WATCH: Kirk Cousins ​​gears up for season opener, NC A&T head coach set for first NDSU meeting – InForum

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Rivalry week comes early for the Minnesota Vikings as they prepare to host the Green Bay Packers in Sunday’s season opener.

Since 2016, the Vikings are 4-and-1 at US Bank Stadium against their division rival, but the Vikings haven’t won a season opener since 2019.

Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins ​​didn’t take a single preseason shot for the Vikings, but he’s excited to start the regular season on a high.

“There’s always a lot of excitement around the first week. Certainly they all matter equally, they’re certainly all important, but it’s certainly nice to get an under-the-back win at home against an opponent. of division,” Cousins ​​said.

North Carolina A&T comes to Fargo with a great tradition tied to its football program. They have won three straight games against FBS opponents and won the Celebration Bowl, the historically black college championship game, four times.

Head coach Sam Washington said that despite all those accomplishments, Saturday’s setting at the Fargodome will be on a whole new level.

“We’ll have to get their jaws off the ground, they’re going to be impressed,” Washington said. “This initial introduction is a scare for me, how will they react. Will they settle down and do what they have been taught to do or will their jaws still be in awe? That remains to be seen, but we are looking forward to it,” said the head coach.

NDSU and NC A&T kick off inside the FargoDome Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

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