FARGO, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota State University football coach Craig Bohl has been honored as the national coach of the year in the NCAA's Football Championship Subdivision.

Bohl was awarded the Eddie Robinson Award on Monday night in Philadelphia.

Bohl has led the Bison to a repeat appearance in the FCS title game. The Bison on Jan. 5 take on Sam Houston State - the team they beat for the title last year.

Bohl says the individual honor is in recognition of the entire NDSU football program.

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