabe Issendorf, the son of NDSCS Head Coach Eric Issendorf, was carted off the field and taken away in an ambulance following a sideline collision.
But, NDSCS proved its resilience.
Scoring 38 of the game’s final 52 points, the Wildcats erased a two-touchdown deficit behind a furious fourth quarter rally to top Fond du Lac 38-28 on Saturday at Frank Vertin Field.
Last Saturday while students and families were adjusting to life on campus, NDSCS Football was trying to do its part to ease the stress of moving to college by helping students transport their belongings from vehicles to the dorms.
In his second year at NDSCS, helping students in their transition to on-campus life is something that Coach Eric Issendorf feels strongly about.
North Dakota State College of Science enters the 2019 season receiving votes in the Preseason NJCAA Football Top 20 Poll, released earlier this month.
The Wildcats finished 27th in voting with five points, trailing national power Trinity Valley by 10 points for the final spot in the top 20.