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The University of North Dakota, after dropping its Fighting Sioux nickname four years ago, unveiled the logo for its new Fighting Hawks nickname.
North Dakota did all it could on Saturday to convince the FCS it belongs in the playoffs, routing Cal Poly 45-21 in the Big Sky Conference finale.
Wednesday's news that the University of North Dakota's new nickname would be the Fighting Hawks was greeted matter-of-factly by some UND players and coaches.
John Santiago ran for 180 yards and two touchdowns and North Dakota built a 45-0 lead through three quarters in a 45-14 Big Sky Conference rout of Northern Colorado on Saturday.
John Santiago gained 230 yards rushing on Saturday, and his burst from the 4-yard line lifted North Dakota to a 44-38 win over Montana State.
Makena Simis threw for 321 yards and a school-record six touchdowns, and the Montana Grizzlies swamped North Dakota 42-16 on Saturday.