1968 North Dakota State Bison football
Pecan Bowl, W 23–14 vs. Arkansas State
ConferenceNorth Central Conference
1968 record10–0 (6–0 NCC)
Head coach
Home stadiumDacotah Field
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 North Central Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 North Dakota State $ 6 0 0     10 0 0
No. 8 South Dakota 5 1 0     9 1 0
State College of Iowa 3 3 0     5 5 0
North Dakota 3 3 0     3 5 0
South Dakota State 2 4 0     4 6 0
Morningside 2 4 0     4 5 0
Augustana (SD) 0 6 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 North Dakota State Bison football team was an American football team that represented North Dakota State University as a member of the North Central Conference (NCC) during the 1968 NCAA College Division football season. In their third season under head coach Ron Erhardt, the team compiled an 10–0 record (6–0 against conference opponents), won the conference championship, and defeated Arkansas State in the Pecan Bowl.[1] The team was ranked No. 1 in the 1968 AP small college poll. The 1968 season was part of an unbeaten streak that lasted from the team's defeat in the 1967 Pecan Bowl until October 16, 1971.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 14Nebraska–Omaha*W 49–7
September 21South Dakota State
W 21–3
September 28at Northern Illinois*No. 3W 31–3
October 5at South DakotaNo. 2
W 35–13
October 12Augustana (SD)No. 2
  • Dacotah Field
  • Fargo, ND
W 70–18
October 19at North DakotaNo. 2W 14–8
October 26MorningsideNo. 2
  • Dacotah Field
  • Fargo, ND
W 42–14
November 2at State College of IowaNo. 2Cedar Falls, IAW 31–15
November 9Mankato StateNo. 2
  • Dacotah Field
  • Fargo, ND
W 63–8
December 14vs. No. 15 Arkansas StateNo. 1W 23–147,200[2]

References

  1. ^ "2013 Bison Football Media Guide" (PDF). North Dakota State University. p. 158. Retrieved November 4, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "In Pecan Bowl: North Dakota State Halts Arkansas State". The Shreveport Times. December 15, 1968. p. 2D – via Newspapers.com.