Klieman ready to lead Bison against Iowa State on Saturday - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Klieman ready to lead Bison against Iowa State on Saturday

Posted: Updated:
AMES (KWWL) -

This Saturday's game between North Dakota State and Iowa State is a homecoming of sorts for Waterloo native and new Bison head coach Chris Klieman.

The former Columbus and University of Northern Iowa football star was a head coach at Loras college and served as assistant coach at Northern Iowa, Western Illinois, Kansas, Missouri State and North Dakota State before becoming the head coach of the three-time defending national champion North Dakota State Bison.

Klieman was the defensive coordinator for all three North Dakota State FCS Championships, and he believes the Bison defense will face a stiff challenge against the Mark Mangino-led Cyclone offense on Saturday.

"Well, it's difficult because we don't know exactly what we are going to see," Klieman said. "Maybe you go back in years to what he's doing at Kansas or last year to what he's done at Youngstown -- that's where we are not quite sure.

"That's why we have to hope we have a lot of veteran kids on defense that have seen a lot of offenses over the last three years, and we have to be able to adapt and adjust," he added. "But I know this he has had a lot of tremendous offenses over the years and they put a lot of points on the board and a lot of yards up there, and we will have our hands full trying to slow them down."

North Dakota State will take a 24-game winning streak into the game at Iowa State.

Kick-off is 11 a.m. Saturday morning from Ames.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • PROGRAMMING NOTE: Preseason Green Bay Packer football schedule

    PROGRAMMING NOTE: Preseason Green Bay Packer football schedule

    Friday, August 18 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-08-18 21:15:34 GMT

    Football is back. Preseason football, that is.  KWWL is airing all four Green Bay Packer preseason football games both its main channel and the CW.  This Sunday, August 19, the Packers head to Maryland to play the Redskins at 6:30 p.m. This will be on the CW, however only syndicated shows will be affected so there isn't anything re-airing. Next Saturday, August 26, the Packers head to Denver to play the Broncos at 8:00 p.m. on KWWL. The KWWL News at 10 will run on the CW....

    More >>

    Football is back. Preseason football, that is.  

    More >>
  • Dubuque favored in IIAC preseason poll

    Dubuque favored in IIAC preseason poll

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:54 PM EDT2017-08-18 02:54:15 GMT

    Iowa Conference Coaches tabbed the Dubuque Spartans as the preseason favorite to win the conference race. The Spartans received four of the nine first place votes in the poll.

    More >>

    Iowa Conference Coaches tabbed the Dubuque Spartans as the preseason favorite to win the conference race. The Spartans received four of the nine first place votes in the poll.

    More >>
  • Iowa wins exhibition game in Taipei

    Iowa wins exhibition game in Taipei

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-08-18 02:39:47 GMT

    Just hours after landing in Taipei the Iowa baseball team got right down to business, posting a 10-5 win over the Czech National Team in an exhibition contest Thursday afternoon. The Hawkeyes, representing team USA at the World University Games, got a pair of 3-run home runs out of Robert Neustrom to clinch the victory.

    More >>

    Just hours after landing in Taipei the Iowa baseball team got right down to business, posting a 10-5 win over the Czech National Team in an exhibition contest Thursday afternoon. The Hawkeyes, representing team USA at the World University Games, got a pair of 3-run home runs out of Robert Neustrom to clinch the victory.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly