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NDSU contacts Nebraska for potential fall football game

The Bison are trying to construct a three-game fall schedule.
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North Dakota State University has confirmed to Bring Me The News that it has contacted Nebraska about a potential college football matchup between the Bison and Cornhuskers in an effort to play a three-game schedule this fall.

The potential matchup was reported by Fargo's InForum.com and later confirmed by NDSU Assistant Athletic Director Ryan Perrault in an e-mail to BMTN.

"It is correct that we have reached out to Nebraska about a game," Perrault said. "NDSU’s goal is to play as many as three non-conference games this fall, and that may include an FBS opponent."

Both the Missouri Valley Conference and the Big Ten have opted to cancel all fall sports for the 2020 season, but have held out hope that they can play in the spring.

After the Big Ten schedule was canceled on Tuesday, Nebraska head coach Scott Frost indicated that the school would look for a way to play outside of the conference this fall.

"We are very disappointed in the decision by the Big Ten Conference to postpone the fall football season," Frost said in a statement on Tuesday. "...We have been and continue to be ready to play."

The potential matchup does have hurdles as Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren stated to Yahoo! Sports that no school in the conference can play this fall "without consequences."

Still, a matchup between the 16-time FCS National Champion Bison and the five-time FBS champion Huskers would be a treat for fans starving for college football.

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