FARGO, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota State football coach Matt Entz says the benefits of practicing for a one-game season outweighed the risks and frustration from dealing with the coronavirus.

The Bison have been practicing for the last month ahead of Saturday’s home game against Central Arkansas. Entz says it has given the Bison time to evaluate players and get more experience amid concerns about the coronavirus.

Star quarterback Trey Lance and left tackle Dillon Radunz also get a chance for an encore performance in front of a few family members on their home turf.

Kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fargodome.