More importantly, the North Dakota State Bison defeated Sam Houston State 17-6 to capture the school's first FCS National Championship. Pretty impressive for the Fargo-based school that has only had Division I affiliation since 2003 (when a certain editor-in-chief of the school's newspaper wrote 1,000 words in support of the move, calling for a national championship within 10 years).
Yes, it's patently obvious I'm just filling up space right now. So once again, NDSU, 2011 FCS National Champions.
If you want to stop in and say congratulations, or even just comment on a game that already has a ton of big plays (and dubious penalties), feel free to do so.
We can even get into Pittsburgh's first Wild Card round game since 2007. The team (what's left of it) is in Denver preparing for tomorrow's 4:15 p.m. kickoff.
It's a rich tapestry of activity here today, so let's get to it.