Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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FARGO—North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick inflicted damage early, the Bison defense was solid and special teams delivered difference-making plays. That three-phase elixir carried No. 1-ranked NDSU to a 28-14 victory against No. 7-ranked Illinois State on Saturday, Oct. 20, in Missouri Valley Football Conference play before 18,553 fans at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. "The game came down to critical situations where North Dakota State made a lot of big plays ... and we did not," Illinois State head coach Brock Spack said.
Q: If there was a movie made about your life, who would you choose to play you? The actor I would want to play me in a movie would probably be Arnold (Schwarzenegger) about 30 years ago. Q: What is one thing most people would not know about you? One thing that people don't know about me is that I don't mind cats. Most people think I'm a dog person, but I don't mind cats either. Q: Who on the team would be the best competitive eater? The best competitive eater would be Nash Jensen. He's a big guy and I've seen him eat.
MACOMB, Ill.—Western Illinois quarterback Sean McGuire is his school's all-time leader in touchdown passes and passing yards. Not much of that has come against North Dakota State, however. For the third year in a row, the Bison put the wraps on the accomplished Leathernecks senior. No. 1-ranked NDSU won its second straight road game in the Missouri Valley Football Conference Saturday night, Oct. 13. A strong defensive effort and an opportunistic offense added up to a 34-7 victory for the Bison at Hanson Field before 2,709 fans.
Q: What is one thing most people don't know about you? I would say that I was born Germany. And the reason most people don't know that about me is because my father was in the Air Force so we traveled around the country a lot. Q: Who is your hero? My hero is my father and my mother because they just gave up a lot, just for me to be able to do the things I can currently do and stuff, playing college football. And just younger, I would say. They would just make a bunch of sacrifices for me. Q: What is your best sports memory?
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa—If North Dakota State defensive end Greg Menard had to pull out a red pen and grade the defense's performance Saturday at the UNI-Dome, the marks would be less than stellar. "It wouldn't be good, let's just say that, especially in the first half," Menard said. The Bison defense played better in the second half and the offense erupted for 28 points in the fourth quarter as No. 1-ranked NDSU rallied for a 56-31 victory against No. 22-ranked Northern Iowa in Missouri Valley Football Conference play before 9,899 fans on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Q: What is your favorite social media platform? I don't have a favorite social media platform. I'm actually not on social media. I got rid of all of it a few years ago. I just wasted too much time on some of that stuff. Q: If there was a movie made about your life, who would you choose to play you? I would want Matt Damon to play me in a movie. He's my favorite actor. Q: If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?
FARGO—North Dakota State football players raced to the northwest corner of the Fargodome as the final seconds ticked off the game clock Saturday afternoon, Sept. 29, to a grab a 75-pound hunk of quartzite.
FARGO—North Dakota State sophomore Jabril Cox accomplished something Saturday, Sept. 22, that a Bison football player hadn't done in more than 50 years. Cox returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown to jump-start a 38-10 victory against the Delaware Blue Hens on Saturday in NCAA Division I FCS action before 18,883 fans at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Chris Board played high school football in Florida before a college career at North Dakota State. It wasn't the path the rookie linebacker, a Florida State fan growing up, envisioned he would take to the NFL. "The road is completely different than I expected, but I'm glad it happened the way it did," Board said. "I'm definitely glad I chose NDSU."
FARGO—When Jabril Cox intercepted a pass during the fourth quarter, the North Dakota State sophomore linebacker wasn't going to be denied. Cox returned it 43 yards for a touchdown to help No 1-ranked North Dakota State secure a 38-7 victory against North Alabama in NCAA Division I FCS football at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome before 18,557 fans Saturday, Sept. 15. "Once he caught it, he told me there was no way he was going to get caught," said Bison head coach Chris Klieman. "He wants to play offense, but we are going to keep him right where he's at."