The last two starting quarterbacks from North Dakota State University are now playing in the NFL. Carson Wentz was drafted second overall by the Eagles in 2017 and Easton Stick, who broke a ton of Wentz's records at NDSU, went to the Chargers in fifth the round of this year's draft.
Trey Lance might make it three in a row. Time will tell, but the redshirt freshman from Marshall, Minnesota, is off to a blistering start as he led NDSU to a 57-10 victory over Butler in the second college football game to be played at Target Field in Minneapolis.
More than 35,000 fans packed the home of the Twins to see the No. 1-ranked NDSU Bison put on a show, and it was Lance who rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns while completing 10-of-11 passers for 185 yards and four touchdowns.
Lance was a three-star recruit coming out of high school in 2018, according to 247 Sports, and he was not offered a scholarship by the Gophers.
His first touchdown came on a 33-yard run to cap NDSU's opening drive. He later connect with form Robbinsdale Cooper standout Phoenix Sproles (also a freshman) on a 47-yard touchdown pass.
Lance attempted just one pass in the second half after hitting on 9-of-10 for 172 yards and four touchdowns in the first half. He later added a 61-yard touchdown run on a designed quarterback draw.
Yes, that's a 6-foot-4 quarterback with a big arm and speed.
“He showed today he has great speed,” NDSU first-year head coach Matt Entz said, via the Fargo Forum. “He’s a big, physical cat.”