Iowa football: Kirk Ferentz praises Week 3 foe North Dakota State

The Iowa football team is set for a big Week 3 clash against FCS powerhouse North Dakota State.

The Bison, despite playing down a level, have arguably the most impressive resume of any college football program in recent memory thanks to five consecutive national championships. Yes, North Dakota State has staked their claim to five national titles in a row.

In anticipation of this weekend’s game, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz is making sure his team does not sleep on their opponent.

Iowa has started the season off 2-0 with blowout wins over in-state rival Iowa State and Miami (OH), but Ferentz wants his team to remain focused as they enter what he considers to be their toughest challenge of the season to date.

Iowa running back LeShun Daniels echoed those sentiments.

When going into detail about the team’s Week 3 opponent, Ferentz offered up an interesting comparison.

Describing the Bison offensive attack, the Iowa coach said they are comparable to the Power 5 offenses of the Stanford Cardinal and Michigan State Spartans.

It is very important for the Hawkeyes to maintain their focus entering Saturday afternoon’s game and it’s clear the team’s coaching staff is up for the challenge.

After all, when you consider North Dakota State is currently on a five-game winning streak against FBS opponents — Kansas, Minnesota, Colorado State, Kansas State and Iowa State — the Hawkeyes cannot afford any mental lapses.

Kick off between Iowa and North Dakota State is set for noon ET at Kinnick Stadium on ESPN2.

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