| 14–0 (9–0 NCC)|
| Rocky Hager (2nd year)|
| North Central Conference|1988 North Dakota State Bison football team Wikipedia
The 1988 North Dakota State football team represented North Dakota State University during the 1986 NCAA Division II football season, and completed the 92nd season of Bison football. The Bison played their home games at Dacotah Field in Fargo, North Dakota. The 1988 team came off an 6–4 record from the previous season. The team was led by coach Rocky Hager. The team finished the regular season with an undefeated 10–0 record and made the NCAA Division II playoffs. The Bison defeated the Portland State Vikings 35–21 in the National Championship Game en route to the program's fourth NCAA Division II Football Championship.