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North Dakota State junior wide receiver Ryan Smith is expected to return to the team next season and help the Bison contend for another championship.

Fan expectations high for the Bison football team next season

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Still nursing another national championship hangover, many North Dakota State football fans left Frisco, Texas, Sunday with this good-bye message: "See you next year."


Who can blame them for already thinking their beloved Bison can win a third straight Football Championship Subdivision title? The vast majority of players who put a 39-13 whooping on Sam Houston State on Saturday will be back - starting their offseason training next week.

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