- 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.
- 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);