Cam Pedersen kicked a game-winning 36-yard field goal in overtime to give North Dakota State a 27-24 win over Youngstown State in a battle of top-ranked Football Championship Subdivision teams Saturday.
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Cam Pederson hits a 36-yard FG in the first OT, lifting 2nd-ranked and unbeaten North Dakota State to a 27-24 win over Youngstown State in a conference showdown between a pair of Top 10 FCS teams. The defeat snaps an 11-game home winning streak for the Penguins.
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North Dakota St-Youngstown St, a game between a pair of Top 10-ranked FCS conference rivals, is now going into OT tied at 24-24 here in Youngstown.
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North Dakota St's RJ Urzendowski just hauled in a 16-yard TD catch that might be SportsCenter Top 10-worthy: one-handed, with his left hand, with his foot inbounds.
Easton Stick passed for 191 yards and four touchdowns before sitting out the fourth quarter and North Dakota State rolled to a 52-0 victory over Indiana State on Saturday.
Easton Stick threw for two touchdowns and Lance Dunn ran for two more as North Dakota State beat Missouri State for the eighth time in 10 tries, 38-11 in the Bison's Missouri Valley Conference opener Saturday.
Lance Dunn scored touchdowns on each of the four times he touched of the ball, Easton Stick threw two touchdowns and North Dakota State beat Robert Morris 56-0 on Saturday.
Bruce Anderson and Lance Dunn combined for more than 300 yards rushing and four touchdowns, and North Dakota State rolled to a 40-13 win over Eastern Washington in a matchup of FCS powers on Saturday.
Ty Brooks, RJ Urzendowski and Lance Dunn each scored two touchdowns in North Dakota State's season-opening 72-7 defeat of Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.
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The FCS Semifinal matchups are set with James Madison traveling to North Dakota State on Friday and Youngstown State taking on Eastern Washington on Saturday. Will the Bison win their sixth straight title? Our Football Power Index projects that North Dakota State has a 61 percent chance to reach the title game and a 43 percent chance to win another national championship.
A safety, a couple field goals, some explosive plays on offense, numerous key defensive plays and a big advantage in time of possession. It sure sounds like a typical win for North Dakota State's
Trick play leads to South Dakota St. TD
SDSU's Brady Mengarelli hides behind the line of scrimmage, receives the sneaky handoff and scores easily after some misdirection to give his team an early lead on No. 1 seed North Dakota State. The Bison have won five straight FCS championships.
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.@NDSUFootball has won 5 straight FCS titles. @CoachKli and @ahmadsangle chat about 'chips.
A lopsided win over the Pioneer Football League champion was expected.
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