To one side of the Drake game is UND’s first FBS game in three years at Utah State (48-24 Aggies win last Saturday). To the other side of the Drake game is a bye week, followed by North Dakota State’s first trip to Grand Forks since 2003.
Drake, which plays in the non-scholarship Pioneer League, lost 45-7 at Montana State last Saturday.
“Here at North Dakota, we take it week-by-week,” UND senior linebacker Ty Shannon said. “We don’t look at down the road. We look at the next opponent because anything can happen in college football … crazy upsets like Montana and Washington. You have to take it week-by-week.”
UND opened the 2019 season against Drake at the Alerus Center, winning 47-7 as Nate Ketteringham, Andrew Zimmerman and Noah Grover combined to throw for 295 yards.
“I think coach does a good job (emphasizing) day-by-day and going on an opponent-by-opponent basis,” UND quarterback Tommy Schuster said. “Every game is important. I think it’s just an opportunity to get another win and build. Every week you learn about your