Brainerd High School graduate Joe Haeg and the defending FCS Division I champion North Dakota State University Bison will open the season Friday at Kansas State in a game televised by Fox Sports 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Haeg, a 6-6, 293-pound sophomore, starts at offensive tackle for the Bison.
He started all 15 games at right tackle last season. NDSU led the conference in scoring (31.4 average) and rushing offense (178.0). Two NDSU backs rushed for 1,000 yards apiece.