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UND football hoping to control the clock on Saturday

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When you think of North Dakota football, you think of running the football.

And that is simply the key for UND this weekend when they travel to 4th ranked Sam Houston State.

The Bearkats have an offense that can put points up quickly and the Fighting Hawks don't want to give them that opportunity.

North Dakota wants to control the time of possession and keep SHSU's offense off the field.

That will come by running the football, something that the Fighting Hawks have done well this season averaging over five yards a carry in their first two games.

The Fighting Hawks and the Bearkats are scheduled to kick it off at 6pm on Saturday.

This game will be available on WDAY'Z Xtra channel.

Mark Pearson

Mark is the Sports Anchor at WDAZ. He comes to Grand Forks from his hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. Mark graduated from Butler University in 2016 and started working at WDAZ in July of that year. Mark is the Monday-Friday Anchor for the 6 and 10 O'clock shows. During his time as the Sports Anchor at WDAZ, he has covered events like March Madness, Super Bowl 52, and interviewed many athletes--from kindergarteners to professionals. Mark loves playing and watching sports as much as he enjoys covering them--when he was in high school, he was the captain of his varsity basketball team, and he played on Butler's club basketball team. Mark's favorite part of being a sports anchor is capturing and sharing the moments in sports that connect the community. Aside from broadcasting and reporting, Mark loves when he has the opportunity to be the play-by-play announcer for athletic events. In his spare time, you can find Mark shooting hoops, eating ice cream, or hanging out with his wife, Kelly, and their cat, Stella. Fun fact: Mark loves math so much, he added a math minor, just so he could take more college calculus courses. 

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