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QOTD: If NDSU wins this game, where does it rank on "All-Time Biggest Bison Victories" list?

by Mike McFeely

It is two weeks until North Dakota State's football team opens its 2013 season at Kansas State. In NDSU's Football Championship Subdivision history, this will be the Bison's toughest non-conference, big-time opponent. Kansas State is a legit yearly contender for the Big 12 title (indeed, the Wildcats are the defending champs and played in BCS bowl game last year). And, while K-State lost a lot of starters from last season, the Wildcats are ranked No. 26 nationally in the Associated Press preseason poll.

It is also a big game from Kansas State's standpoint because the Wildcats are having a grand re-opening of a renovated Bill Snyder Family Stadium AND the game will be nationally televised on the just-launched Fox Sports 1 network. The network will reach 9 million homes and there may be a million people watching on a Friday night.

In summary: This will be much different than playing a crappy Minnesota team or mid-level Division I team like Ball State or Central Michigan.

Let's get to the point: Important Bison victories.

Bison athletic types still point to the win over Montana just after NDSU announced it was going Division I as the most-important victory of the D-1 era. The Bison beat Minnesota -- twice -- in Minneapolis. NDSU had a thrilling last-minute win over Georgia Southern in last year's national semifinals at the Fargodome. And, of course, there are those two national title game victories. 

So, as I like to do every time NDSU has a BIG game, I will ask this question:

If NDSU wins this game, where does it rank on the all-time biggest Bison victories list?

Please type your answer and discuss in the comments section below.

(Mike McFeely is a talk-show host on KFGO-AM in Fargo, N.D. He can be reached at mike.mcfeely@mwcradio.com. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcFeelyKFGO.)