UND Football Opener
Doug Barrett | Aug 31, 2017 AT 7:58 am
The Fighting Hawks enter a season ranked in the top 10 of the preseason polls
for the fi rst time during its Division I era (since 2008-09). UND will arrive at Rice-
Eccles Stadium today for its matchup at No. 25 Utah ranked No. 8 in the
STATS FCS Preseason Poll and No. 10 in the FCS Coaches’ Poll.
Kickoff against the Utes is set for 6:30 p.m.
This marks the second straight season UND appeared in the national preseason
polls. Last season, the Fighting Hawks were 19th in the STATS poll and
21st in the coaches’ poll before ending up 12th in both fi nal polls.
•UND holds a 5-4 record in season openers at the DI level.
•UND will play another Pac-12 school next season in week two when the Fighting
Hawks travel to Seattle to take on Washington Sept. 8.