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FARGO — The series is just in its infancy, but the prized Illinois State win over North Dakota State was in 2010. On a beautiful homecoming day in Normal, Ill., the Redbirds won 34-24.


They did it with a devastating rushing attack that saw Ashton Leggett gain 146 yards and Erik Smith 113. Leggett was a transfer from Michigan State, while Smith came from the University of Wisconsin.

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Jeff Kolpack
Jeff Kolpack covers North Dakota State athletics, the Fargo Marathon and golf for The Forum. His blog can be accessed at On the radio, Kolpack & Izzo sports talk show runs from 9-11 a.m. every Saturday morning. April through August, the WDAY Golf Show with Jeff Kolpack runs from 8-9 a.m.