(2-7, 1-5 MVC)
(1-7, 0-5 MVC)
2:05 PM ET, October 31, 2009
Hanson Field, MACOMB, IL
Passing: W. Lunt (WIU) - 113 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: P. Paschall (NDSU) - 19 CAR, 111 YDS, 2 TD
Receiving: L. Senatus (WIU) - 4 REC, 40 YDS, 1 TD
MACOMB, Ill. -- Pat Paschall scored on a 24-yard run with 3:10 left to lead North Dakota State to a 14-7 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday.
The touchdown, Paschall's second of the game, came after Western Illinois' Lito Senatus had caught a 9-yard pass from Wil Lunt to tie the game with 11:13 to go.
Paschall also scored on a 17-yard run in the first quarter that was set up by Shamen Washington's 65-yard return of the opening kickoff.
Paschall rushed 19 times for 111 yards for North Dakota State (2-7, 1-5 Missouri Valley). Dre Gibbs led the Leathernecks (1-7, 0-5) with 109 yards on 24 carries.
Jose Mohler was 7 of 15 for 90 yards the Bison. Lunt went 11 of 19 for 113 yards and an interception in the end zone that killed a first-quarter drive.
Western Illinois lost three fumbles in wet, muddy conditions.