National title game for coach Klieman, then on to K-State

Ted "The Sports Head"
January 04, 2019 - 1:43 pm

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#1-ranked North Dakota State (14-0) and third-ranked Eastern Washington (12-2) meet in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Toyota Stadium (20,500) in Frisco, Texas. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN2.

This will be Chris Klieman’s final game as head coach at North Dakota State before taking over at Kansas State, where he was named the next head coach of the Wildcats on Dec. 10. Klieman is 68-6 in five seasons and will finish third on NDSU’s all-time coaching wins list behind Craig Bohl (104-32 from 2003-2013) and Rocky Hager (91-25-1 from 1987- 1996).

Klieman has been part of NDSU’s eight straight Missouri Valley Football Conference championships as the Bison defensive backs coach in 2011 and defensive coordinator in 2012 and 2013 before being elevated to head coach in 2014.

Klieman is trying to win his third national championship in the past five seasons as head coach of the Bison.

(Photo by Bo Rader/Wichita Eagle/TNS/Sipa USA)



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