North Dakota 28, South Dakota State 17



GRAND FORKS, N.D – Host No. 14 North Dakota outscored third-ranked South Dakota State, 21-3, in the second half to earn a 28-17 Missouri Valley Conference win at the Alerus Center Saturday.

SDSU (1-1, 1-1 MVFC) needed just five plays to march the field on the opening drive, taking a quick 7-0 lead. UND (2-0, 2-0 MVFC) dodged a bullet later when the Jackrabbits were poised to make it a two-touchdown lead when a dropped pass set up a field goal try that the Fighting Hawks blocked. The UND special teams had a blocked kick, a blocked punt and a huge kickoff return to start the second half that kickstarted things for North Dakota as it trailed, 14-7, at the break.

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Stadium: Alerus Center

Location: Grand Forks, N.D.


Attendance: 3638


Duration: 3:06

SDSU: Mark Gronowski (309 PASS); Pierre Strong (95 RUSH); Jaxon Janke (161 REC);

UND Tommy Schuster (184 PASS); Otis Weah (88 RUSH); Garett Maag (87 REC);



Alerus Center
I 29;US 81, Grand Forks, Traill County, North Dakota, 58202, United States


South Dakota State1403017
North Dakota7014728