Montana owns the series record between the two with a 16-6 record, so North Dakota definitely has a chip on their shoulder. But after their week of practice, these guys don't sound like that worries them too much. And they're not just looking to compete, but potentially seal this game up early.
"Well I think if you look at the overall record Montana certainly does have the upper hand," said North Dakota head coach Ron Wingenbach. "We're kind of on our home turf here in the state of North Dakota. We'll put our best foot forward come Saturday night."
"I've been watching their film, we know what they're doing, and I think we'll be prepared," said North Dakota defensiveback Gabe Meschke. "And we know that we have a chance to dominate and I think we will."
Kick off for the 23rd annual Badlands Bowl is this Saturday at 6:05. Montana has won four of the last five years