Scores

Final

North Dakota St 13

(2-1, 0-1 away)

Wyoming 16

(2-1, 2-1 home)

3:00 PM ET, September 13, 2008

War Memorial Stadium (WY), Laramie, WY

1 2 3 4 T
NDSU 0 10 3 013
WYO 0 0 10 616

Top Performers

Passing: N. Mertens (NDSU) - 215 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: D. Moore (WYO) - 21 CAR, 145 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Heckendorf (NDSU) - 3 REC, 103 YDS

Wyoming 16, N. Dakota St. 13

Associated Press

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Jake Scott kicked a 29-yard field goal with 4 seconds left to give the Wyoming Cowboys a 16-13 victory over North Dakota State on Saturday.

Scott's field goal was set up by Derrick McMahen's interception of a pass by NDSU quarterback Nick Mertens. That gave Wyoming (2-1) the ball on the Bison 28 yard line with 1:28 left.

The field goal capped Wyoming's comeback. All of Wyoming's points came in the second half after NDSU had scored the game's first 13 points. The Bison were ahead at halftime 10-0.

Devon Moore sparked a struggling Wyoming offense, racking up 145 yards rushing and scoring a touchdown.

Wyoming's struggles on offense, which gained just 216 total yards and scored no touchdowns in a loss the previous week against Air Force, continued into the game against NDSU (2-1).

In the first half against the Bison, the Cowboys were plagued by penalties, sacks, dropped passes and a fumble. They gained just three first downs and 78 total yards.

NDSU, meanwhile, gained a 10-0 halftime lead on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Mertens to Tyler Jangula and a 34-yard field goal by Shawn Bibeau.

But after the Bison ended their first possession in the second half with a 32-yard field goal by Bibeau, Moore broke off a 41-yard run and then scored from 2-yard out for Wyoming's first offensive touchdown in six quarters.

Scott finished off two other Wyoming drives with a pair of 28-yard field goals to tie the game.

Mertens led the Bison with 215 yards passing and one TD.

Wyoming was the fifth team in the Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly Division I-A, that the Bison have played since NDSU moved up from Division II to the Football Championship Subdivision, formerly I-AA. NDSU is now 3-2 against FBS schools.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NDSU
WYO
1st Downs1314
Total Yards313266
Passing21590
Rushing98176
Penalties6-465-30
3rd Down Conversions3-114-14
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers41
Possession28:3531:25

Passing Leaders

North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mertens16/302157.213
WyomingC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Crum11/17905.300

Rushing Leaders

North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Paschall14715.1011
McNorton5122.404
WyomingCARYDSAVGTDLG
Moore211456.9144
Seldon13564.3011

Receiving Leaders

North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Heckendorf310334.3068
Wurzbacher36421.3031
WyomingRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leonard23417.0020
Salyards23417.0023

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERNDSUWYO
FG14:53Shawn Bibeau 34 Yd 30
TD00:16Tyler Jangula 3 Yd Pass From Nick Mertens (Shawn Bibeau Kick) 100
THIRD QUARTERNDSUWYO
FG10:50Shawn Bibeau 32 Yd 130
TD08:15Devin Moore 2 Yd Run (Jake Scott Kick) 137
FG02:38Jake Scott 28 Yd 1310
FOURTH QUARTERNDSUWYO
FG10:28Jake Scott 28 Yd 1313
FG00:04Jake Scott 29 Yd 1316