No. 13 UND heads to Vermillion for showdown with USD

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – After a grueling showdown against No. 5 North Dakota State that saw a 12-game winning streak at the Alerus Center come to an end, No. 13 UND will search for its first conference win of the season at South Dakota on Oct. 9 from Vermillion, S.D.

Fans can watch the action on Midco Sports or ESPN+, with Jay Elsen, Andre Fields and Elaina Lanson on the call or tune into the Home of Economy Radio Network with Jack Michaels, Tom Dosch and Paul Ralston.


UND earned some revenge in the last meeting between the two programs, rolling to a 21-10 victory over South Dakota on March 4, 2021 from the Alerus Center. The victory made it 14 straight wins over the Coyotes in Grand Forks, dating back to 1985; however, the Fighting Hawks are searching for only their second win in Vermillion since the programs moved to Division I in 2008.


North Dakota dropped a 16-10 contest to No. 5 NDSU last Saturday at the Alerus Center, the first meeting between the two in-state rivals in Grand Forks since 2003. The loss snapped a 12-game winning streak at home for UND, the second longest in the building’s history and a run of seven straight victories at home over ranked foes.


In that game, UND became only the third team since 2014 to surrender one-or-fewer touchdowns in a game against North Dakota State; however, the Bison are now 3-0 in those games.


Over its history, North Dakota has racked up 62 all-time wins over South Dakota in a series that dates back to 1903. A win on Saturday would give the Yotes the honor of being the program that UND has defeated most in its history. The Hawks have totaled 62 all-time wins against both USD and NDSU, and is the only Division I school in the Dakotas to hold a winning record against the other three.