Scores

Final

Wagner 28

(1-2, 1-1 away)

North Dakota St 59

(1-2, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 19, 2009

Fargodome, FARGO, ND

1 2 3 4 T
WAG 0 14 0 1428
NDSU 7 28 10 1459

Top Performers

Passing: N. Mertens (NDSU) - 182 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: P. Paschall (NDSU) - 10 CAR, 167 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. McNorton (NDSU) - 2 REC, 43 YDS, 1 TD

N. Dakota St. 59, Wagner 28

Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. -- Pat Paschall rushed for 167 yards and two touchdowns to lead North Dakota State to a 59-28 victory over Wagner Saturday night.

Paschall, the nation's top rusher in the Football Championship Subdivision, scored on a 91-yard run in the second quarter, which included a spinning leap over a Wagner defensive player. It was the longest run from scrimmage in NDSU history, breaking by one yard a record set in 1928.

Nick Mertens completed 12 of 21 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown for the Bison (1-2). Mertens also ran for two touchdowns. D.J. McNorton scored twice for NDSU, which rolled up 531 total yards.

Dominique Williams ran for 131 yards and a touchdown for the Seahawks (1-2).

NDSU avoided its first 0-3 start since 1962. The Bison started 0-2 for the first time since 1981.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WAG
NDSU
1st Downs1723
Total Yards277531
Passing99193
Rushing178338
Penalties3-354-40
3rd Down Conversions5-135-7
4th Down Conversions2-21-1
Turnovers22
Possession38:1821:42

Passing Leaders

WagnerC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Doscher7/88811.010
North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mertens12/211828.711

Rushing Leaders

WagnerCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams211316.2138
Newberry7294.1014
North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Paschall1016716.7291
McNorton8668.3116

Receiving Leaders

WagnerRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mizell24422.0032
Woods33411.3121
North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Paschall14646.0046
Holloway44411.0015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWAGNDSU
TD07:39D.J. McNorton 15 Yd Pass From Nick Mertens (Shawn Bibeau Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERWAGNDSU
TD13:18Lon Woods 21 Yd Pass From Nick Doscher (David Lopez Kick) 77
TD11:34Pat Paschall 1 Yd Run (Shawn Bibeau Kick) 714
TD05:59Dominique Williams 12 Yd Run (David Lopez Kick) 1414
TD05:18D.J. McNorton 12 Yd Run (Shawn Bibeau Kick) 1421
TD02:34Pat Paschall 91 Yd Run (Shawn Bibeau Kick) 1428
TD00:30Nick Mertens 3 Yd Run (Shawn Bibeau Kick) 1435
THIRD QUARTERWAGNDSU
TD09:46Nick Mertens 1 Yd Run (Shawn Bibeau Kick) 1442
FG02:49Shawn Bibeau 52 Yd 1445
FOURTH QUARTERWAGNDSU
TD13:53Stefen Gage Recovered Fumble In End Zone (David Lopez Kick) 2145
TD12:09Matt Voigtlander 36 Yd Run (Shawn Bibeau Kick) 2152
TD10:14Titus Mack 11 Yd Pass From Jose Mohler (Shawn Bibeau Kick) 2159
TD00:29Jeremy Martinez 5 Yd Run (David Lopez Kick) 2859